Aims/Description: This module provides a strong educational yet practical foundation for understanding the fundamental concepts, methods, techniques and practices of maintenance management with a focus on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). TPM is a world-class proactive and productive maintenance management philosophy encompassing strategies and focussed tactical approaches for the enterprise's assets and resources to enhance equipment reliability and overall productivity. Students will develop an analysis and evaluation of, ideally, their own organisation's maintenance management and develop a report of the state-of-the-art, current weaknesses and recommendations for improvement, optimisation and implementation.

Restrictions on availability: BEng/Degree Apprenticeship students in relevant employment

Staff Contact: SMITH DAVID
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre):

Teaching timetable


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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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