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Before choosing course

The course emphasizes the management issues in the maintenance organization, but at the same time also the understanding of importance of reliability and the mechanisms leading to failures in manufacturing equipment, and the state-of-the-art preventive and proactive maintenance methods. The course covers also basic maintenance techniques and methods, and life cycle perspective on equipment. The course content is divided into four modules – reliability performance of production plants, maintenance methods and techniques, maintenance information systems, and management and organization. The course is designed to follow a national/ international set of standards and curriculum developed by European Federation of National Maintenance Societies, EFNMS. This course provides both the theoretical knowledge as well as extensive training on case studies

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MG2212 (Spring 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Management and Organization: This course module treats the contemporary managerial (organizational and economical) topics in maintenance activities. The curriculum covers also the maintenance activities in the development and procurement of new production equipment, translation of production requirements into maintenance objectives, and how to achieve the objectives with optimized resources. Also covered is how the maintenance experience can be used during the design phase, and how to define the future maintenance needs of a company. Actual European standards within maintenance are discussed. As well as laws and regulations regarding labor, liability, guarantee environment, energy, etc. 

Reliability performance of production plants: This course module covers knowledge about how to guide, control and develop the availability performance activities, in order to assure the performance of the production, the quality of the products, the safety regulations and the environment conditions. After studying this module, the student will have good knowledge of all the availability performance activities that shall be taken into account during the entire life cycle of the production system. Maintenance methods and techniques: This part of the course covers definition and development of the maintenance work plan. The theories and methods that are used to optimize the mix between corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, strategies, and modifications are discussed – how to choose the right methods for the best cost effectiveness.

Maintenance information systems: This part covers the different methods and systems used in the decision making process, how to assure that the maintenance activities are cost effective, and are supporting the company profit. Further, the means how to specify the system requirements and how to develop and use the information systems for planning, control, feedback analysis and improvements are discussed.

Intended learning outcomes

The goal of this course is to provide the student with knowledge in the contemporary maintenance management  practices, so he/she will become competent to manage and develop the maintenance activities in a modern enterprise and to run them cost effectively.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MG2204 Manufacturing Technology and planning, MG2205 Operations Management or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Litterature: Allan Wilson Asset Maintenance Management; Industrial Press, 2002Lecture notes, E-learning documentation.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • INL1 - Assignment, 5,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

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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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.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MG2212

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Jerzy Mikler,

Supplementary information

Limited number of participants