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Maintenance 5.0 5 Credits

With a starting point in the concept of dependability this course offers a holistic view on maintenance development. One of its purposes is to help you motivate a maintenance strategy to develop your company’s production performance. We will apply different types of simulation to experience the dynamics of maintenance strategies and their consequences to production.

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Course Contents

The historical fragmented view that has characterized the study of productivity, quality, safety and reliability in silos is addressed in this course by looking at maintenance from a systems thinking perspective. In knowledge-intensive and innovative production development, the maintenance organization strongly influences the companies' financial performance. However, it requires a major leap in knowledge when it comes to systematics and requires careful design. Industry 4.0 has introduced many new opportunities, but these potentials still depend on the ability of people and leaders in the production system. The upcoming development in maintenance, Maintenance 5.0, highlights the human role in learning, understanding, and managing change to achieve higher levels of perfection. In this course, participants explore and develop maintenance strategies to lead to excellence based on an increased understanding of the conditions for change. In addition, we use advanced simulation tools to explore the development of maintenance performance to increase understanding of future applications of "human in the loop"-simulation, a natural part of human's future role in industry. During the course participants formulate a draft strategy for achieving Maintenance 5.0 at their own company.

The course includes the following elements:
- Maintenance terminology
- Introduction to different tactical choices of how to manage physical assets, e.g. corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, and condition-based maintenance
- Systems thinking
- Theory and discussions on reactive and proactive maintenance and its economic impact
- The economic importance of maintenance
- Life cycle costing, key performance indicators in maintenance, and their corresponding effect to drive behavior in maintenance
- The connection between maintenance operations and production operations


General entry requirements and at least 4 years of work experience (or the equivalent). Applicants with an academic degree of at least 180 credits within the technical/scientific field are exempt from the work experience requirement.

Level of Education: Undergraduate G1N
Course code/Ladok code: TU5G13
The course is conducted at: School of Engineering

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Single subject
Study type
Number of required meetings
Spring 2023: Feb 06 - May 14
Rate of Study
Mixed times
Number of places
Course coordinator
Gary Linneusson
Gary Linneusson
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
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