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DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) Course According to AIAG/VDA

Enrolled: 1 student
Lectures: 1
Level: Intermediate


Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Course Overview:

This course aims to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and skills in conducting DFMEA according to the latest AIAG and VDA guidelines. Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis is a systematic approach used to identify and address potential failures in product design. The AIAG/VDA alignment offers a structured methodology for enhancing product reliability and safety from the earliest phases of design. By the end of this course, participants will be proficient in conducting DFMEA to improve product quality and performance.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Design engineers
  • Quality engineers and managers
  • Product development team members
  • Reliability engineers
  • Anyone involved in the design and development of products

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to DFMEA:
    • The importance of DFMEA in product design
    • Overview of the AIAG/VDA FMEA Handbook
  2. Understanding the AIAG/VDA Approach:
    • The seven-step approach to DFMEA
    • Key changes and improvements from previous methodologies
  3. Planning and Preparation:
    • Defining the scope and objectives
    • Assembling the right team
    • Understanding the product and its requirements
  4. Structure Analysis:
    • Identifying product functions and requirements
    • Building block diagrams and structure trees
  5. Function Analysis:
    • Determining functional requirements and potential failure modes
    • Analyzing effects and causes of failures
  6. Failure Analysis:
    • Assessing the severity, occurrence, and detection of each failure mode
    • Calculating the Risk Priority Number (RPN)
  7. Risk Mitigation and Improvement:
    • Identifying and prioritizing actions to reduce risk
    • Implementing and tracking improvements
  8. Results Documentation and Communication:
    • Properly documenting the DFMEA process and findings
    • Communicating results to relevant stakeholders

Advantages of the Course:

  • Enhanced Product Reliability: Identify and address potential design failures early in the product development process.
  • Risk Reduction: Systematically reduce and manage the risks associated with product design.
  • Improved Design Quality: Enhance the quality and performance of products through structured analysis and improvement actions.
  • Compliance with Industry Standards: Ensure your design process meets the rigorous standards set by AIAG and VDA.


Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a “DFMEA Proficiency Certificate” according to AIAG/VDA guidelines.This DFMEA course is essential for professionals involved in the design and development of products, particularly in industries where safety and reliability are paramount. The course is structured to provide a thorough understanding of the AIAG/VDA methodology, ensuring participants can effectively apply DFMEA in their work. Through this course, professionals will gain the skills to significantly contribute to their organization’s design quality and integrity, leading to better products and higher customer satisfaction.