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

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.

Course Overview

Human factors play important role in product and building design as well as accident/failure investigation.
This course provides you with an overview of human factors concepts, knowledge and practical applications, with a focus on the current and future role of human factors in the operational environment of industries. Some examples will be presented to demonstrate human factors in applications to improve performance of products and determine the root cause(s) of accident(s)/failures.

Learning Objectives

To enable participants to

  • Understand concept of human factor engineering
  • Optimize product design by human factors concept
  • Learn factors that contribute to human error and non-compliance with rules and procedures
  • Apply human factor principles and concepts to manage errors and violations on an individual, organisational and systemic level
  • Apply the human factors knowledge in industrial practice.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to Human factors

  2. Human Performance: Capabilities and Limitations Basic characteristics of human information processing Perception Decision-making
  3. Physical Ergonomics
  4. Anatomical, Physiological & Biomechanical Considerations Anthropometry & Population Diversity Working & Lifting Postures Hand Tools & Musculoskeletal Disorders Ergonomics of Chair Design
  5. Cognitive Ergonomics
  6. User-Centred Design Process Human Factors in Systems Product for Consumer & Enterprise Design for Automation Design of Controls
  7. >Human Factors and Systems Safety: Fundamental Concepts
  8. The Reason model The SHEL model Practical applications to safety management Error tolerant systems
  9. Human Factors and Risk Management
  10. Fundamental concepts of risk management Hazard identification Methods of risk management Risk matrices
  11. Understanding and Managing Human Error
  12. Principles of human error Errors versus violations Do errors 'cause' accidents? Error-producing conditions
  13. Human Factors Across the Industry
  14. Human factors integrating into product design Application of human factors knowledge to maintenance, repair and overhaul industries Managing human factors in the manufacturing industry Human factors in accident investigation The role of the human factors specialist
  15. Case Studies
  16. Cases of human factors in design Caces of human factors in accident investigation

Course Instructor

Dr Gueen was trained in Engineering Mechanics and structural analysis, has more than 30 years of research and working experience, extensively involved in building design, structural analysis, product development and failure investigation for building and construction, as well as aircraft industries. Dr Gueen accumulated rich experience in computational analysis/simulation using finite element method (FEM) and boundary element method (BEM), and published many technical papers in international journals and conferences.

Dr Gueen is registered Chartered Engineer (CEng, UK) in Structural Engineering, fellow of Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES).

Click here to download Dr Gueen's CV.

Course Schedule

Duration: Two days (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
Dates: To be announced
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. 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

To be announced
Course material, refreshments, complimentary lunch arrangement and certificate will be provided.
10% discount is applicable for company with ≥3 pax, T & C.

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

Terms and conditions applied
  • 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?
Please visit, or email to or call/SMS to (65)81380509.

8. Please click here for questions and answers.