This specialization belongs to the master's programme Mechanical Engineering.
The MEO specialization focuses on improving the maintenance of technical systems, using research into design methods, physical failure mechanisms, structural health and condition monitoring.
Maintenance is vital to ensuring the availability, reliability and cost effectiveness of technical systems. It involves analysing failure behaviour and improving performance through the engineering and optimization of maintenance strategies and concepts. The Maintenance Engineering & Operations specialization focuses on improving the maintenance of technical systems, using research into design methods, physical failure mechanisms, structural health and condition monitoring. Other key areas include reliability engineering, advanced planning methods and maintenance management. The courses will provide you with the tools not only to engineer innovative maintenance solutions, but also to take part in decision-making regarding maintenance procedures for technical installations. The active involvement of four research groups from two faculties makes this a fascinating, multidisciplinary specialization on the cutting edge of research and industry. Maintenance is a varied field and offers many challenges, from reliability engineering and condition-based maintenance, to after sales service logistics and asset life cycle management. Companies are always on the lookout for maintenance and reliability engineers, and your career prospects will be excellent.