Steel Materials - The Fundamentals

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


Steel, has been the most preeminent of all materials since it can provide wide range of properties that can meet ever changing requirements. This training provides both fundamental and technical information related to steels, including steelmaking, microstructure and phase transformation, their properties and applications.


Cetim, the leading French Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry, was established in 1965 to support innovation and competitiveness of engineering companies through its multidisciplinary expertise and unique R&D capabilities.

In Asia Pacific, CETIM-Matcor, a forward-looking company, is specialized in the field of Material & Corrosion Assessment, Failure Analysis & Forensic Investigation and Mechanical Power Transmission.

Jointly with NTU, CETIM-Matcor will conduct advanced engineering courses for engineers who will like to understand and learn in depth knowledge from our experience trainers with vast industrial and field experience. Courses are largely focused on Corrosion Engineering and Failures Analysis in areas such as Pressurized Equipment, Shafts, Gears & Bearings as well as Forensic Engineering Investigation.

Course Availability

  • Date(s): 18 Oct 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: Virtual (Online)

    Registration Closing Date: 05 Oct 2022

The training provides participants with:

  • Understand the interest of using steels and the related treatments.
  • Identify and decode the standardised designation.
  • Identify the main types of treatments and their characteristics.
  • Acquire basic knowledge to access more thorough or more specialised training courses.
  • Reception
    • Presentation, general organisation, introduction round
  • Manufacturing and implementation of steels manufacturing:
    • Rolling,
    • Cutting,
    • Drawing,
    • Casting, forging,
    • Machining,
    • Additive manufacturing
  • Properties of steels
    • Mechanical strength,
    • Fatigue resistance,
    • Impact strength
  • Standardised designation of steels (decoding the standards)
  • The different families of steels
    • Structural steels,
    • Stainless steels,
    • Tool steels
  • Treatment of steels
    • Heat treatments
    • Surface treatments
Questions / answers.
The course is designed for various disciplines that includes Engineers, Consultants, Inspectors, Safety, Maintenance, Process and Operators.

Applicants should possess a Diploma or Degree with Engineering.

Standard Course Fee: S$963.00

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes  
Cat-A SSG Funded Courses S$333.00
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) S$153.00
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) S$153.00


  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click  here for more information.
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Mr Robert Shandro


Principal Consultant with CETIM - MATCOR in the field of mechanical, power transmissions and materials engineering. A Specialist in failure investigation, forensic engineering and condition assessment with more than 30 years of consulting experience in Energy, Aerospace, Transportation, Shipbuilding and Public Works. Involved in close to 2,500 failure analysis and consulting services for litigation.

Member of French delegation for ISO TC60 (Technical Committee), Expert in load capacity calculation of gears, terminologies, notation, strength and quality of materials for gears.

Areas of Expertise

• Failure analysis of a wide range of mechanical equipment/components and structural facilities
• Design, verification and failure analysis on mechanical power transmission components
• Condition and remnant life assessment of mechanical power transmission

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