Postgraduate course

Organic Mass Spectrometry

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeKJEM333
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian. The course will be given in English if English spoken students are attending.
  • Resources

ECTS Credits


Level of Study




Teaching semester

Spring. The course runs last time spring 2020.

This is a course with limited capacity and Master Students will be given priority.
More information: http://www.uib.no/matnat/utdanning/studiehverdag/undervisningsopptaket

Objectives and Content

The course sums up methods and techniques in organic mass spectrometry. Different types of instrument and the use of the instruments will be compared. Systematisation of fragmentation will be discussed and interpretation of spectra will be emphasised. Structural determination of complicated and polyfunctional molecules will be illustrated.  

Learning Outcomes


The student

  • Must have broad knowledge about central topics, theory, problems, processes, tools and methods in MS
  • Must have knowledge about the uniqueness of mass spectrometry and its place in the community


The student

  • can compare methods and techniques in mass spectrometry.
  • Can choose the best-fitted method and technique based on molecule properties and analyze purpose.
  • Can identify and compare fragmentation mechanisms.
  • Can interpret spectra of mono- and polyfunctional organic compounds.
  • Can draw conclusions about unknown structures on the basis of their mass spectra.]

Required Previous Knowledge

KJEM110, KJEM130

Recommended Previous Knowledge

KJEM120, KJEM123, KJEM131 and KJEM210

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

K333: 6 ECTS, KJEM233: 10 ECTS

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and laboratory course

Lectures: 4 hours a week

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Laboratory course with journal. Compulsory assignments are valid for five subsequent semesters.

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.

Compulsory HSE- course (HMS II) must be passed: http://www.uib.no/kj/55871/obligatorisk-hms-kurs

Forms of Assessment

Written exam (4h).

Examination Support Material

Non-programmable calculator, according to the 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.

Assessment Semester

Examination both spring and fall semester. In semesters without teaching, the examination will be held at the beginning of the semester.

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.


Contact Information

Please contact the Department of Chemistry: studieveileder@kj.uib.no / post@kj.uib.no

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. Candidates must check their room allocation on Studentweb 3 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    04.05.2020, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam