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MG2015 Advanced Welding Technology, Modulus 3 6.0 credits

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Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG2015 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Finished basic course in Welding engineering (MG1010, MG1011, MG1012)

120 cr in Engineering

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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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 assignments, 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.

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

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

MG2016 Enlarged Welding Technology for EWE


Joakim Wahlsten (, Per Johansson (