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MG2135 PLM - Product Lifecycle Management 9.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG2135 (Spring 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

PLM systems - functions, architecture, configuration and usage

Information flows in producing companies

Principles and methods for product data management

Data modelling

Relational databases and SQL

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • explain what product data is and describe its role in a producing company through the whole life cycle of a product
  • explain the basic principles of documentation of a product including the rules of operations that apply to this
  • describe the main functions and the general architecture of a PLM system
  • develop a specification for adaptations of a PLM system for a producing company, based on given preconditions
  • create an information model based on a number of operations requirements on product data
  • use this information model in an implementation of a PLM system to support a company's processes
  • account for the fundamentals of relational databases and formulate simple expressions/queries in a modern database management system
  • account for similarities and differences between different PLM systems on the market

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MG2028/MG2128 CAD and other IT Tools in Industrial Processes

or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

MG2028/MG2128 or corresponding


In laboratory exercises we use software that is available only in our own computer labs, or that requires remote connection to KTH network.


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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


  • INLA - Individual assignment and reflections, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LABA - Laboratory assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PROA - Project work, 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

Active participation in PLM workshop

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

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Course web MG2135

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Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Per Johansson (