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MG2037 Industrial Adhesive Bonding 6.0 credits

The course provides knowledge in the potential of industrial adhesive bonding. The course content provides an insight in the advantages of adhesive bonding. During the course participants will encounter many practical examples on industrial adhesive bonding.The course is developed in close collaboration with suppliers, industrial users and consultants.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG2037 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Survey of adhesives and different adhesive bonding solutions
  • Selection of adhesives for different materials and applications
  • Practical bonding theory (treatment of bonding surfaces, dosage, blending, appllication of bonds, joint formation and strength)
  • Estimation of bonding costs
  • Quality assurance
  • Work hygiene, risks and protectiion
  • Work environment legislation

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • account for different types of adhesive joints and their function and characteristics
  • apply theory of adhesive bonding to select a proper adhesive for a given problem and estimate the cost
  • describe the adhesive bonding process from preparation to verification and quality assurance
  • account for health and safety legislation related to industrial adhesive bonding and apply it for a given case
  • motivate the choice of adhesive joints for simple industrial applications

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

180 credits within Engineering and Swedish B/Swedish 3 and English A/English 6


MG1016/MG1026 Manufacturing Technology or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

180 credits within engineering.

MG1016/MG1026 Manufacturing Technology
or the equivalent

Swedish B/Swedish 3 and English A/English 5


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Distributed in print or from Canvas for registerd course participants

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 - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • STU1 - Study Visit, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Oral presentation of homework assignment

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

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Joakim Wahlsten (, Per Johansson (

Supplementary information

Classes are concentrated during two periods of two full days, with intermediate individual homework assignment