Postgraduate course

Experimental Design and Analysis of Multivariate Data

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeKJEM225
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course gives an introduction to important multivariate methods used on spectroscopic, chromatographic and other types of multivariate data from pharmacy, medical diagnosis and plant medicine, aquaculture and petroleum. Important topics are experimental design to achieve maximum information from few experiments, patternrecognition to be able to study complex chemical and biological systems, regression to be able to predict quality from raw materials and processvariables and calibration to achieve fast and precise automated analysis based on modern chemical instrumentation. Software with graphical interface is used for analysis and visualisation of multivariate data.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course KJEM225 the student will be able to:

  • set up and analyse the results from an experimental design.
  • explain the assumptions and basic equations in multiple linear regression, and to perform a regression analysis.
  • explain and to use methods for response optimisation.
  • use latent variables to interpret, classify and predict, and to state the theory behind this.
  • do an independent data analysis using chemometric software.

Required Previous Knowledge

Basic principles of mathematics.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Dataexercises with journal. Compulsory work are valid for seven following semesteres.

Forms of Assessment

Written exam (4h). Compulsory work are valid for six following semesteres.
Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations

Compulsory work must be submitted within the given deadlines for the course. Approval of the compulsory work is necessary to get admittance to the written exam.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Subject Overlap

K225: 10 stp. PTEK226: 10 stp

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    07.03.2018, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline