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MG1024 Production 6.0 credits

The course is an introduction to the field of Production. Course reveals a number of activities and how these can be made to interact and thereby allow for the customer receives an attractive product to meet the desired properties, the boundary conditions in technology, economy and environment.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG1024 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • production through the ages - from craftsmanship to Industry 4.0
  • principles of production system design and analysis
  • process planning
  • design of/layout for production plants
  • aggregate and master schedule planning
  • automation and industrial robots
  • flow analysis of production lines
  • sustainability in production systems

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • account for different production paradigms through the ages
  • describe the production development process and its main activities
  • explain the principles of Lean manufacturing and its use
  • develop a production plan for a specific component and a given market/customer demand
  • build a model of a production line and use a discrete event simulation software to analyse the production flow
  • describe the use of industrial robots and other automation equipment in manufacturing
  • analyse the function and performance of an industrial robot in a simulation program
  • account for concepts, systematic methods and standards for sustainability in production systems

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MF1001 Mechanical Engineering, introductory course/MJ1103 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering/MF1061 Introduction to Design and Product Realisatio


MG1016/MG1026 Manufacturing Technology

or the corresponding

Recommended prerequisites

MJ1103 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering


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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


  • INL1 - Assignment, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

The exercises are compulsory and must be presented for a teacher.

The industrial study vists is compulsory, and has to be documented ion a report.

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 MG1024

Offered by

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

MG2029 Production Engineering - Planning and Control, 6hp


Daniel Tesfamariam Semere