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MG2014 Advanced Welding Technology, Modulus 2 6.0 credits

Materials (mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, etc.) and their behavior during welding. Welding (different types for different welding processes, materials) Metrology, standards and documentation.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Materials (mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, etc.) and their behavior during welding. Welding additives (different types for different welding processes, materials), Metrology, standards and documentation.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing this course, the student will be able to:

  • thoroughly describe the materials technology of welding (weldability and how materials are affected)
  • describe different metals and their alloys, and their properties in welded constructions
  • describe how different pre- and post-treatment methods affects the materials
  • describe advantages and disadvantages of different surface coating methods
  • describe how the environment (corrosion, temperature, wear) affects materials and welded constructions
  • analyse risks of a welded construction and its defect tolerance
  • correctly select material and appropriate welding methodology

Course disposition

The classes are mainly concentrated to two full days of studies, in average every second week during two months . In between classes, homework assignments and preparation work have to be completed. High degree of attendance to classes is required.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Registered to MG1010 Introductory Welding Technology,  general course

Basic eligibility and 120 cr in Engineering

knowledge of Swedish B/Swedish 3

or the corresponding

Recommended prerequisites

MG1010 Introductory Welding Technology, General Course

MG1011 Introductory Welding Technology, Advanced Course

MG1012 Non-Destructive Testing

MG2013 Advanced Welding Technology, Module 1


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MNC Handbok 15 Svetsning av stål (utgåva 3), Svetsningens materialteknologi (Hannerz, KTH),
Goda råd vid aluminiumsvetsning (Svetskommissionen Hb 46)
samt utdelat material i kursen

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 - Attendance, - credits, grading scale: P, F
  • HEM1 - Home assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LABA - Laboratory work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - 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.

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 MG2014

Offered by

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

MG2015 Advanced Welding Technology, module 3


Joakim Hedegård,