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* Retrieved from Course syllabus MG2015 (Autumn 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Basic strength of materials - short update; Strength aspects of various metallic construction materials; Work procedures for the design of welded products; Constructive design; Static and dynamic design of welded joints; Choice of welding class and safety factors; Joint design and placement, Impact of additive material; Standards and documentation.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the  course the student will be able to:

  • give an account of basic terminology and definitions for strength and dimensioning of welds
  • describe differences in strength and performance of different materials under loads, both static and dynamic
  • explain important concepts, such as structural design, centre of gravity, centre of twist, utilization rate and safety factors
  • identify critical areas with high loads in a welded structure and the necessary improvement actions
  • account for and calculate the strength of welded joints and welded structures and describe dimensioning methodologies
  • describe the impact of factors such as temperature, load cases and corrosive environments on the structural strength of a welded structure
  • explain common welding symbols and how these are used in engineering drawings

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, Modulus 1

MG2014 Advanced Welding Technology, Modulus 2


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Konstruktionshandbok för smältsvetsade produkter Utgåva 3,
Bestämmelser för Stålkonstruktioner 1999,
samt utdelat material i kursen.
(Som förberedelse rekommenderas gymnasiebok i hållfasthetslära)

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, - hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • HEM1 - Home assignments, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: 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 MG2015

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

MG2016 Enlarged Welding Technology for EWE


Joakim Hedegård,