Master’s Degree Programme, 2 years

(MSc in) Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety

– About the programme

Can we accept that a small flaw can cause a car's brakes to fail? Can we deter those dangers to both people and the environment that are inherent in the complex products and systems surrounding us?

The objective of this Master's programme is to provide knowledge and skills to enable students in the development and operation of safe, reliable and easily maintainable systems. You will learn how products and systems can be used safely, and how technical faults can be avoided. Furthermore, you will learn how to plan and cost-effectively perform maintenance. The language of instruction is English.

This programme is unique in Scandinavia and builds on long experience from industry projects, teaching and research. The study is suited for people who like to identify and solve problems, have analytical skills, can work structured and systematically, and enjoy both theoretical and practical problems.

The study environment

NTNU and SINTEF together constitute the largest academic environment in Europe within safety, reliability and maintenance, and has established the ROSS Gemini Centre. Read more about the study environment.

Why study RAMS?

Product and system complexity is increasing. Many technical products and systems are combinations of software, electronics and mechanical components. Also, the interactions between technical systems and the economical / social systems of our global society are becoming tighter and more inter-dependent. More on Why study RAMS?.

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Brochure about RAMS

Download a brochure (pdf) about the RAMS-group, research activities, study programs, and courses.

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Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Science in RAMS (MSc)
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSRAMS
Number of students admitted: 15
Language of instruction: English
Location: Trondheim, Valgrinda

Host Faculty:
Engineering Science and Technology

Host department
Production and Quality Engineering

Validity of information: 2015/2016

Application deadlines

  • Non-EU/non-EEA students: 1 December 2015
  • Norwegian/EU/EEA students: 1 March 2016

The application is now open - apply through Søknadsweb.