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MG2130 Modelling and Simulation of Industrial Processes 9.0 credits

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

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG2130 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • terminology and basic theory for modelling and simulation of part manufacturing
  • process planning – design and simulation of the manufacturing process in a CAM progra
  • flow analysis for estimating production capacity and lead times, identify bottlenecks and decide buffer sizes, using a software for discrete event-driven simulation
  • planning of a manufacturing plant in a factory layout system
  • interaction between process planning, flow simulation and factory layout during development and analysis of a manufacturing system
  • modelling and simulation of a complex part manufacturing system, based on given preconditions

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • describe different types of models used for model-based development and analysis of manufacturing systems
  • design and analyse operations for a certain manufacturing process, using a CAM system
  • develop and implement a model for discrete event simulation of material flows, when designing and analysing a manufacturing system to be
  • use specific factory layout software to plan a manufacturing plant, based on given preconditions and requirements
  • analyse interaction and mutual influence between manufacturing process, material flow and the layout of the manufacturing system, during model-based development
  • develop a model of a system for manufacturing a given number of an advanced industrial product, including design of process, material flow and layout, based on given manufacturing preconditions

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MG1016/MG1026 Manufacturing Technology, MG1024 Production,
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

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


  • 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.

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 MG2130

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Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

MG2038 Digital Factories


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