Learning activities are focused on principles and general procedures of failure analysis in metallic, polymeric, ceramic, and electronic materials. The stated focus planned to be delivered during lectures are;(i) basic features and characteristics of different failure mechanisms, (ii) methods and procedures to determine the cause of the failures, and (iii) NDT methods and procedure as one of the tool of failure analysis (i.e., visual inspection, liquid penetration testing, radiography, ultrasonic testing, and electromagnetic testing). Industry visit to companies is scheduled; to ensure sufficient knowledge of failure analysis procedure in industry to the learners. A hands-on assignment is designed to enhance learner’s skills in identifying the material’s flaw, surface and sub-surface (e.g., cracks, seams, shrinkages, porosity, incomplete root penetration, undercut, lack of fusion). Learners need to sit for mid-term, final semester examinations, and four quizzes (i.e., two offline quizzes during class, and two online-based quizzes); to ensure sufficient theoretical and fundamental knowledge. Learners should be able to (i) explain and compare the basic features and characteristics of different failure mechanisms, (ii) solve related problems of failures using appropriate methodology and tools, and (ii) develop new idea and create alternative approaches for problem solving of various case studies; upon completion of the course.
- Lecturer: FARAH HANANI BINTI ZULKIFLI