TPK4550 - Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety, Specialization Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100 1 semesters

Course content

The course includes aspects of reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS).

Learning outcome

Knowledge, after completion of this course, the student will have knowledge related to:

  • In depth, one or more of the topics safety, reliabaility and maintenance, and apply this both on theoretical and industrial cases.
  • In depth, understanding of scientifically research and publication.

Skills, after completion of this course, the student will have skills related to:

  • Catch up knowledge through literature study and other reliable sources.
  • Be able to catch up information through imperical survey/research and reports.
  • Be able to evaluate sources to the topic contex.
  • Carry out independent project work.
  • Be able to write project reports and present the results.

General competence, after completion of this course, the student will have general competence related to developing abilities to carry out analyses, evaluations and work out relevant conclusions.

Learning methods and activities

Independent project work with guidance and advice. The guidance and advice are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course.

Further on evaluation

Information about writing and submitting your project can be found on NTNU's website under your department. If the project is performed as group work, the students and supervisor shall make an agreement (preferably at start-up) about individual or joint assessment of the final project report. The project has to be submitted in NTNU's examination system Inspera Assessment.

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

TPK4120 Safety and Reliability Analysis.

Course materials

The course material will be presented at the start of the semester and during the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TPK4510 15.0 AUTUMN 2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Work

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





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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