MAST2006 - Operation and Maintenance


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

The course is divided into 4 modules.

All lectures and supervision in Norwegian.

Module 1. Development and terminology in operation and maintenance focusing on:

  • Historical development of operation and maintenance
  • Innovation processes in operation and maintenance
  • Operation and maintenance in the circular economy
  • Norwegian terminology with focus on NS-EN-13306 - latest revision.

Module 2. Reliability and remaining useful life analysis with focus on:

  • Failure mechanisms and Failure development
  • Availability Calculations
  • System Reliability
  • Lifetime Distributions
  • Fault tree analysis (FTA)
  • Failure mode effect and criticality analysis (FMECA)
  • Root cause analysis (RCA)
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

Module 3. Maintenance management focusing on:

  • Establish goals and strategies for maintenance
  • Maintenance management
  • Key Performance indicators
  • Organization of the operation and maintenance function
  • Maintenance costs
  • Spare parts management
  • Production management

Module 4. Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) with focus on:

  • Modules in a CMMS
  • Selection of CMMS
  • Requirements specification for CMMS

Learning outcome

Upon completing the course, the candidate should have

Knowledge about:

  • how the operation and maintenance of industrial plants affects operational reliability, availability, the environment and economy.
  • relevant operation and maintenance analyzes
  • different operation and maintenance approaches


  • The candidate masters relevant calculation and analysis methods for operation and maintenance
  • The candidate can use the calculation and analysis methods to perform operation and maintenance analyzes
  • Based on the analyzes, the candidate can propose a favorable operation and maintenance approach

General competence:

  • The candidate has insight into the environmental, health, social and economic consequences of operation and maintenance and can put these in an ethical perspective and a life cycle perspective
  • The candidate can convey operation and maintenance technical knowledge to different target groups both in writing and orally and can help to make operation and maintenance's significance and consequences visible.
  • Knows the implementation of digital tools in the field of operation and maintenance

Learning methods and activities

In addition to teaching in the physical space, all lectures to be streamed. Recorded lectures to be placed on NTNU's LMS system

  • Interactive lectures
  • Guest lecturers from the industry (internet based)
  • Use of videos
  • Digital exercises in blackboard
  • Supervised excercises
  • Online Laboratory excercise in CMMS
  • 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, blogs and laboratory exercises, stated at semester start, are mandatory work requirements.

Compulsory assignments

  • Quizz in BlackBoard
  • Weekly blog in BlackBoard

Further on evaluation

Compulsory activity from the previous semester can be approved by the department by repeating the course if there have been no significant changes in the program later.

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.

Re-sit exam in May/June. In the event of a postponed examination (re-sit examination), the written examination may be changed to an oral exam.

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.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMAS2001 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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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)
  • Safety, Reliability and Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Operations and Maintenance Management
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Machine Design - Safety and Reliability
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 2023-12-04 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M433-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 10
M409-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 1
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL310 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 16
SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 31
Autumn ORD Group assignment 40/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 60/100 2024-05-13
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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