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MG1002 Automation Technology 6.0 credits

Manufacturing industries contribute to a large portion of the export of most industrialized countries by producing machinery, vehicles,electrical equipment etc. Thus this sector is utterly important for the economy of the countries and their citizens. To stay competitive in the international market, the companies must improve their productivity, and thus need engineers with knowledge of automation technology. In this course you will learn about principles, methods and equipment for automation and control. The focus is on applications for the manufacturing industry, but the general technique is applicable to a lot of other areas as well.

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For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG1002 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course covers the subareas:

  • The bases of automation technology
  • Descriptions of courses of events
  • PLC technology
  • Sensors and actuators used in manufacturing industry
  • ·Introduction to assembly technology- feeders, joining, DFA
  • Use of robots
  • Material handling

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course with a passing grade the student should be able to:

  • use correct terminology define concepts describe function and properties of included components in automation
  • account for general principles, methods and equipment for control and automation- how they function how they are used and programmed including industrial robots
  • in a systematic way describe course of events in a manufacturing device, retrieve logical solutions and control graphs, as well as prepare appropriate PLC programs in codeSys
  • choose suitable components for the current application such as actuators, sensors, control systems and industrial communication equipment
  • design, program and deploy simple automatic equipment where processing, material handling, assembly, coordination and supervision are included in the control tasks

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MF1016 Electrical engineering

or the equivalent

The Swedish B and English A or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Lecture notes and a compendium can be downloaded from Canvas by registered course participants.

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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

Students who have not completed course with earlier set of assessment items should follow the current assessment format.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

MG2032 Automation Technology, advanced course


Jerzy Mikler (