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MG2032 Automation Technology, Advanced Course 6.0 credits

In-depth studies of information technology and equipment used in modern automation technology. The subject area is automation in general and assembly technology in particular. 

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Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG2032 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course covers the subjects of:

  • Development of automation technology.
  • Development of PLC technology and its use.
  • Sensors and actuators used in manufactoring industry.
  • Feeder technology and material handling.
  • Assembly technology and robot systems.
  • Joining techniques used within assembly technology.
  • Assembly technology with a focus on DFA.
  • Selected problems in automatic assembly

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • use proper teminology, define terms, and describe function and properties for automation components
  • select suitable components, control system and communication technology for automation of material handling and automated assembly
  • in a structured way model, simulate, predict and evaluate the behaviour of given automation solutions
  • in a systematic maner develop robust programs of high quality for robots, SCADA (supervision and process control system) and PLC systems, using Codesys and simulation aids
  • develop requirements specification for and adapt an automation project to the needs and preconditions of a company

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MG1002 Automation technology, MG1016/MG1026 Manufacturing Technology and MG1024 Production, or the equivalent.

and documented proficiency in English B or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

MG1002 Automation Technology

or corresponding.


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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


  • LABA - Laboratory Exercises, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PROA - Project, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENA - Written Examination, 2.0 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

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Jerzy Mikler (

Additional regulations

Lab exercises and project assignments require equipment and software which is only available in the department facilities