Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety

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Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety

Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) (Master's Programme)

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  • MasterFull time, 2 years
  • Location Trondheim
  • Requirements See Admission
  • Max. places See Admission
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Apply before1. mars *(varies, see admissions)
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Can we accept that a small flaw can cause a car's brakes to fail? Can we deter those dangers to both people and the environment that are inherent in the complex products and systems surrounding us?

Master in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety provides you with knowledge and skills about the development and operation of safe, reliable and easily maintainable systems.

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In Master in Reliability, Availability, Maintainabiliy and Safety (RAMS) you will learn how products and systems can be used safely, and how technical faults can be avoided. You will also learn how to plan and cost-effectively perform maintenance.

This programme of study is unique in Scandinavia. It builds on long experience from industry projects, teaching and research.

RAMS is suited for people who like to identify and solve problems, have analytical skills, can work structured and systematically, and enjoy both theoretical and practical problems.

Competence for the digitalisation era

With a Master's Degree in RAMS you are expected to master model-based RAMS analysis techniques and utilise several digital tools in the market. There is more machine learning and artificial intelligence in this digitalization era, therefore data-driven analytics is the core competence of RAMS graduates. 

You will also use statistics and probability theory in big data analysis and programming with Python.

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Students with a master's degree in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety are attractive in the job market. The type of work varies quite a bit, as the competence is of great use to all kinds of industry that rely on reliability, availability, maintainability and safety.

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As a student on Reliability, Availability, Maintainabiliy and Safety (RAMS) you will have lectures and practical training in laboratories as teaching methods. 

RAMS-students is part of the student organisation Smørekoppen. 

Trondheim is known for its great student environment and has been named Norway's best student city. Whatever you like to do in your spare time, you will definitely find something to do in Trondheim. 

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Master in Reliability, Availability, Maintainabiliy and Safety is a two years full-time study and constitutes a course load of 120 ECTS credits.

It is possible to take one semester abroad during your studies.

Read more about the structure of the program

To qualify for admission to Master in Reliability, Availability, Maintainabiliy and Safety, you must have completed either:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent, or
  • A 5-year integrated MSc in Engineering

You must also have a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in mathematics and statistics in your Bachelor's/undergraduate degree, including one statistics course.

The master's programme is open to both international and Norwegian students.

The study programme has 10 study places for international students and 4 study places for Norwegian/Nordic students.

Read more about the admission and requirements

We can help you with your study plan, compulsory and optional subjects, exams, deadlines and other general questions about the programme of study.

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Student experience

What our students say

“It may sound a bit cheesy but I have found a passion for risk and safety through the RAMS courses I took at NTNU. I think this master's degree has helped me build a strong foundation in said topics, and I am very much looking forward to further developing my understanding of them (both theoretically and their application in several industrial and societal sectors) in the future.”

- Greatania Juardi, RAMS-Consultant at Future Technology

UN Sustainable development goals

Safety for preventing environmental damage

Detecting an error in a system, product or infrastructure can prevent environmental damage. Do you want to contribute in ensuring that for example oil and gas-, wind power- and hydro power facilities are operating safely?

Icon - UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 - affordable and clean energy.

Icon - UN Sustainable Development Goal 8 - decent work and economic growth.

Icon - UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 - industries, innovation and infrastructure.

Icon - UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 - sustainable cities and communities.