This course teaches basic failure analysis principles. The students will then apply principles to different component parts that are softer and easier to analyze. Monday covers management, metallurgy, fractures, wear, and visual examination. On Tuesday, we review Monday’s lesson with presentations and hands-on labs where students analyze failed parts including bearings, crankshafts, valves, pistons, rings, liners, and fasteners. We continue through Thursday ending with analyzing case studies and a comprehensive 50 question exam.