PK6021 - Maintenance Optimisation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 days A

Course content


Specialization in safety, reliability and maintenance.


- Maintenance management.

- Age, block and minimal maintenance strategies.

- Optimizing the interval and level of intervention in models for condition control.

- Grouping of maintenance tasks, and optimization of strategies for grouping.

- Carrying out maintenance where possible.

- Reliability managed maintenance (RCM).

- Optimization of renewal.

- Collection and analysis of experience data for use in maintenance management.

- The importance of maintenance in terms of security and reliability for complex systems.

- Use of numerical methods.

Learning outcome


The student has basic insight into the theoretical basis and practical applications of maintenance optimization. The theoretical basis shall form a basis for the development of new models and methods within maintenance optimisation.


The student

  • can recognize a number of standard situations for such optimization
  • can develop good reasoning for more complicated situations where maintenance optimization is used
  • can solve specific optimization problems.General competence:

The student understands maintenance as an important element in industrial and commercial systems and in public administration.

Learning methods and activities

The subject is carried out in two sessions, three + two days of lectures, group work and discussions. Great emphasis is placed on discussions and the transfer of experience between the participants.

Between the two collections there are self-studies with reading syllabus, assignments and guidance via the internet. In the lectures, computers are used to solve math problems.

Students must bring their own PC/Mac with MS Excel. The training program is also largely based on the students solving tasks on the computer.

The course is part of NTNU's further education offer, and has a course fee. See NTNU Videres hjemmesider

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The form of assessment can be changed to oral in the event of a re-sit exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing courses in Management (MORGEMNER)
Management (MORG)

Required previous knowledge

Admission requirements/prior knowledge requirements/access restrictions: Cf. admission requirements for subjects in the master's program in organization and management.

The subject is restricted to access, and ranking rules apply in accordance with the general part of the study plan.

Course materials

The course has its own website hjemmeside where an eLearning plan is presented. The eLearning forms the course material.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PK6029 6.0 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Safety, Reliability and Maintenance
  • Organization and Leadership
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 A





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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