Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The objective of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) Master’s programme at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is to provide knowledge and skills to enable students in the development and operation of safe, reliable and easily maintainable systems. You will learn how products and systems can be used safely, and how technical faults can be avoided.

About

Can we accept that a small flaw can cause a car's brakes to fail? Can we deter those dangers to both people and the environment that are inherent in the complex products and systems we surround ourselves with?

The objective of this Master´s programme is to provide knowledge and skills to enable students in the development and operation of safe, reliable and easily maintainable systems. You will learn how products and systems can be used safely, and how technical faults can be avoided. Furthermore, you will learn how to plan and cost-effectively perform maintenance. The language of instruction is English.

This programme is unique in Scandinavia and builds on long experience from industry projects, teaching and research. The study is suited for people who like to identify and solve problems, have analytical skills, can work structured and systematically, and enjoy both theoretical and practical problems.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and SINTEF together constitute the largest academic environment in Europe within safety, reliability and maintenance.

Product and system complexity is increasing. Many technical products and systems are combinations of software, electronics and mechanical components. Also, the interactions between technical systems and the economical / social systems of our global society are becoming tighter and more inter-dependent.

Programme Structure

Programme structure

Duration: The program is a two-year program (four semesters).

The RAMS Master Program provides a broad coverage of RAMS, but also, through the project work and the master thesis, allows you to

  • specialize in an area of interest within RAMS, and
  • choose whether you want to specialize in RAMS challenges within a specific industry branch.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Application

  • Upon completing the master program, you receive the title "Master of Science in Engineering - Program in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety (RAMS)".

To qualify for admission to the MSc in RAMS, applicants must have completed either:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent, or
  • A 5-year integrated MSc in Engineering

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free EU/EEA

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.