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Industrial Failure Analysis Applied Metallurgy Corrosion – Causes, Mechanisms and Prevention Fire Investigation Structural Analysis in Design and Failure Investigation Human Factors in Design and Accident Investigation

Training Course in Singapore|Corrosion Enineering

Professional Engineers Board (Singapore)
had approved UTC as course organizer in professional training (PEB/APP/CO-00455).
UTC’s Experts and guest lecturers with extensive experience from industries conduct lectures to public to share their knowledge and industrial experience.

This course is approved and subsidized by governmental agency, qualified for 12 PDUs by PEB (Professional Engineer Board) (pending), and PIC (40% cash payout) funding support.

Learning Objectives

To enable participants to

  • Understand impacts of corrosion to society
  • Know the common corrosion types
  • Learn corrosion causes and mechanisms
  • Investigation techniques on corrosion
  • How to minimize and prevent corrosion

Course Overview

    Corrosion occurs in all industries from automotive and aerospace to infrastructure, construction, marine, petroleum, power, paper making, food processing, bioengineering, and pharmaceuticals. Corrosion is costly, dangerous, wasteful, and unsightly in some cases. It can be predicted, controlled, and even avoided. This class presents an overview of the eight major corrosion processes and related corrosion monitoring techniques, prevention methods. The principles discussed are applicable to all metals. Emphasis is on principles, mechanisms of corrosion and practical applications of technology to solving industrial corrosion problems.

Course Content

  1. Effects and Economic Impact of Corrosion
  2. Basic Concepts Important to Corrosion
  3. Eight Major Forms of Corrosion
  4. Types of Corrosive Environments
  5. Principles of Aqueous Corrosion
  6. Corrosion Characteristics of Structural Materials
  7. Corrosion Control by Proper Design
  8. Corrosion Control by Materials Selection
  9. Corrosion Control by Protective Coatings and Inhibitors
  10. Corrosion Control by Cathodic and Anodic Protection
  11. Failure Analysis on Corrosion
  12. Corrosion Testing and Monitoring

Course Instructor

Dr George YU is Registered Chartered Engineer (UK), Member of National Association of Fire Investigators (USA), API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector (USA), Executive Committee Member of The Institute of Materials (East Asia) and Technical assessor/expert of Singapore Accreditation Council. Dr YU has more than 35 years of relevant industrial work and research experience. As lead author, he published a number of technical papers in referred international journals and conferences. As Principal Investigator, he successfully completed more than 1000 projects on metallurgy related consultations, fire investigation, failure analysis, accident investigation and facility assessment/inspection, including damages of roller coasters, major MRT disruptions, accidents of cranes, aerospace engine damages, automotive steering system failure, lift rope breakage, landing gear system failure, hovercraft accidents, failures in gas and steam turbines, notebook computer burning, failures in jack-up rigs, great Singapore blackout, extra-hydrogen release of Submarine batteries, failures of PCB, PCBA, LCD & IC, heat exchanger burst, submarine power cable damages, transformer fire, explosion of power distribution system and switchgear, failures in building and structures etc. As expert witness, Dr YU was engaged in a number of litigation/court cases, including State Committee of Inquiry (COI) on major MRT disruptions and fatal crane accident in National Arts Gallery. He correctly determined root cause(s) of massive MRT disruptions on 7 July 2015, and his views were published in Top News of Straits Times on 30 July 2015.

Click here to download Dr YU's CV.

Course Schedule

Duration: Two days (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)

Date: To be announced

To register your interest, please click here to provide your name, contact info and company.
UTC offers both regular public courses and in-house customized training.

Following customized courses had been successfully conducted:

"Failure Investigation and Analysis (FIA)" for Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). The course was awarded 18 professional development units (PDU) by Professional Engineers Board, Singapore.

"Vehicle Fire Investigation" for Land Transport Authority (LTA). The course was awarded 14 professional development units (PDU) by Professional Engineers Board, Singapore.


Please click here to download registration form.
or click REGISTER to provide your name, contact info and company.
The registration will be closed 10 days before the course commencement. The registration is effective only after the payment is received, and confirmation email will be sent to you. Payment can be made by:

Method 1-Cheque/bankdraft

Make payable to “Universal Technology Centre LLP ”. Mail cheque to “Universal Technology Centre, 10 Anson Road, International Plaza #10-11, Singapore 079903.”

Method 2 - Bank transfer

Account No: 020-901961-6 Universal Technology Centre LLP

Bank name: DBS Bank Ltd 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 Singapore 018982

Course Fee

Course material, refreshments, complimentary lunch arrangement and certificate will be provided.
10% discount is applicable for company with ≥3 pax, T & C.
e2i Training Grant is available for PMEs of Singaporean or PR with ≥ 75% attendance (pending approval).
T & C.

Companies can enjoy 400% tax deductions and/or 40% cash payout of course fee under PIC

Terms and conditions
  • Course is subject to a first-come-first-serve basis in light of overwhelming responses.
  • Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course, given one week notice before course commencement
  • UTC reserves the right to change or cancel any course, in light of unforeseen circumstances. Full refund is applicable in case of cancelation.
  • All details are correct at time of dissemination.

Course Venue

Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability 80 Jurong East Street 21
Singapore 609607
(Nearby Jurong East MRT Station – access through J walk)


1. If registered person(s) could not attend, can we replace with others?
Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course, given one week notice before course commencement.

2. Can I get refund if the course is cancelled?
UTC reserves the right to change or cancel any course, in light of unforeseen circumstances. Full refund is applicable in case of cancelation.

3. Can I withdraw the registration?
If you withdraw the registration two months before the course commencement, full refund is given.
If your withdraw is made in 1-2 months before the course commencement, 50% refund will be applied.
If the withdraw is made less than 1 month before the course commencement, no refund will be provided. Replacement is acceptable, given one week notice before course commencement.

4. What are the terms and conditions for e2i subsidy?
Eligibility for e2i subsidy: Professionals, managers and executives of Singaporean or PR with at least 75% attendance. Participants who do not fulfill the above criteria are not eligible for e2i funding, and are required to pay the course fee in full.

5. What is PIC Grant?
When the course fee paid by companies, they can enjoy 400% tax deductions/allowances and/or 60% cash payout for investment in innovation and productivity improvements under the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme.
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6. When the registration is closed?
The registration will be closed 10 days before the course commencement.

7. Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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