TPK5165 - RAMS Engineering and Data Analytics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 30/100 A
School exam 70/100 4 hours C

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

  • Compulsory Activity

Further on evaluation

Mandatory activities:

  • Students need to attend compulsory lectures tutorials.
  • Four assignments need to be finished.
  • Presentation on a relevant topic and group works on project report.
  • 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.
  • All assessments must be passed before the overall result in the course can be calculated.
  • The re-sit exam is arranged in August.
  • If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Continuation and voluntary repetition / improvement can be carried out for some sub-evaluations without having to reassess both sub-evaluations in a topic. There is an opportunity to complain about partial assessments in this topic before all sub-evaluations have been completed.

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 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 70/100 C PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 30/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 70/100 C PAPIR
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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