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.
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.
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
In the project and masters thesis you may specialize within practical problems often in cooperation with industrial enterprises. Examples of problems are:
This programme is open to students who have either:
Upon completing the master program, you receive the title "Master of Science in Engineering - Program in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety (RAMS)".
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
The English language requirement at NTNU may be met in any of the following ways:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 500/170 points on the paper based/computer based test. For admission to the M.Phil. programmes the minimum scores are TOEFL is 550/230 paper based /computer based or IELTS with 6.0 or better.
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) with a minimum score of 5.0 points
APIEL (Advanced Placement International English Language) examination with a minimum score of 3 points
Students belonging to either of the three categories below need to apply via the online application form before February 1, 2009:
No work experience is required.
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