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ML1609 Quality Technology and Improvement 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML1609 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Concept/tools as well as non-statistic and statistical improvement methods used in deviation management and improvement work in industry.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student should be able to:

•    account for how continuous improvement and design of experiments in industrial maintenance is carried out
•    systematically address problem solving in technical applications
•    explain methods and philosophies in continuous improvements as well as compare the applicability of those
•    plan for and use relevant approaches, working methods and tools in industrial continuous improvement

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed module SEM1 in ML1618 and completed course ML1604 and ML1605

Recommended 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


  • SEMA - Seminar assignments, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written examination, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVNA - Assignments, 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

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Education cycle

First cycle

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