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Master Programme in Maintenance Engineering

120 Credits, Programme, master's level
Effective operation and maintenance processes are very important for a sustainable future. This Master program is designed to fulfil both industrial and academic demands so that you can pursue a career in a technical and competitive industry or academia.

The goal of maintenance is to keep all systems functioning by early identification of problems and taking appropriate preventive measures. A company's efficiency and profitability depend heavily on their maintenance performance. By improving maintenance, huge savings can be made while quality and reliability are improved. In the program you learn maintenance strategies, asset management, and how to improve maintainability and safety in maintenance. You will also learn how to implement solutions that make maximum use of resources which contributes to a sustainable future.


The program contains courses designed to hold a high academic level while dealing with real industrial problems. Courses in Condition Based Maintenance, Reliability Engineering, and Operation Research provide competences and understanding to take the next step in your development as a maintenance engineer and asset manager. Two courses in Industrial AI and eMaintenance will provide you with skills in advanced data analysis and knowledge how digitization and AI can be implemented to solve the maintenance challenges in a digitized, automated, and connected production. The program also includes a course in Human Factors that gives you knowledge and understanding of how to improve maintainability and safety, but also how organizational aspects affect the safety and quality of maintenance activities.

Labour market

There is an increasing demand for Maintenance Engineers today and with this educational program you can required the knowledge and competences to be able to implement maintenance techniques in the workplace. Since the program is designed to hold high academic standards, you will work with relevant industrial projects to gain knowledge necessary for both industry and academic careers. 

Master Programme in Maintenance Engineering
Luleå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2023

Startdatum 2023-08-28, w.35 2023
Day-time, 100%
Entry requirements

Bachelor degree of at least 180 ECTS or equivalent, which includes courses of 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.

Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6

More information about English language requirements


The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects

Open for late application
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Johan Odelius

Johan Odelius, Senior Lecturer

Organisation: Operation and Maintenance, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 493031