MAST2006 - Introduction to Operation and Maintenance


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

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
- Terminology with focus on NS-EN-13306 - latest revision

2. Reliability and remaining useful life analysis with focus on
- Element affecting reliability
- Failure mechanisms and Failure development
- Collection / assessment and use of operation and maintenance data
- Methods used in Analysis of lifetime and functional probability; Availability Calculations; Function Probability; Lifetime Distributions; Error mode and error analysis; Root cause analysis; System Reliability

3. Maintenance management focusing on
- Establish goals and strategies for maintenance
- Maintenance management
- Maintenance control loop according to Norsok Z-008 - latest revision.
- Selected tools for establishing maintenance programs
- Selected Key Performance indicators
- Total productive maintenance
- Organization of the operation and maintenance function
- Maintenance costs
- Making of specifications

4. Maintenance Systems (CMMS) with focus on
- Modules in a CMMS
- Selection of CMMS
- Requirements specification for CMMS

Learning outcome

Upon completing completing the course, the candidate should have the following basic knowledge of / skills in and general competence related to reliability and maintenance: Knowledge The candidate has knowledge of:
- Development trends and societal effects
- Terminology
- Factors that affect reliability and lifetime
- Methods for: Collection, assessment and use of condition data; Analysis of reliability and lifetime; Establishment of maintenance program; Maintenance management / control / organization / planning; Digital maintenance management systems

In relation to ethics / innovation / digitization, the subject emphasizes developing the candidate's basis to reflect over:

Ethics: Social effects from operation and maintenance. (eg: external and internal environment, competitiveness)

Innovation: Modern operation and maintenance impact on competitiveness and environmental impact in the private and public sectors. (eg: New ways of organizing maintenance, use of condition data for the purpose of utilizing residual life.)

Digitization: Possibilities of using digital tools in maintenance analysis, management / management, and maintenance planning.

Skills The candidate can
- Participate in professional discussions on developmental and social impacts.
- Perform simple analyzes of reliability and lifetime.
- Make a professional assessment of the collection, assessment and use of condition data.
- Suggest key elements in effective maintenance programs.
- Use the maintenance management loop to propose the implementation of effective maintenance
- Use relevant digital analysis and management tools to achieve efficient and environmentally-friendly maintenance.

In relation to ethics / innovation / digitization, the topic emphasizes developing the candidate's ability to:
Ethics: Affect the social impacts of operation and maintenance. (eg lifetime extension, utilization of residual life - reuse, delivery reliability - reliability)
Innovation: Discuss and suggest ways to streamline operation and maintenance using state data, analytical methods and principles of maintenance management and management.
- Collect, evaluate and use state data in operation and maintenance analyzes.
- Organize information online and digital (maintenance analyzes, etc.) for use in maintenance decisions focusing on the collection, assessment and disclosure of such information. General competence

The candidate has the following skills: • Practical understanding and insight into how maintenance affects: • reliability and lifetime • health, environment and economics • practical understanding and insight into the use of tools and methods that can streamline maintenance and thus increase competitiveness and reduce environmental impact . • Ability to, on a professional basis, formulate and discuss maintenance technical solutions with skilled workers and senior personnel.

In relation to ethics / innovation / digitization, the subject emphasizes the following competencies:

Ethics: The candidate can
- Critically and reflectively in the field of operation and maintenance.
- Demonstrate consistency with focus on lifetime thinking.

Innovation: Candidates
- Knowing key innovation processes in the field of operation and maintenance.

Digitalization: Candidates
- Known for the implementation of digital tools in the field of operation and maintenance

Learning methods and activities

All lectures to be streamed. Recorded lectures to be placed on black board
Interactive lectures
- Guest lecturers from industry
- Use of videos
- Digital exercises
- Supervised excercises
- Laboratory work
- Project work / problem-based learning in groups

Compulsory assignments

  • Excercises

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

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the course require admission to Bachelor studies in engineering at NTNU.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMAS2001 7.5 01.09.2020
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Facility Management
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Production Management
  • Safety, Reliability and Maintenance
  • Offshore Engineering - Asset Operations and Maintenance
  • Organization and Leadership
  • Engineering
  • Operations and Maintenance Management
  • Machine Design - Safety Technology
  • Operation technology
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Machine Design - Safety and Reliability
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-12-03

Submission 2020-12-03

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

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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