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ML1200 Engineering Materials and Production, General Course 10.0 credits

The general aim of the course is that the student will gain basic knowledge of the construction materials and production methods currently in use in the modern manufacturing industry.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML1200 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Iron-based metals as well as other metals, polymers, ceramics, composite materials and powder metallurgical materials.
  • Forming processes, for example casting and plastic methods.
  • Machining, for example lathe machining, laser cutting and punching.
  • Furthermore, measuring techniques, corrosion and planning for machining.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • Describe the properties and fields of use of the most commonly occurring construction materials and explain the relationships between.
  • Describe commonly occurring manufacturing processes, machine types and handling equipment.
  • Explain the contexts in which the manufacturing processes are used and what possibilities and limitations they represent.
  • Draw conclusions about how and from what materials existing products are produced and explain how environmental and economic aspects are concerned.
  • Illustrate relationships between product demands, manufacturing processes and product control.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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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


  • LABA - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written examination, 3.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENB - Written examination, 3.5 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

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Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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