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MG2033 Quality Control 6.0 credits

The course provides knowledge in both classical and modern quality tools, techniques and management philosophies to enable engineers/managers to transform any organization into effective organization.

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

Target group

Conditionally elective for TPRMM

Elective for (CMAST, CDEPR, CFATE, CMATD) year 3 and all Master programmes as long as the course can be included in the programme

Students who have not taken a statistics course should take MG2202 instead

Part of programme

Master's Programme, Industrial Engineering and Management, åk 1, MOPR, Conditionally Elective

Master's Programme, Production Engineering and Management, åk 1, Conditionally Elective


P4 (6.0 hp)


17 Mar 2025
2 Jun 2025

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

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students


Sayyed Shoaib Ul Hasan (


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG2033 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Experimental design
  • Quality concepts and quality principles
  • Quality costs
  • Quality and customer experience
  • Leadership and human resource development for quality
  • Quality strategies
  • Quality standards and tools
  • Reliability technology
  • Statistical process control and capability

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course with a passing grade the student should be able to:

  • explain and reflect on the basic principles of quality techniques and quality control systems
  • based on the basic principles solve simple quality related technical problems
  • by means of quality control tools formulate and solve questions related to quality control systems
  • solve advanced quality related technical problems
  • evaluate complex questions related to quality control systems and present a reasonable analysis

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MG1016/MG1026 Manufacturing Technology, MG1024 Production and
ML1018 Basic industrial statistics, or the equivalent, and English B

Recommended prerequisites

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Recommended course literature:

1. Managing Quality (2007), Barrie G. Dale, Ton van Der Wiele and Jos van Iwaarden, Fifth edition, ISBN-9781405142793. Can be downloaded as e-book from KTHB.

2. ISO 9001:2008 for Small Businesses, Ray Tricker, 4th Edition. Can be downloaded as e-book from KTHB.

3. Quality from Customer Needs to Customer Satisfaction (2004), Bo Bergman and Bengt Klefsjö, Studentlitteratur, ISBN10:9144041667, ISBN13:9789144041667

4. Miller and Freund's Probability and Statistics for Engineers (Paperback), 2008 Johnson, Richard A., (ISBN 0321694988)

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


  • INL1 - Assignments, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Written exam, 4.0 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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Sayyed Shoaib Ul Hasan (

Supplementary information

Students who have not taken a statistics course should take MG2202 instead