Maintenance Engineering

We refer to other websites for the master specialization (MEO) Maintenance Engineering & Operations, our cooperation with other chairs, Twente Is Maintenance Excellence (TIME), WCM Summer School and our list of open (graduation) projects.

The chair of Maintenance Engineering focusses on maintenance engineering and design for maintenance: developing a maintenance program for a given capital asset (e.g., a train, radar system, or chemical plant) and developing capital assets such that they can be maintained cost effectively throughout their useful life. This is closely related to asset management.

Further information on our vision on Maintenance Engineering can be found here and in professor Van Dongen’s inaugural lecture (in Dutch and English).

The chair’s research is funded by The Lloyd's Register Foundation and NedTrain’s Rolling Stock Life-Cycle Logistics applied R&D-programme; for publications see each researcher’s individual website.

The chair is further involved in education at the University of Twente:

Master specialization
(MEO) Maintenance Engineering & Operations in (ME, IDE and IE) ;

Master courses
(MEM) Maintenance engineering & management (ME, IDE and IE);
(DfM) Design for Maintenance Operations (ME, IDE and IE);
(ME) Capita Selecta Maintenance engineering & design-for-maintenance (ME);

Supervision of graduating Master students;

PDEng courses
Maintenance Engineering & Management for PDEng (201500454)

Design for Maintenance for PDEng (201500453)

Professional course
Master Class Maintenance Engineering & Management (contact Jan Braaksma for more information).

Guest lectures
(ME) Productiesystemen 2, Bachelor’s course;
(REMM) Reliability Engineering & Maintenance Management, Master’s course (IE&M and ME);

At a national level, the chair is involved in a maintenance master that is being developed by a consortium of research groups under the flag of the
Dutch Institute World Class Maintenance. This consortium also organizes a successful summer school which is held every year and very interesting for both Master students and young professionals. Lastly, the chair is organizing professional education.

The staff consists of:

Students looking for an assignment (Master’s graduation assignment, vrije minor, vrije opdracht, capita selecta, stage) at the chair are encouraged to contact Jan Braaksma (also have a look at our list of assignments).

Companies that are interested in the chair of Maintenance Engineering are also very much encouraged to contact Jan Braaksma. We are interested in possibilities to do research at/with companies and to give professional education.