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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus ML1103 (Spring 2013–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Principles for quality management and how they link to Lean Production
  • Tools for standardized way of work
  • Methods for improvement work
  • Description and use of a management system for quality
  • Statistics role in improvement work
  • Basic mathematical statistics
  • The statistics as a visualization tool
  • The role of statistics for understanding of business development
  • Value Flow Analysis
  • Visualization
  • The principles of Lean Production

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and objectives for quality work
  • Administering a quality management system
  • Provide for principles for implementation of new ways of working
  • Describe and apply the presented tools for improvement work, stable processes and standardized way of working
  • Identify, describe, visualize and analyze a value flow
  • Explain how quality assurance and Lean
  • Production work together to achieve customer satisfaction
  • From the collected data, calculate or estimate ecpected value, variance and interpret the result
  • Describe and assess the use and importance of the most common statistical features
  • Perform linear regression
  • Explain the role of statistics in improvement work and control of activities
  • Using Excel or other computerized tools for the statistical analysis

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge of project methodology corresponding to ML1102, knowledge of the production corresponding to ML1200 and basic mathematics Corresponding to ML1000.

Recommended prerequisites

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The Lean Toolbox,

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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


  • INL1 - Written Exercise, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • INL2 - Written Exercise, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exaxmination, 3,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN2 - Exaxmination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, 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 written exams
  • Approved exercise
  • Passed assignments

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 ML1103

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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