FMEA Process Fundamentals

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is bottom up, inductive failure analysis that considers the effect that failure of lower level components and assemblies will have on the overall system. This technique is used across engineering to understand how systems can fail, the causes of failure and to identify the best ways to reduce risk.

The course covers the fundamental FMEA process, with the following aims:

  • Familiarise delegates with the terminology used with FMEA
  • Explain the purpose and approaches of FMEA in Reliability Engineering
  • Introduce the core components of FMEA
  • Discuss how risks can be prioritised
  • Discuss the activities that should follow the analysis process


Public & On Site Courses


Public & On-Site Courses: 1 Day. The course commences at 9.00am and finishes approximately 5.00pm.

Course Fee

Public Course: £500, includes lunch and refreshments.

On-Site Course: Please complete the form opposite or contact us for onsite training prices, including discounts for multiple delegates and courses


Online Courses


Online Courses: Split into 2 sessions 3 hour slots.

Course Fee

Online Courses: Please complete the form opposite or contact us for online training prices, including discounts for multiple delegates and courses.

Registration / Further Information

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Who Should Attend this Course?

This course is intended for engineers that need to identify and prioritise system failure modes and their causes in a structured and methodical way.

The course does not require existing experience of FMEAs, explaining key terminology and process steps, along with covering additional tools that support completion of the analysis.

This course is not intended to provide guidance on any particular standards (e.g. MIL-STD-1629A, J1739, AIAG), but instead covers a general approach that can applied to specific scenarios. Tailored courses are available separately that can cover specific interpretations.

Public Course Venue

Wilde Analysis Training Facility
Whitworth House, 28 Charles Street

  • Introduction
  • Terminology
  • Purpose
  • Approaches
  • The FMEA process
  • Preparing for FMEA
  • Defining scope
  • System definition
  • Assembling the right team
  • Ground rules and assumptions
  • Performing FMEA
  • Functions, failures, effects, causes
  • Failure prevention, detection and mitigation
  • Ranking and prioritising failure modes
  • FMEA follow up activities
  • Reporting and communicating findings
  • Corrective actions
  • Assessing FMEA effectiveness
  • The FMEA as a living document
  • Course Wrap-up
Course Agenda


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