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MG1010 Introductory Welding Technology, General Course 6.0 credits

A survey of problems in welding technology with a concentration on weldability of steel and welding methods.

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Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG1010 (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

A survey of problems in welding technology with a focus on the sections about weldability of different steels and welding methods. Welding lab exercises

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • describe fundamentals in materials technology of welding
  • account for the basic process technology for welding
  • outline the fundamentals in processing of welding
  • describe fundamentals in strength of materials in welded constructions
  • based on material and process technology data assess basic risks for cracking in welded joints
  • based on material and process technology data assess the breakdown safety of a design during normal operation
  • choose an appropriate combination of material and process to give structural strength

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entry requirements and a minimum of 120 credits in technology

Recommended prerequisites

Basic eligibility and 120 cr in Engineering


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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


  • DELA - Participation, - credits, grading scale: P, F
  • HEMA - Home assignments, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LABA - Laboratory work, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEMA - Seminars, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written exam, 4.0 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.

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

MG1011 Introductory Welding Technology, advanced course

MG1012 Non-Destructive Testing


Joakim Hedegård (, Per Johansson (

Transitional regulations

Student  that is registered on a previous course version can be examined during two years according to the then applicable examination requirements.