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Before choosing courseML1105 Quality Assurance - Lean Production 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course

The course contributes to a general understanding of production processes and working with quality assurance procedures, specifically the concept of Lean for increasing productivity and efficiency.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus ML1105 (Autumn 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Strategies and principles of Lean production
  • Tools for standardised working methods, for example 5S and SMED
  • Tools for improvement work, for example PDCA
  • Quality systems, for example ISO9000 and TQM

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • Explain the general need for quality assurance procedures
  • At a general level, describe important quality systems (ISO9000, TQM, Six Sigma et al.)
  • Explain strategies and principles of Lean production
  • Describe and apply the tools presented in the course that are used for improvement work, stable processes and standardised working methods
  • Identify, describe, visualise and analyse a value stream
  • Describe pulling and pushing production systems and the difference between them, and apply tools to design them
  • Explain the most important principles of management of quality assurance procedures

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge in project methodology, equivalent to ML1102, and in production, equivalent to ML1200.

Recommended prerequisites

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To be announced 4 weeks before the start of the course.

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 - Paper, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 2,0 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 exam, grading scale A-F
Approved exercises, grading scale P/F
Approved written assignment, grading scale P/F

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 ML1105

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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