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Maintenance Strategy 7.5 credits

First cycle, D0010B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Maintenance Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge of how maintenance strategies can be applied to achieve production goals and put these in relation to overall business goals. After passing the course, the student should demonstrate proficiency in developing a maintenance strategy for an industrial system by developing maintenance plans for included units.

The course deals with:
• Maintenance process in an industrial organization
• System and flow mapping of industrial systems
• The plant's life cycle costs
• Maintenance goals in relation to company goals
• Methods and principles for preventive maintenance
• Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
• Methods for developing a maintenance strategy 

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Teaching consists of seminars and assignments. It is expected that students are prepared for the seminars by going through the prescribed material. Active participation in seminars is expected. Assignments are conducted individually and in groups. Mandatory attendance at oral presentation of assignment.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course objectives are assessed through written exam, assignments, reflection and understanding of assigned material during seminars, project report and oral presentation of the project work.

Mattias Holmgren

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1
Kelly, A. (2006). Strategic Maintenance Planning. Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0005Seminar/AssignmentsG U 3 4 57.50MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 13 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Feb 2021