MAST2003 - Operation and maintenance of technical instalaltions


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Group assignment 40/100
School exam 60/100 3 hours HJELPEMIDD

Course content

All teaching and supervision in Norwegian.

The course gives students basic technical insight into selected machines and systems. The course focuses on operation and maintenance including but not limited to failure modes, failure causes and failure mechanisms.

The course is divided in the following modules:

Module 1: Structure and operation of rotating electro/mechanical machines including:

  • Electric motors
  • Generators
  • Pumps
  • Turbines
  • Internal combustion engines

Module 2: Structure and operation of equipment and systems for liquid transport, including:

  • Components in pipe and pump system
  • Pipe and pump system

Module 3: Structure and operation of power transmission equipment and systems, including:

  • Hydraulic systems
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Couplings
  • Mechanical transmission

Module 4: Condition monitoring parameteres and measurements of such.

Module 5: Fault analysis of equipment discussed in module 1-4.

Focus on:

  • Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the candidate shall have the following basic knowledge and skills as well as general competence, related to selected technical installations:


The candidate has knowledge of:

  • structure and operation of selected machines and equipment.
  • failure mode, causes of failure and failure mechanisms in selected machines, equipment and systems.
  • operation and maintenance of selected machines and equipment
  • parameters that can be used to diagnose the condition of selected machines, equipment and systems.


The candidate can use his knowledge in operation, maintenance and failure analyzes on machines, equipment and systems.

The candidate can select condition parameters that can be used to diagnose the condition of selected machines, equipment and systems.

General competence:

The candidate is familiar with the environment and safety requirements for selected machines, equipment and systems.

The candidate develops the ability to carry out failure analyzes.

Learning methods and activities

In addition to teaching in the physical space, all lectures to be streamed. Recordings of lectures to be placed on NTNUs LMS (Learning Management System)

  • Interactive lectures
  • Guest lecturers from the industry (internet based)
  • Use of videos
  • Digital exercises in blackboard
  • Supervised excercises
  • Laboratory exercise
  • Project work / problem-based learning in groups

Mandatory work requirements:

Quizzes and blogs to be submitted in the LMS system.

A certain number of approved quizzes and blogs, stated at semester start, are mandatory work requirements.

Compulsory assignments

  • Quizz in BlackBoard
  • Blogg in BlackBoard

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work from previous semester can be accepted by the department by re-take of an examination if there have not been any significant changes in MAST2003.

The assessment (A-F) in this course is based on:

  • a written "school exam" Inspera which counts for 60% of the total grade
  • and a group assignment submitted in Inspera which counts for 40% of the total grade.
  • Students must pass both the "school exam" and the group assignment.

Allowed exam aids: Tekniske tabeller av Jarle Johannessen, aids distributed at the exam.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

A re-sit examination is held in May/June. Continuation and voluntary repetition / improvement can be carried out for some sub-evaluations without having to reassess both sub-evaluations in a topic (on the condition that the subject has not changed the assessment system).. There is an opportunity to complain about partial assessments in this topic before all sub-evaluations have been completed.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Aquaculture - Engineering (BIHAV)
Mechanical Engineering (BIMAS-F)
Mechanical Engineering (BIMASKIN)
Renewable Energy - Engineering (BIFOREN)

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

Online recourses found at the NTNU library and Nasjonalbiblioteket

The book: Prosesskjemi - anlegg og utstyr by Eckhard Ignatowitz is reccomended.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Operations and Maintenance Management
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 HJELPEMIDD 2023-12-06 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 58
M433-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 11
SL321 Sluppenvegen 14 3
Universitetet i Agder, Kristiansand Universitetet i Agder 0
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 2
Autumn ORD Group assignment 40/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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