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Design for Maintenance 7.5 Credits

Design för underhåll
Second cycle, D7011B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 08 Feb 2017

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 08 Feb 2017

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Maintenance Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology

Entry requirements

At least 60 ECTS in one of the following areas: Maintenance Engineering, Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Civil Engineering or equivalent, and a minimum of 15 ECTS in mathematics.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

Upon completion of the course the student should have a basic knowledge in Design out Maintenance and Design for Maintenance, i.e. how mechanical products must be designed, from a mechanical point of view, to meet the required standards of reliability, lifetime cost, technical performance, manufacturing cost and ergonomics, as well as, ease of maintainenance.


The course contains:

  • Construction design linked to various creative methods and systematic problem solving
  • Knowledge of the production of assembly drawings and collaborative detail drawings for prototype construction and, in lesser degree, production design
  • Construction to achieve high reliability and low maintenance costs
  • Construction of technical functionality and ergonomic correctness, which is realized through the structure and content of the task


You must individually develop a complete, hand-drawn design of a product. We encourage cooperation. All work is compiled in a report that includes all the drawings and sketches that were developed/used in your work.


To obtain a passing grade in the course must the project report, and oral presentation be completed with a passing grade. Note that all material must be submitted by the deadline. No possibility of supplementary work is given, the final grade is awarded according to the material submitted by the deadline.

Jan Lundberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Engineering Design, G Pahl and W Beitz, SpringerVerlag ISBN 3-540-19917-9

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

0001Project report and oral presentation7.5G U 3 4 5

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.