Asset Management & Maintenance Engineering

General Information

The chair of Asset Management & 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. For publications see each researcher’s individual website.

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;

EngD courses

Maintenance Engineering & Management for EngD (201500454);

Design for Maintenance for EngD (201500453);

Professional course - LONG LIFE 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.


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

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.

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.