Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Training (FMEA)

Commitment 2 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a tool that can identify product and process failures before they occur, identify appropriate risk mitigation measures to prevent or otherwise control the failure, and improve product and process design. All product and process failures (and the actions required to control these failures) are predictable and preventable; however, organizations frequently experience predictable and preventable failures with costly consequences. These failures can lead to product recalls, death or injury, poor quality, and unanticipated cost.

The aerospace and defense industries have used FMEA for decades. FMEA has made significant inroads into the automotive, biomedical device, and many other industries. Your organization can benefit greatly from this analysis tool. This Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Training (FMEA) course utilize real-life case studies to help you apply this toolkit effectively to your job. The ENO Failure Modes and Effects Analysis program is an intense 16-hour course that will teach your staff how to prepare FMEAs for your products and processes.

  • 2 days of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Training (FMEA) with an expert instructor
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Training (FMEA) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Learn how Process FMEA starts as a documented analysis implemented to help prevent and/or detect process problems and their causes: identify concerns with the sources of variation and then define and take corrective action. Process FMEA will help you to access risk or the likelihood of a significant problem, Proactively eliminate potential failure modes before they occur, and Troubleshoot problems with tools such as a Process flow diagram with a brief description of the manufacturing process or operation.
  • We can adapt this Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Training (FMEA) course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Training (FMEA) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) course:

  • System and software engineers
  • System designers
  • Process Engineer
  • Manufacturing supervisor
  • Operators
  • Product engineer

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) course are:

  • While there are no formal prerequisites, the course does assume a process, industrial, manufacturing, or engineering background.


Day 1: Introduction, Elements, and Preparation.
  • Introductory concepts.
    • FMEA and FMECA definitions.
    • FMEA objectives.
    • Process versus product FMEA.
    • Pre-design, design, and post-design effectiveness.
    • Prediction versus detection.
    • The predictive nature of FMEAs.
    • Soliciting and including appropriate expertise.
    • Applicable standards.
    • Tabular analysis organization.
    • Class exercise.
  • FMEA Elements.
    • Mechanical component failure modes.
    • Electronic component failure modes.
    • Electrical equipment failure modes.
    • Hydraulic equipment failure modes.
    • Assessing failure effects at component, subassembly, next assembly, and system levels.
    • Criticality definitions and determinations.
    • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Training (FMEA)
  • Product FMEA Preparation.
    • Tabular formats.
    • Using Word and Excel when preparing FMEAs and FMECAs.
    • Class FMEA/FMECA preparation exercise.
    • Critical, major, minor, and negligible definitions.
    • Corrective and preventive action.
    • Corrective action order of precedence.
Day 2: Quantification, Report Preparation, and Course Wrap-Up.
  • Process FMEAs.
    • Process versus Product FMEAs.
    • Assessing production, operational, quality assessment, and administrative processes.
    • Assessing redundancy defeaters.
    • Tapping outside resources.
    • Developing improvement recommendations.
    • Class exercise.
  • FMEA Quantification.
    • Failure rates, MTBF, and probability of failure.
    • Failure rate sources.
    • Human error failure rates.
    • Failure rate versus environment.
    • MIL-HDBK-217F, NPRD-95, and MIL-STD-1629.
    • Dormant versus active failure rates.
    • Assessing storage failure mechanisms.
    • Class exercise.
  • The Failure Mode Effects Summary (FMES).
    • FMES purposes.
    • Using Excel’s sorting features to streamline FMES preparation.
    • Quantifying failure mode effects.
  • The FMEA Report.
    • System descriptions.
    • Citing data sources.
    • Using the FMEA to streamline reliability predictions.
    • Embedding Excel and *.pdf files to accelerate preparation.
  • FMEA Cost Estimation.
    • Related reliability and system safety analyses.
    • Other information sources.
    • Estimating FMEA preparation costs.
  • Course Summary, Review, and Critique.
    • Recap, Q/A, and evaluations
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Training (FMEA)Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Training (FMEA) Course Wrap-Up


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