Document Type : Scientific - Research


1 Engineering Skills Training Center, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

2 Mechanical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran



This article investigates the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on academic education. Limited time and resources makes it necessary to prioritize negative consequences based on their risk in a preventive manner. An effective tool for this matter is the analysis of potential failure modes and effects (FMEA). The negative consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are categorized and prioritized based on the severity, ways of diagnosis, and the probability of occurrence, using FMEA. In this study, using a survey of 120 participants, common failure modes, severity, occurrence likelihood, and preventive detection methods were investigated, and the intensity and occurrence numbers were assigned based on expert opinions. Finally, the listed breakdowns were ranked in order of deterioration. Also, corrective actions were provided to eliminate or reduce the effects of failure of the mentioned cases, and the risk priority number was re-predicted. At the end, effective solutions were presented as a list.


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