spring 2019

TEK-3001 Operation and Maintenance Management - 10 ECTS

Last changed: 31.10.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Science and Technology


Tromsø |

Type of course

The course may be taken as a singular course

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) or other relevant technological degree on Bachelor level. Relevant field of study may be mechanical, processing, safety, nautical, automation or civil engineering. Other fields of study may be considered upon individual assessment.

Course content

The course will describe central factors and methods used to optimize activities in design and development, installation and commissioning, operations and maintenance, removal with respect to costs, profits and acceptable risk level for health, safety an environment (HSE) as well as investments. A project report shall be prepared on a subject related to Operations and maintenance management. The context will be on offshore techonology (as for example oil and gas platforms or offshore wind farms). The course will be taught in four modules with the following content:

Module 1:Indtoduction to operating and maintenance.. Maintenance as a business function and added value process. Trends in maintenance . Definitions and terminology. Types of maintenance, choice of maintenance, maintenance strategy and methods. NORSOK standards, legislative requirements and governmental regulations. Establishment of goals, requirements and risk acceptance criteria with respect to HSE.

Module 2: Concepts, tools and techniques. Engineering analysis, Coding and function hierarchy of equipment. Failure mode effects and criticality analysis. Fault tree analysis. Event tre analysis etc. Design out/design for maintenance considering reliability, availability, maintainability, supportability.Life cycle cost analysis. Spare parts inventory and logistics. Data and information management, CMMS

Modul 3: Development of maintenance program and maintenance management. Reliability cenetred maintenance (RCM). Risk maintenance (RBM) and Risk based inspections (RBI). Maintenance objectives and strategies.Maintenance management and associated work processes.

Modul 4: Operations and maintenance management in the Arctic. Industrial activities in the Artic.Operational environment factors. Design for Arctic conditions. Development of maintenance strategies for Arctic locations. .

Objectives of the course

The goal of the course is to develop a basic understanding of central aspects, principles, methods and tools related to the management of operations and maintenance of advanced, complex and integrated machines, equipment, products, systems and to apply the knowledge in a practical industrial setting.

The students should develop:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve operations and maintenance problems
  • An understanding and usage of common methods, tools and analysis.
  • An ability to design an operation and maintenance management plan for a system, component, or process to meet the desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in development of operations and maintenance management plans and to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for operations and maintenance management practice.
  • An ability to function in a multi-disciplinary team
  • An ability to communicate effectively

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and project.


Project report (40%) and 4 hours written exam (60%). Letter grading A - F.

Date for examination

Written test 31.05.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.


Course overlap

TEK-2005 Operation, maintenance and business management. 10 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

The syllabus will be presented at the beginning of the course.
Lectures Spring 2019
Forelesning prof. Abbas Barabadi
prof. Tore Markeset