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MG1011 Introductory Welding Technology, Advanced Course 6.0 credits

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Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG1011 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Continuation of welding technology and material issues. Wide coverage, with the problems of welding technology in main focus (welding technology is an interdisciplinary subject). A certain focus is put on the sections about weldability and welding methods for different steels, but aluminium is also discussed. Strength in welded joints are further studied regarding fatigue and critical crack dimensions. Welding lab exercises

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • explain materials technology applied to welded constructions and structural members
  • account for welding of stainless steels and light metals
  • describe common automation and mechanisation solutions in welding
  • describe common welding defects and their root causes
  • account for post processing methods/property improving methods for welded joints, as well as quality of joints
  • computationally assess appropriate choice of material
  • describe the application of fracture mechanics to welded designs, and analyse the defect tolerance of a casualty critical design

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 plus basic course in Welding Technology, MG1010 or corresponding


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Svetsningens materialteknologi, all litteratur i svets ak, samt en del nytt som utdelas på lektionerna.

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


  • DEL1 - Participation, - credits, grading scale: P, F
  • HEM1 - Home assignments, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB2 - Laboratory work, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM2 - Seminars, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - 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.

The written examination consists of two parts of which one is of so called multiple choice type, while the other contains problems of descriptive nature. The course literature may be used as an aid during the latter of the above-mentioned examination parts. Calculators are allowed.

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

MG2013 Advanced Welding Technology, modulus 1

MG2014 Advanced Welding Technology, modulus 2

MG2015 Advanced Welding Technology, modulus 3


Joakim Hedegård (, Per Johansson (