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AIAG & VDA FMEA-MSR | Understanding & Implementing

This course will assist you in the execution of Supplemental FMEAs for Monitoring and System Response (FMEA-MSR) using the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook. By attending this course you will gain the ability to describe the benefits of a robust technical risk analysis using the Design FMEA (Days 1 and 2) and the Supplemental FMEA-MSR (day 3) approaches described in the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook. You will also develop the know-how to execute a DFMEA and a FMEA-MSR applying the 7-Step approach, evaluate the consistency in DFMEA and FMEA-MSR application, relate FMEA-MSR to the Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (HARA) required by ISO26262. Finally, you will be able to develop an Implementation Plan for your organization to adopt the AIAG & VDA DFMEA and FMEA-MSR.

For training delivered on-site at your organization, a one (1) day add-on Application Coaching Workshop service is available (i.e. facilitated development of a partial FMEA-MSR based on the Implementation Plan).

Enrollment Options

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Regular Price

Course Details


3 Days



Training In Context

FMEA for Monitoring and System Response (MSR) may be used to examine systems which have integrated fault monitoring and response mechanisms during operation. Typically, these are more complex systems composed of sensors, actuators and logical processing units. The diagnosis and monitoring in such systems may be achieved through hardware and/or software. Systems that may be considered in a Supplemental FMEA for Monitoring and System Response consist in general of at least a sensor, a control unit, and an actuator or a subset of them and are called mechatronic systems.

As cars are employing a growing number of mechatronic systems to provide safety and comfort to occupants there is a general recognition of the urgent need for conducting effective FMEA-MSR. This challenge makes the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook a critical update for the industry. The concept of robustness exists throughout all sections of the new FMEA-MSR development approach, which is presented in the new AIAG & VDA Handbook. The Handbook contains a structured method for identifying mechatronic systems functions and their potential failure modes with special emphasis on the linkages with functional safety requirements as described in ISO 26262.

Days 1 and 2 of this course builds the foundation on how to develop effective DFMEAs. Then on day 3 you will learn how to develop FMEAs for product designs using Mechatronics systems, also known as Supplemental FMEA-MSRs.

Note: This course is delivered onsite as Live Virtual Workshop or In-person training. Open enrollment is not offered.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the benefits of a robust technical risk analysis using the FMEA-MSR development approach described in the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook
  • Apply the 7-Step approach in the execution of an actual FMEA-MSR
  • Evaluate the consistency of FMEA_MSR application cases
  • Identify key linkages between the FMEA-MSR to Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (HARA) required by ISO 26262
  • Develop an Implementation Plan for the AIAG & VDA DFMEA and FMEA-MSR

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for Core Design FMEA / FMEA-MSR Teams including design engineers, system engineers, component engineers, test engineers, quality/reliability engineers, project managers, FMEA moderators/facilitators, auditors, and other product design roles with a limited working knowledge and background with AIAG Design FMEA and FMEA-MSR.

Course Outline


Individuals who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.