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ML1613 Maintenance Management, Specialised Course 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML1613 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

- maintenance management
- preparation of maintenance work
- fail safety analysis
- economic analysis,
- IT-systems

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- design development short-term and long-term plans for a maintenance organisation, as well as formulate key performance indicators and maintenance targets
- plan and schedule maintenance work for industrial systems
- analyse cost efficiency of different alternatives for technical maintenance
- account for the influence of the technical maintenance work on the economy of an industrial enterprise
- demonstrate skills in practical use of life-cycle analysis (both Life Cycle Assessment LCA, Life Cycle Cost LCC and Life Cycle Profit LCP) in industrial production
- discuss and analyse problems connected to introduction of TPM (operator maintenance, specialist maintenance, improvement work) in industrial production
- use modelling and simulation for the analysis of effects of changes in an existing industrial production activity
- analyse the competence need in an industrial maintenance organisation
- account for the use of various IT systems for technical maintenance.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed courses ML1604, ML1605 and ML1608 or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • INLA - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LABA - Laboratory Work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PROA - Project Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written 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.

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

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Course web ML1613

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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