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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.

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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

Course disposition

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

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 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 MG2033

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

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