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Asset Management & Maintenance Engineering

General Information

The chair of Asset Management & Maintenance Engineering focuses 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. For publications, please see each researcher’s individual website.

Affiliations & Information for companies

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.

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 World Class Maintenance. This consortium also organizes a successful summer school which is held every year and is very interesting for both Master's students and young professionals.

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

Master specialisations

(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;

EngD courses

Maintenance Engineering & Management for EngD (201500454);

Design for Maintenance for EngD (201500453);

Professional course - Life Long Learning

The chair is organizing professional education with master classes. The master class series (8 x1,5 day) is called "Master Class Maintenance Engineering & Management" this program is based the famous 'Klaas Smit' course which is already 35 years being given to maintenance engineers and maintenance managers. The number of seats is limited, application is from April-August, with start in September/October.  Contact Dr. Jan Braaksma (see below) for more information.

World class maintenance and WCM summer school

At a national level, the chair is working together with  World Class Maintenance. In cooperation with WCM we organize already more than 10 year the successful WCM Summer School which is held every year in July or August and is intended for Master/ EngD/ PhD students and young professionals. Application is always open from April to mid June. 

Students's assignments

Students looking for an assignment (Master’s graduation assignment, vrije minor, vrije opdrachtcapita selectastage) at the chair are encouraged to contact Jan Braaksma, Willem Haanstra and Alberto Martinetti.