TAMT-210: Predictive Maintenance-Vibration Analysis

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Trade & Apprentice Education
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Academic Level
Course Subject
TAE - Maintenance Technology
Course Number
Course Title
Predictive Maintenance-Vibration Analysis
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
TAMT-110, TAMT-200, TAMA-130, or TAE Apprentice Coordinator/Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Provides specialized instruction in diagnosing and resolving machinery vibration in rotating equipment, the most cost-effective methods to reduce maintenance costs, and how to extend machinery life.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Vibration analysis and machine vibration.
  2. History of vibration analysis, and preventive and predictive maintenance.
  3. Predictive maintenance philosophy.
  4. Types of machine vibration.
  5. Vibration characteristics.
  6. Vibration types and data.
  7. Vibration terms.
  8. Process of vibration analysis.
  9. Hardware and software.
  10. Imbalance vibration.
  11. Misalignment vibration.
  12. Bearing fault vibration.
  13. Resonance.
  14. Advanced analysis techniques.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Explain the benefits of a vibration analysis, predictive maintenance program.
  • Identify the sources of vibration.
  • Identify and successfully demonstrate the various types of equipment used to detect vibration.
  • Explain the meaning of frequencies as it relates to vibration.
  • Explain the meaning of resonance as it relates to vibration.
  • Identify the phase and amplitude symptoms of coupling misalignment.
  • Identify vibration due to rolling element bearings.
  • Identify vibration due to imbalance.
  • Explain the effects of gear vibration.
  • Identify the point in time to call for vibration expertise.
  • Assessment and Requirements

    Assessment of Academic Achievement

    Assessment of student achievement may include lab assignments, quizzes, and exams.


    Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.



    Satisfies Wellness Requirement

    Approval Dates

    Effective Term
    Fall 2022
    ILT Approval Date
    AALC Approval Date
    Curriculum Committee Approval Date