MG1007 Contemporary Maintenance Techniques 6.0 credits

Modern underhållsteknik

The course gives explanations of mechanisms affecting plant availability, enlightens development of maintenance strategy, and presents state-of-the-art maintenance techniques and best practices in the maintenance discipline

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Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course covers the sub-areas:

  • operational reliability
  • failure modes- identification
  • choice of maintenance strategy
  • condition based maintenance
  • planning and management of maintenance

Intended learning outcomes *

After completing the course with a passing grade the student should be able to:

  • use correct terminology define concepts describe reliability related properties of the production system and the maintenance organisation
  • characterise the operational reliability of the system as function of functional reliability, maintainability and maintenance safety
  • in a structured way identify, model, simulate, predict and evaluate failure modes in production systems
  • in a systematic way choose an appropriate and cost efficient maintenance strategy and develop adequate, cost efficient maintenance programs, and plan, schedule and coordinate them
  • identify and specify requirements for a condition based solution
  • describe and quantify an maintenance organisation that fits the company's needs and possibilities

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Basic university qualification and
English B or the equivalent knowledge.

MG1024 Production, or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

At least 120 cr from engineering programme


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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Students who have not completed the course with previous set of assessment items will be offered replacement assignments.

Other requirements for final grade *

Attendance on lectures 90%

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Jerzy Mikler

Further information

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Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

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Jerzy Mikler,

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.