Industrial maintenance development

  • Credits 5  credits
  • Education ordinance Second cycle
  • Study location Distance with no obligatory meetings
  • Course code PPU429
  • Main area Product and Process Development

Do you want to deepen your knowledge about maintenance and dependability? Then this course is for you.

The course focuses on the value of dependability in production systems and how maintenance contributes to the achievement of optimal dependability. A well-designed maintenance programme starts with the design of the production system, from the procurement of new equipment, to system service life.

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Course content

In the course, we look at maintenance as a value adding activity, analyse maintenance data and apply different types of analysis, such as Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCC) and Root Cause Failure Analysis. We also learn about maintenance management concepts and early equipment management as well as maintenance economy, planning and scheduling.

You will learn to

  • Describe the value of maintenance and relate maintenance activities to the cost categories they are associated with
  • Apply simple Life Cycle Costing (LCC) analysis for comparison of different solutions for achieving dependable production systems
  • Apply Root Cause Failure Analysis to poor dependability in production systems
  • Analyse and evaluate maintenance and dependability data from production equipment and based on such analysis, describe the resulting dependability of production systems
  • Understand and describe the principles of the most common maintenance concepts

Entry requirements

40 credits in Engineering/Technology and at least 2 years’ experience in full-time employment in a relevant area within industry. In addition English course A/English course 6 is required.

You can also apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc.

Read more in Application information below.

Occasions for this course

Autumn semester 2021

  • Autumn semester 2021


    5 credits


    2021-11-08 - 2022-01-16 (part time 33%)

    Education ordinance

    Second cycle

    Course type

    Independent course

    Application code




    Study location

    Independent of location

    Teaching form

    Distance learning
    Number of mandatory occasions including examination: 0
    Number of other physical occasions: 0

    Course syllabus & literature

    See course plan and literature list (PPU429)

    Specific requirements

    40 credits in engineering/technology and at least 2 years of work experience in full-time from relevant area within industry. 
    In addition, Swedish course B/Swedish course 3 and English course A/English course 6 are required. For courses given entirely in English exemption is made from the requirement in Swedish course B/Swedish course 3.


    Work experience/university credits

Questions about the course?

If you have any questions about the course, please contact the Course Coordinator.

Senior Lecturer

Antti Salonen



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