Master’s Degree Programme, 2 years

(MSc in) Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety

– Programme structure / courses

Duration: The programme is a two-year programme (four semesters).

The RAMS Master Programme provides a broad coverage of RAMS, but also, through the project work and the master thesis, allows you to

  • specialize in an area of interest within RAMS, and
  • choose whether you want to specialize in RAMS challenges within a specific industry branch.

Study plan: For an overview of the courses please see the study plan for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) (MSc).
The published courses may be subject to potential changes. Students should always consult the study plan.


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Course Schedule

4 Spring

Master thesis (20 weeks)

3 Autumn

TPK4450 - Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Optimisation;
TMR 4260 Safe operation and maintenance;
TBA 4320 Traffic safety and risk evaluation;
 TTM 4158 Dependability and performance design
(Select 1 from 4)


TPK 5170 - RAMS Assesment of Critical Systems


RAMS, Specialization Project


2 Spring

TPK 4185 - Industrial Systems Engineering;
TMA 4255 - Applied Statistics;
TIØ 4205 - Methods and Tools in Safety Practice;
TPG 4200 - Subsea Production Systems

(Select 1 from 4)


TPK 5160- Risk Analysis


TPK 5120 - Elements of Models Engineering



Experts in a Team

1 Autumn

TPK 4120-Safety and Reliability Analysis

TPK 5165 - RAMS Engineering and Management

TPK 4140 - Maintenance Management

TPK 5115 - Risk Managment in Projects

You start here!


  • The master programme is of 120 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
  • All course modules are of 7.5 ECTS credits. In the first two semesters you have to take 4 course modules corresponding to 30 credits each semester.
  • In the 3rd semester you have to take 2 course modules, and an individual project corresponding to 15 credits.
  • In the last semester you have to write a master thesis during 20 weeks. The master thesis may be written in a company - in Norway or in another country.

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About project work / masters thesis:

In the project and master’s thesis you may specialize within practical problems – often in cooperation with industrial enterprises. Examples of problems are:

  • How to design and operate a reliable subsea production system for oil and gas?
  • How can we verify that an automatic train stop system is safe enough?
  • How can we avoid blowouts on the Norwegian shelf?
  • How do we make the maintenance of a business as cost-effective as possible?

Study plan

For more information regarding the courses:

Consult with the study plan for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)

Experts in Teamwork (EiT)

Inter-disciplinary course for Master's degree studies at NTNU.