Postgraduate course

Analytical Chemistry

ECTS Credits


Level of Study




Teaching semester

Spring (limited capacity).

Objectives and Content

The course give an introduction to quantitative chemical analysis of organic and inorganic compounds in common sample matrices like air, water, solid materials and biological tissues. Different steps in the analytical process will be treated, such as sampling, sample preparation, chemical and instrumental analysis, quality assurance, and evaluation and reporting of analytical results. The students will work with both natural and prepared samples in the laboratory course.

Learning Outcomes


The student

  • can explain the principles of the most common methodologies in quantitative chemical analysis
  • can give examples of applications of the most methodologies in quantitative chemical analysis
  • can explain the most common sources of analytical error and propose measures to avoid them
  • can apply written procedures to perform accurate quantitative measurements at the laboratory


The student

  • can calculate analytical results based on common principles of quantification
  • can assess the quality of the result of an analysis
  • can apply written procedures to perform precise quantitative measurements in a laboratory

General competence

The student

  • can plan and perform precise work in a laboratory
  • has knowledge of basic statistical methods

Required Previous Knowledge

KJEM110, KJEM131, or equivalent

Recommended Previous Knowledge

 KJEM120, KJEM210, MAT101/MAT111, STAT101/STAT110 or or equivalent

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Laboratory course with reports. The grades in analytical results in lab and laboratory journals are valid the 5 following semesters.
The student must complete an HSE-course before the start of this course.

Forms of Assessment

Written examination (4h).

Approval of the compulsory work is necessary to gain admittance to the written exam.

Examination Support Material

Basic non-programmable calculator in accordance with faculty regulations

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

K241: 10stp, FARM250: 10stp

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.

Course Coordinator

Contact information for the course coordinator is available at «Mitt UiB», alternatively contact the student advisor.

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Chemistry are administratively responsible for the course.

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

    11.06.2018, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam