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MG2040 Assembly Technology 6.0 credits

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Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG2040 (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Basic concepts in assembly technology
  • Manual assembly
  • Automated assembly
  • Product design for assembly (Design for assembly – DFA): Manual and automated
  • Components of the assembly system
  • Assembly in textile and wood working industry

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the students should be able to:

  • describe the role of the assembly process within the manufacturing domain and discuss its importance
  • create mathematical and feature models of assemblies and use them in context of design and evaluation of assembly systems
  • account for the dynamic and static constraints of a manual or automatic assembly process
  • analyse a given product and define feasible assembly sequences
  • choose the best sequence by applying technical and economical criteria
  • describe the function of all the elements of an assembly system (both automatic and manual)
  • evaluate the impact of the product design on the assembly process, by applying the Boothroyd DFA methodologies
  • identify the requirements on design of an assembly station and provide instructions for the subsequent implementation
  • calculate the costs and the most important economical key performance indicators (KPIs) for standard assembly systems (both manual and automatic)

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admitted to a Master programme and
MG1016/MG1026 "Manufacturing Technology" or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • PROA - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written exam, 3.0 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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Antonio Maffei (

Transitional regulations

Student  that is registered on a previous course version can be examined during two years according to the then applicable examination requirements.