MAST2004 - Project Assignment Operation and Maintenance


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Group Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Group Assignment 100/100

Course content

The subject of the project has to be relevant to the studies "Operatiion and maintenance".

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the candidate shall have the following total learning outcomes:


The candidates will learn to immerse themselves in a specific topic in the field of operational and maintenance technology.

The specialization includes to gain knowledge through contact with the industry, literature studies and other sources, so as to combine this with own knowledge.


The candidate shall be able to organize and complete a project work with the preparation of a project plan, systematic processing of academic information and writing a project report according to the program's project manual.

General competence:

The course will help the candidates to become:

  • Good at acquiring new knowledge
  • Independent and good at organizing own workday
  • Good at working well in teams
  • Good at oral communication
  • Good at presenting clearly to different target groups
  • Good writing skills
  • Good at presenting complex issues in a clear way
  • Good for finding and compiling information from various sources
  • Good at defining relevant and good issues
  • Good at seeing connections and thinking overall Development-oriented
  • Good for assessing the consequences of different strategies for problem solving

Learning methods and activities

Team based project work with guidance by NTNU supervisor, min 2, max 3 students pr team. The project team itself is to propose the subject together with a detailed description in a pre-project. The report of the pre-project has to be accepted by supervisor in order to continue work with the project assignment. The accepted pre-project is to be considered as assignment's objectives and scope of work for further evaluation of the final report. It is expected that students are pro-active and use their basic knowledge to acquire new insights and build their professional competence. Students have to take initiative them selves to establish collaboration with industrial partner. Otherwise the course responsible may suggest an internal project at NTNU. Industrial partner shall be approved by course responsible/supervisor at NTNU. Students are advised to organize project groups, provide a project assignment subject and cooperation agreement with a company during the autumn semester before MAST2004 is to commence.

Compulsory assignments

  • Pre-project report
  • Monthly status report

Further on evaluation

The project group must submit a pre-project report that must be approved in order to start and complete the project assignment. The project group must submit a monthly status report to the supervisor. The project group must submit a project report which forms the basis for the grade in the course. The project report must be presented to the course coordinator and fellow students within one week after submission.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Mechanical Engineering (BIMASKIN)

Required previous knowledge

Restricted access to this course. Access to this subject require access to Bachelor studies, mechanical engineering, NTNU.

Course materials

  • Viko -
  • Course material used in MAST2006/MAST2003/MAST2012
  • Book - Den gode oppgaven - håndbok i oppgaveskriving på universitet og høyskole by Rienecker / Jørgensen.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMAS2004 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: 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: Group Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Group Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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