TPK5165 - RAMS Engineering and Data Analytics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 A

Course content

The course provides insights, statistic techniques and data analysis approaches on incorporating reliability, maintainability, and safety (RAMS) into a product or a system at all phases of its life cycle, with the focus on the design and development phases.

Key topics of this course include: development of a RAMS engineering program, requirement analysis, system design principles for high RAMS performance, and the data analytics in design for RAMS, RAMS verification and validation, field and laboratory tests, RAMS parameter prediction, production control and product warranty.

Learning outcome

The course provides insight on how to incorporate reliability, maintainability, and safety aspects (RAMS) into all phases of the life cycle of a product or a system.

The students shall acquire skills of relevance to join product development teams. Students shall also learn how to analyze data collected in the fields and laboratories, and be able to give guidance on data collection related with reliability, maintenances and safety.

General competence:
The students shall learn that multi-discipline collaboration is important to solve RAMS challenges. The students shall also learn that product development may lead to ethical and environmental challenges.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, project work and exercises. A mandatory project shall be carried out individual as the basis of evaluation. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course. If the teaching is given in English and the semester project can be delivered in English. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Mandatory activities:

  • Students need to attend at least 80% of lectures, so that he/she is qualified to deliver project report.
  • All five assignments need to be finished.
  • Each student must deliver own report, instead of group works.


The assessment will be based on project report.

The lecturer and student assistant will check all assignments and student presentations;

The lecturer and sensor will check project reports of every students.

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.

Course materials

The course material can be downloaded from Blackboard.

More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Product Design Engineering - Design Methodology
  • Safety, Reliability and Maintenance
  • Production and Quality Engineering
  • Risk Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



Examination arrangement: Assignment

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

Release 2020-12-01

Submission 2020-12-10

Release 11:00

Submission 14:00

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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