MAS119 Operations and Maintenance Engineering

Course description for academic year 2019/2020

Contents and structure

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to theory and application (methodologies, procedures, models and tools) of operations and maintenance engineering. The knowledge gained in the course can be used for delivering effective and efficient inspection and maintenance programs to ensure safe and reliable engineering systems.

The content of the course is:

  • Introduction to inspection and maintenance engineering
  • Definitions of key words
  • Introduction to data collection and decision making
  • Risk management
  • Reliability centered maintenance (RCM) and maintenance strategies
  • Material degradation and probability of failure
  • Consequence of failure
  • Risk based inspection (RBI) analysis

Learning Outcome

It is expected that on completion of the course MAS119 (Operations and Maintenance Engineering) a student shall have the following qualifications:

Knowledge:

  • Has knowledge of risk management
  • Has knowledge of the various concepts of operation and maintenance engineering for inspection and maintenance planning.
  • Has knowledge of reliability centered maintenance (RCM) analysis
  • Has knowledge of risk based inspection (RBI) anlysis

Skills:

  • Be able to apply various risk assessment techniques
  • Be able to carry out RCM analysis and develop maintenance plans.
  • Be able to carry out RBI analysis according to DNV-RP-G101 for topside static mechanical equipment.

Entry requirements

None

Recommended previous knowledge

None

Teaching methods

  • Class room lectures
  • Invited lectures by experts from government regulation agencies, research centers, universities and industries
  • Class assignments (crossword puzzles, quizzes, small assignments,etc.)

Course requirements

A learning portfolio that consists of the following coursework:

  1. Two written tests containing
    • Multiple choice questions
    • Questions requiring short descriptive answers
  2. Industrial project carried out in groups (3-4 students in one group). Submission includes:
    • Project report
    • Presentation of the project
    • Poster illustrating the project
  3. Assignment carried out in groups (3-4 students in one group). Submission includes: 
    • Assignment report.

The three elements will be used in the portfolio assessment.

Assessment

Portfolio assessment.

The portfolio assessment consists of the following coursework from the learning portfolio:

  • Two written tests
  • Industrial project report
  • Assignment report

After an overall assessment of the elements in the portfolio, a final grade is given for the course.

Grading scale is A-F, where F is fail.

Examination support material

None

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Course reductions

  • TOM100 (1) - Productivity, Maintenance and Operability - Reduction: 10 studypoints