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ML1611 Automation Technology 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML1611 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

- structure
- control
- programming
- deployment
- use of automated facilities

Intended learning outcomes

After completed course with an E, the student should be able to:

•    describe general principles, methods and equipment used for operations and automation while, in a structured way, explain how to formulate problems in automation
•    account for the function of control systems in the case of manufacturing equipment
•    explain how industrial robots work and how they are used
•    account for environmental, human and economical prerequisites for the systems construction and use

For a higher grade, the student should also:

•    show competence within the aforementioned points in a deeper sense, and
•    construct, program and deploy simpler automated facilities
•    program industrial robots and show skills in complex problem solving within the context of said programming
•    explain how components in automated systems are coordinated
•    describe the transformation of industrial work toward digitalization and a higher level of automation
•    identify problems in automated facilities from maintenance perspectives and suggest measures to mitigate them
•    discuss the safety and environmental aspects related to automation and argument for or against different viewpoints in a nuanced way

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Specific entry requirements: The courses ML1602, ML1603 and ML1607, or the equivalent

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


  • INLA - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • INLB - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LABA - Laboratory Work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LABB - Laboratory Work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - 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

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 ML1611

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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