Main specialisation

4. Safety and Asset Managment


Modern ships and offshore oil and gas production plants, are capital intensive. They must fulfill great demands regards risk management, environmental safeguards, and efficiency. It is extremely important that the operations are performed optimally.

The aim of this direction is to provide the operational competence that is needed in most jobs of the marine structures industry. Computer assisted construction (CAC) is a part of the study, when used at shipyards and construction workshops.

Keywords: Efficiency improvement of building processes by using information technology, CAC, quality management, project management, manufacturing and materials engineering.

Learning knowledge and skills of Safety and Asset Managment

The specialization Marine operation and maintenance engineering covers important activities needed to ensure a safe, well-functioning, and environmental friendly system. We focus on marine systems, i.e. ships, offshore oil and gas installations, marine renewable energy production systems, fisheries and aquaculture. Important topics are reliability, availability, maintenance, and safety (RAMS) in a lifecycle perspective.

The student shall:
• Have a deep understanding of key concepts and relationships between reliability, availability, maintainability and safety of marine systems.
• Have good theoretical knowledge of system reliability and availability, and methodology for analysis.
• Have thorough knowledge of maintenance management and methodology for planning of maintenance for marine systems, including reliability-centered maintenance (RCM).
• Know the theoretical basis for risk assessment of marine systems and understand the interaction between man, technology and organization.
• Have a good understanding of the importance of learning from undesired incidents and accidents and be familiar with the most important accident models.
• Have knowledge of the key standards and regulations in the field.
• Have basic knowledge of operating organizations in the shipping and oil and gas industries.
• Have good knowledge of how the operation phase affects a system's cost-effectiveness in a life cycle perspective.

The students shall be able to:

• Perform reliability and availability analysis for components and systems.
• Be able to apply key methods for risk analysis, risk evaluation, control and monitoring of risk.
• Make an assessment of the need for maintenance of various components and systems, and determine the most effective maintenance strategy for these.
• Use appropriate software tools related to reliability - and maintenance analysis.
• Propose and evaluate system solutions for effective operation in the design phase of a system.
• Contribute to building an effective operation management organization in a business.


General competence

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