WCM Summer School 2020 – open for application! – case Royal Netherlands Army

Are you a technical Master/PhD student or young professional (within 10 years after graduation), with a special interest in Maintenance Management & Engineering, then apply to the nineth edition (before June 1st) of our WCM Summer School 2020 (August 10th – August 14th, 2020) and challenge yourself in our exciting program. 

“Challenge yourself in our multi-disciplinary Summer School on Maintenance Management & Engineering. Satisfy intellectual curiosity, gain new professional skills in the area of Maintenance and extend your professional network by joining the WCM Summer School″ (prof. dr. H. Akkermans, and director World Class Maintenance)

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You will learn about the exciting world of maintenance with all its aspects through our workshops on state of the art maintenance tools and approaches. Knowledge gained will be applied immediately as your analytical skills and creativity will be tested to its limits when you are solving the problems presented in our real life case study.

As organizers we are very aware of the special Corona measures currently in place in the Netherlands. Hopefully in August the Summer School can still take place in a physical form in Stroe. See also our most recent Corona update.


You will cooperate with other participants and you will be guided by our team of top professors in maintenance. On the last day your group will present will present solutions to the problems posed in the case study and a winner will be selected by a jury of representatives from industry and academia.


Besides lectures and work, we have also planned a company visit, a leadership training and a couple of social events; you are guaranteed to meet interesting people and have a lot of fun as well!

Please click here for the application form and more information about the application procedure.

Case Ministry of Defense – Royal Netherlands Army

The maintenance organisation of the Royal Netherlands Army will be providing a real business case regarding Maintenance Engineering & Management. The Army has a significant number of transport systems that are operated all around the world and has to maintain the transport systems for both peacetime and peacekeeping missions.

The case for this year’s summer school will therefore evolve around one of their main transport systems. The recent more intensive working relationship between the ministry of defense and public companies offer interesting opportunities and challenges towards smart maintenance.

The main question for you as a participant during the Summer School is to think about how the Ministry of Defense together with her stakeholders can use some of the available maintenance innovations to improve the maintenance (contract) performance of one of their transport systems.