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Thursday, 18 June 2020 at 09:00 - Friday, 19 June 2020 at 17:30 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

Applied Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee
Early Bird Rate before 19 April 2020   more info 18 Apr 2020 $780.00 $0.00
Normal rate   more info 10 Jun 2020 $880.00 $0.00

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Applied Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists

-       Composition, microstructure, processes and performance of metals and alloys

This course is approved by governmental agency, qualified for 14 PDUs by PEB (Professional Engineer Board) and 14 SDU for SISO safety officers by Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Board .


Metals and alloys are most widely used engineering materials in the various industries, facilities and infrastructures. It is essential for those professionals/engineers to have a better understanding of what metals (ferrous and non-ferrous) are, how they behave, how they can be made stronger or more corrosion resistant, how they can be shaped by casting, forging, forming, machining, and joined by welding, brazing and soldering, and how these processes can alter properties, and what kind of failures on metals could be anticipated.

This course is designed to give an overview of metallurgy with emphasis on application of physical metallurgy & mechanical metallurgy, broaden and deepen the attendants’ knowledge and skills, help them to understand relationship between material’s microstructures, processing, properties and performance, and solve problems in design, manufacturing, product quality, and maintenance, communicate more effectively with technical colleagues and customers.


Two days (9:00 am – 5:30 pm, 18 – 19 Jubne, 2020)


NTU@Onenorth campus
11 Slim Barracks Rise (off North Buona Vista Road) Singapore 138664
Nearby MRT stations: Buona Vista (east west line, circle line), One north (circle line)


Dr George YU was awarded PhD degree in Materials Science, M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering and M.Eng in Materials Science and Engineering. He is Registered Chartered Engineer with Engineering Council (UK), API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector with American Petroleum Institute (USA), Executive Committee Member of The Institute of Materials (East Asia) and Technical assessor/expert of Singapore Accreditation Council. Dr YU has more than 30 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, failure analysis, accident investigation, product development, and facility assessment/inspection, including damages of roller coasters, major disruptions in mass rapid transport system (MRT), 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 in huge batteries of Submarine (>300 Kg), failures of PCB, PCBA, LCD, passive components and IC, heat exchanger burst, submarine power cable damages, microprocessor malfunction, 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 in 2011 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.


  1. Brief history of metallurgy.
  2. Extractive Metallurgy.
  3. Phase diagrams
  4. Properties of metals (mechanical, physical and chemical)
  5. Steels (carbon steels, alloy steels, stainless steels, tool steels)
  6. Cast Irons (grey cast iron, malleable cast iron, ductile cast iron, white cast iron).
  7. Nonferrous Metals: Industrial Applications and Properties - aluminium, titanium, copper, nickel and their alloys etc..
  8. Strengthening Mechanisms: Techniques used to strengthen the metals.
  9. Metal Forming: Forging, rolling, extrusion.
  10. Metal Casting.
  11. Metal machining and its effects on metals.
  12. Joining techniques: welding, brazing, and soldering.
  13. Heat Treatment of metals.
  14. Introduction to failures of metals and alloys: ductile and brittle fractures, fatigue, wear, corrosion, creep, stress corrosion cracking etc.
  15. How to select metals and alloys in design and applications


This is an ideal course for anyone without metallurgy background who need to gain a better understanding of metals and alloys as well as their applications in various industries such as aerospace, marine, construction, electrical & electronics, oil & gas, refinery, transportation. It has been designed for those without previous training in metallurgy, including engineers and professionals in design, manufacturing, quality assurance, maintenance, technical staff in laboratory, sales and marketing personnel; purchasers, management and administrative staff.


To enable participants to

  • Understand what metals (ferrous and non-ferrous) are & how they behave.
  • Know how to make metals stronger or more corrosion resistant.
  • Understand how metals can be shaped, machined and joined.
  • Know how to change metals’ properties by processing/heat treatment.
  • Understand what kind of failures on metals could be anticipated.
  • Learn how to select right materials in applications.

So that the attendants can

  • Communicate more effectively with technical colleagues.
  • Be better informed and more efficient when dealing with customer enquiries.
  • Avoid mistakes caused by lack of knowledge.
  • Appreciate the properties and applications of relevant industrial alloys.


Early Bird Rate: S$780/delegate before or on 18 April 2020

Normal Rate: S$980/delegate after 18 April 2020

Course attendance, course material, refreshments, complimentary lunch arrangement and attendance certificate will be include.

10% discount is applicable for company with ≥3 pax, T & C.


The registration is effective only after the payment is received, and confirmation email will be sent to you accordingly. The registration will be closed 10 days before the course commencement. Please email your name, company, contact details to and make payment according to following instruction. 

Method 1 -  Cheque/Bankdraft payment

Make payable to Universal Technology Centre LLP .

Mail 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

Method 3 - credit/debit card payment and online registration

Register in Eventbrite website at this page by filling in the necessary information and making payment using credit cards, some administration charge will be applied. 


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please visit, email to or call/SMS to (65)81380509.

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.

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.

Can I withdraw the registration?

You can withdraw the registration two months before the course commencement, full refund.

If your withdraw is made 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.

When the registration is closed?

The registration will be closed 10 days before the course commencement.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


Please contact by email: or telephone 81380509 or visit website:


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NTU@Onenorth campus 11 Slim Barracks Rise (off North Buona Vista Road)
Singapore, 138664

Thursday, 18 June 2020 at 09:00 - Friday, 19 June 2020 at 17:30 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

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