TPK4140 - Maintenance Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

In this course we will focus upon the maintenance function as an investment for high dependability, quality and safety.

Topics; Maintenance 4.0, sustainability, maintenance planning, maintenance costs, maintenance concepts, organisation, LCC and LCP, Safety, Vulnerability, Industry 4.0, IoT, Aging, CMMS, KPIs, 5S, pit stop and asset management.

Learning outcome

Knowledge, the student has knowledge about:

  • To present modern basic maintenance theory, especially related to industrial challenges within terminnology, maintenance management, concepts, indicators, CMMS, modern analyses within maintenance and maintenance optimization.


  • The students shall be able to understand basic maintenance terms and know methods and techniques for planning, scheduling, carry out and analyze maintenance.
  • The students shall get information about the most relevant and future maintenance concepts.
  • The students shall also be able to carry out risk and vulnerability analyses and to use maintenance optimization models.
  • The student shall receive information about the future within maintenance 4.0.

General competence:

  • The students shall obtain an understanding of how maintenance processes and maintenance management contribute to high availability, safety and profit and then becomes an important factor of competitivenes in industrial processes and public admnistration.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and project and exercises. At least 4 of the exercises must be delivered. The lectures, exercises and examination papers are in English. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Semester Assignment

Further on evaluation

Four exercises must be submitted and approved to be able to take the exam. A mandatory semester paper shall be carried out. The written exam counts 100 % for the grade.

Mandatory work from previous semester can be accepted by the Department by re-take of an examination if there haven't been any significant changes later.

Re-sit examinations will be held in August. The re-sit exam the examination form may be changed from written examination to oral.

Course materials

Textbook, standards and articles.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO3050 7.5
TPK4143 7.5 SPRING 2006
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Production Management
  • Production and Quality Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-19 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 10
SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 22
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
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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