MG2130 Modelling and Simulation of Industrial Processes 9.0 credits

Modellering och simulering av industriella processer

In this course you will learn about theories, methods and tools used in development of factories.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Basic factory planning, basic production flow planning, basic process planning and relations between these.

Digital visualization of cells, layouts and factories.

Event-driven simulation of flows, for the assessment of production capacity, lead times, bottlenecks, buffers, inventory controls etc.

Simulation of manufacturing processes and machine tools.

Intended learning outcomes *

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

  • explain the fundamentals of “digital factories” and “digital manufacturing”
  • explain factory planning, process planning and flow planning, and relationships between these three domains
  • explain basic activity steps within these three domains
  • use specific software:
    - to develop factory layouts with buildings, manufacturing/assembly systems and factory assets
    - for CAM – Computer Aided Manufacturing to develop and simulate manufacturing processes/operations
    - for event-driven flow simulation to develop a balanced manufacturing flow within a factory
  • apply the knowledge described above for a given product, in order to develop a model which can be used  in realization of a factory

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

MG1006 Design and Product Realization - Manufacturing

MG1026 Manufacturing Technology

or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

MG1024 Production

or the corresponding


The majority of software used in the course is only available in our own computer labs.


Can be downloaded from Canvas by registered course participants

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LABB - Laboratory Exercises, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • LITT - Log Book Writing, 0.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PROJ - Project Assignment, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written Examination, 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Approved laboratory exercises (LABB; 1 cr)

Approved loog book writing (LITT; 0.5 cr)

Passed written examination (TENA; 3 cr)

Approved project assignment (PROJ; 4.5 cr)

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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Daniel Tesfamariam Semere

Further information

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Course web MG2130

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

MG2038 Digital Factories


Magnus Lundgren (

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.