Education and Training

Students interested in pursuing masters, doctoral and post-doctoral studies in condition monitoring are encouraged to contact the groups listed in Study and research opportunities.
Universities and teaching institutions interested in submitting appropriate links, please contact


Research challenges
There is a need for a forum where researchers and users can interact for a variety of reasons:
• Universities and research institutions are often looking for research challenges that could make significant contributions to condition monitoring in practice.
• Universities and research institutions may be looking for research or industrial partners in research projects.
• Companies may be looking for universities or research institutions to assist in the development of novel condition monitoring products.
Companies and universities are therefore invited to submit brief invitations for interaction on condition monitoring-related projects, by contacting the Chair of the ISCM Scientific and Technical Committee.
Research challenges could span of activities which include:
• Data acquisition and processing (measurement integrity, optimal sensing, passive and smart sensing, wireless sensors, energy harvesting, signal processing, features)
• Condition monitoring (failure modes and criticality, thresholds)
• Diagnostics (fault classification, condition degradation)
• Prognostics (fault evolution, residual life)
• Life-cycle decision support (optimised operation, optimised maintenance)
• Standards
and emphasise the broader context of condition monitoring and its application in industry.
Benchmark studies
Condition monitoring benchmark studies can become very expensive, but common access to such studies can also promote serious scientific interaction and collaboration in the field of condition monitoring. Links to the following studies are therefore provided here to promote the concept of readily available benchmarks and encourage universities and research institutions active in condition monitoring to make such benchmarks available to the condition monitoring community.
Universities and research institutions interested in submitting appropriate hyperlinks, please contact
Industrial committee (Ganeriwala)

Study and research opportunities

Following groups are active in education and research on various aspects of condition monitoring:
Luleå University of Technology, Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering
University of Alberta, Chair for Management for Engineers
University of Pretoria, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
University of Oulu, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Control Engineering
University of Oulu, Mechatronics and Machine Diagnostics
Contact details
The ISCM Secretariat, c/o BINDT, Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton NN1 5NX, United Kingdom. Email:
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