Maintenance Management


  1. To acquire fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge to perform tasks in the field of organization and Maintenance Management.
  2. To identify and assess costs of maintenance and non-maintenance; identify problems and solve production losses.
  3. To work in the Maintenance Management field planning maintenance actions focusing on systems reliability and consequently evolve into a philosophy of Total Productive Maintenance.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Ana Sofia Leonardo Vilela de Matos, Duarte Nuno Caldeira Cordeiro Dinis


Weekly - 2

Total - 30

Teaching language



No requirements


Ben-Daya, M., Duffuaa, S. O., Raouf, A., Knezevic, J., & Ait-Kadi, D. (2009). Handbook of Maintenance Management and Engineering. Springer London.

Kobbacy, K. A. H., & Murthy, D. N. P. (2008). Complex System Maintenance Handbook. Springer London.

Márquez, A. C. (2007). The Maintenance Management Framework. Springer London.

Moubray, J. (1997). Reliability-Centred Maintenance (Second Edition). Industrial Press Inc.

CEN (2017). BS EN 13306:2017 - Maintenance. Maintenance Terminology. European Standard.
European Committee for Standardization.

Teaching method

The teaching method combines the expository approach, particularly in the theoretical classes, with approaches focused in simulated practice in the application of concepts. The practical work of the course looking for students to test and demonstrate the acquisition of technical knowledge and also the acquisition of interpersonal relationship skills for teamwork.

Evaluation method

- The approval and final classification in the subject is done taking into account the results of two tests.

- The final classification is obtained from the classifications of the two tests, each weighing 50%.

Subject matter

1.    Introduction to Maintenance Management

- Definitions;

- Historical evolution;

- Maintenance concepts (RCM, TPM, LCC);

- Maintenance policies (FBM, TBM, CBM, OBM);

- Maintenance actions (corrective actions and precautionary actions).

2. Maintenance Organisation

- Objetives and responsibilities;

- Decision levels (strategic, tactical and operational);

- Maintenance Management Process;

- Types of organisational structures (centralised, decentralised, matrix);

- Documentation.

3. Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

- Planning methods and tools;

- Scheduling methods and tools;

- Stock management.

4. Maintenance Performance Measurement and Control

- Metrics, measures and indicators;

- Examples of indicators;

- Integration of indicators between decision levels.

5. Safety, Sustainability and Human Error

- Maintenance and safety;

- Maintenance and sustainability;

- Human error in maintenance.


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