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MG1201 Introduction to Engineering work in Industrial Technology 15.0 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Degree Programme in Industrial Engineering, åk 1, Mandatory


P1 (15.0 hp)


26 Aug 2024
27 Oct 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Min: 5

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG1201 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The role of the engineer in an industrial production system from a broad sustainable perspective.

Introduction to lean production with examples from for instance ”Scaniahuset”

Fundamentals of quality management in a production system

What does a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in industrial technology do – introduction to the different profiles of the programme

Introduction to communication techniques

Introductory mathematics for engineers

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to

1. Describe basic industrial systems, manufacturing methods, energy supply and use of materials

2. Discuss the subject area of industrial engineering and the engineering role and account for, at a basic level, the concepts of ecologically, socially and economically sustainable development

3. Give an account of the components, functions and concepts of a production system,

4. Explain how quality assurance and lean production are applied to ensure set quality goals in a real industrial production system

5. Identify, describe, visualise and analyse a value stream in an industrial environment

6. Choose appropriate forms for communication with different target groups in industrial production

7. Interpret mathematical language and solve basic mathematical problems

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entry requirements.

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • INLA - Hand in tasks, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INLB - Hand in tasks, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • KONA - Partial exam, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • KONB - Partial exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LEX1 - Continous assessment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEMA - Seminar, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Home exam, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN2 - Written exam, - credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 1.0 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.

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


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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