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HM1021 Quality Tools for Continual Improvement 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HM1021 (Autumn 2018–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Concepts/tools and non-statistical and statistical improvement methods that are used within deviation handling and improvement work in the industry today

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  • argue for the importance of permanent improvements
  • tackle technical problems in a systematic way
  • explain methods and philosophies for improvements and compare their applicability
  • choose statistical tools from a given problem profile and plan for implementation, carry out, anlayse and draw conclusions about the results and argue for the choices/conclusions
  • communicate and explain statistical tools/results and arguments orally and in writing, in a clear way

Course disposition

  • Lectures
  • Exercises
  • Seminars

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

For students admitted to the TIMAS programme: the course ML1113 or the equivalent.

For all other students: General entry requirements and 5 credits of basic statistics, or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Bergman, B. och Klefsjö, B. (2012). Kvalitet från behov till användning. Femte upplagan., Lund: Studentlitteratur ISBN: 9789144078250

Handouts, artiklar och föreläsningsmaterial

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • SEMA - Seminairs, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written examination, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVNA - Exercises, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Approved practical assignments Passed written examination Passed seminars

The final grade is a weighted sum considering the result of the written examination and the performance in the exercises.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HM1021

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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