Singapore University of Social Sciences

Reliability-Centered Maintenance

Reliability-Centered Maintenance (EAS437)


It will provide students with an understanding on how maintenance programmes are developed and managed both in the civilian and military aerospace sectors. Designing and evaluating reliability-centred maintenance systems will be studied. Local case studies will be used in assessments and seminar discussions.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Development of maintenance programmes
  • Definitions, goals and objectives of aerospace maintenance
  • Failure patterns study
  • Analysis of functions and failures
  • P to F curve; condition monitoring and on-condition maintenance
  • Life cycle of RCM
  • Designing a reliability-centred maintenance system
  • RCM methodologies
  • MSG-3 techniques
  • Requirements for a maintenance programme, and failure finding
  • Organising maintenance reliability board
  • Measurement of reliability and maintenance performance

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the development of maintenance programmes
  • Analyse functions and failures
  • Evaluate the requirements for a maintenance programme, and failure finding
  • Recommend methodologies to study the life cycle of RCM
  • Formulate a failure patterns study scheme
  • Construct methods to carry out condition monitoring and on-condition maintenance
  • Assess the design process of a reliability-centred maintenance system (Practical Component)
  • Appraise MSG-3 techniques
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