Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Maintenance Management

LEVEL 04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course


DEPARTMENT Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

DESCRIPTION In this study-unit, the following topics will be typically covered:
- Terminologies, technologies and strategies of maintenance,
- Maintenance planning and control,
- Objectives of the maintenance department,
- Types of failures,
- Types of maintenance and maintenance strategies,
- Structures of maintenance departments,
- Documentation and computerized maintenance management,
- Maintenance of Engineering Systems,
- Methods of maintenance optimization: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM),
- Design/redesign of engineering systems to improve maintainability and reduce life cycle costs,
- Performance indicators used in maintenance,
- Maintenance and maintenance management in the manufacturing and aviation sectors.

Study-unit Aims:

This study-unit is primarily aimed to introduce students to the techniques, technologies and strategies of modern maintenance. Students will be exposed to both the theoretical and practical aspects of maintenance engineering and management, in order to gain the knowledge needed to be able to optimise the maintenance of industrial assets.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Describe the importance of maintenance management within the manufacturing and aviation sectors.
- Describe the principles of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM).
- Describe the various types of maintenance, performance metrics, basic organisation structures of maintenance departments, spare parts management basics, etc.
- Describe the basics of aircraft maintenance and maintenance management.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Apply the main pillars of TPM , in particular Focused Improvement, Autonomous Maintenance, Planned Maintenance, and Initial Phase Control.
- Apply the basic principles of RCM.
- Calculate basic maintenance related performance metrics, such as Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), mean time between failures (MTBF), mean time between repairs, etc and subsequently interpret the results.
- Analyze and resolve typical maintenance / maintenance management problem scenarios.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Terry Wireman, Total Productive Maintenance, Industrial Press, Inc; 2Rev Ed edition, ISBN-10: 0831131721.
- Moubray, John , Reliability-centred maintenance.1997. ISBN 0 7506 3358 1.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Study-unit: ENR2101

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lect, Ind Study, Group Learn, Practicum & Tutorial

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM1 No 20%
Examination (2 Hours) SEM1 Yes 80%

LECTURER/S Arif Rochman
Malcolm Scerri
Pierre Vella (Co-ord.)

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