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Today, companies develop and manufacture products, in fierce international competition, forcing them to develop new products at a ever increasing pace, by continuous improvement of productivity in both design and manufacturing of products. Companies often cooperate, in joint projects or e.g. with subcontractors or consultancy firms.

In order to improve productivity in the product realization process, various IT support systems ar used. However, in order to use them to efficiently support the process, these IT systems have to exchange information in an efficient way. A PDM/PLM system is the core system in an efficient information handling and information exchange process.

In this course, you will learn more about the different parts and functions of such systems, and how they are used and adapted to support aefficient information handling.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MG2035 (Spring 2013–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Relational databases, database structures, PDM/PLM systems – components and functions,choosing, configuring and adapting PDM systems, use of PDM/PLM technology

Intended learning outcomes

After this course you should be able to

  • explain the meaning of and the difference between the terms PDM and PLM
  • describe how a relational database is built and how it is used
  • from an information model, create a database structure and populate it with relevant data
  • write simple SQL expressions for creating/retrieving relevant data in a relational database
  • explain the basic components and functionality of a PDM system
  • from a given database structure, use and make small adjustments to a PDM system
  • from a given activity model, use a PDM system to support and control a product realization process
  • for a given project, choose, configure, and adjust a PDM system to effectively support, follow up and control the project

Course Disposition

Lectures, exercises, laboratory work, field trips to PDM vendor and user companies

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MG2028/MG2128  CAD and other IT Tools in Industrial Processes

or corresponding

Recommended prerequisites

MG2028/MG2128 CAD and other IT Tools

or equivalent


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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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Exercises, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PROA - Project Work, 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 MG2035

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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