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Undergraduate course

Scientific Communication

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeKJEM291
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian.
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ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Teaching semester


Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

Objectives: The students will learn to express themselves precisely and scientifically, both in writing and orally.

Content: The course will give the students an introduction to the most common terms used in scientific literature. The teaching includes regular lectures and seminars where the students present and discuss scientific texts that they have written.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student:

  • Knows terms and phrases used in scientific texts
  • Knows the structure and basis of a scientific article


The student:

  • is able to produce scientific texts

General competence:

The student:

  • Can communicate scientific material both in writing and in oral presentations.

Required Previous Knowledge

At least 90 credits from the bachelor programme in chemistry or nanotechnology.

Recommended Previous Knowledge


Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

KJEM290, 5 stp

Access to the Course

Acces to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Matematics and Natural Sciences and fullfilled requirements.

Teaching and learning methods

4 hours of teaching (lectures and seminars) every week for 12 weeks.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Approved attendance of 80% of the seminars. Compulsory work is valid for 3 subsequent semesters.

Forms of Assessment

Approved (popular) scientific paper, including an oral presentation of it. Approved attendance of 80% of the seminars. Compulsory work is valid for 3 subsequent semesters.

Grading Scale


Assessment Semester

Examination only in semesters with teaching.

Course Evaluation

The students should evaluate the teaching according to UiB and the department┬┐s system of quality assurance.


Programme Committee

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

Course Coordinator

Department of Chemistry.

Course Administrator

Department of Chemistry.


Department of Chemistry.


Lecturer and administrative contact person you will find on Mitt UiB. Alternatively contact the study consultant at the department.

Exam information