• Years2 years
  • ECTS credits120

Main content


Objectives and content

Multivariate methods for process development and control are becoming increasingly popular in Norwegian and international industries. The use of chemical instrumentation, together with more traditional process variables such as temperature and pressure, for on-line and at-line analyses of raw materials, intermediate products, and end product quality is an important element in control systems. Discharge and energy consumption minimisation are other important topics for process chemometrics. The aim of the program is to provide you with expert knowledge in multivariate data analysis and modelling, together with a broad understanding of more classical process disciplines. After graduation you will have obtained an operational competence in general problem solving within the process industries.

The Master¿s programme in chemometrics gives a broad basic understanding of current challenges in the field. The work with the master thesis involves analysing measurements and evaluating the results in light of the hypotheses that are tested. The study will give experience with oral and written presentation of results and theories, and training to read and evaluate relevant scientific literature.

The Degree

The master's programme leads to the degree Master of Science in Process Technology. It is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits).

What you Learn

Learning Outcomes

After a completed Master¿s degree in Chemometrics the candidate should:


  • transform and reduce large amounts of data to understandable information
  • use mathematical and statistical methods for multi-variable data analysis of measurement results
  • do experimental research planning with the aim to extract as much information and knowledge as possible in as few attempts as possible
  • show that one has good knowledge in chemometrics in general, and specialized insight in a smaller area connected to the Master degree project


  • carry out an independent, limited research project under supervision, but with a large degree of independence and own initiative, and in coherence with good ethical conduct
  • manage and present scientific data, discuss precision and accuracy and use programming tools to analyse and process data
  • analyse problems in chemometrics and discuss ways to explore these with the aid of theory and experimental methods
  • orient oneself in the scientific community and collect, analyse and utilize necessary knowledge and tools needed to carry out a research project
  • analyse and critically evaluate scientific sources of information and apply these to structure and formulate reasoning and new ideas within chemometrics
  • analyse, interpret and discuss own results in a scientifically sound and critical way, and in light of data and theories within his/her own field

General knowledge

  • be able to analyse scientific problems in general and participate in discussion about different ways to address and solve problems
  • give good written and oral presentation of scientific topics and results
  • communicate scientific problems, analyses and conclusions within chemometrics, both to specialists and the general public
  • be able to reflect over central scientific problems in his/her own work and other people¿s work

demonstrate understanding and respect for scientific values like openness, precision and reliability

How to Apply

Application procedure

Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:


Autumn (main uptake) and spring.

Admission Requirements

In order to apply for the Master Programme in chemometrics you need a bachelor's degree in petroleum and process technology or the like. The degree needs to fulfill specific admission requirements.

Bachelor degrees from UiB that qualify: 

  • Bachelor degree in petroleum and process technology 
  • Bachelor degree in chemistry, physics or mathematics (courses KJEM110, KJEM210, PTEK202 and PTEK100 must be included) 
  • Bachelor degree from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences with topics covering the admission and grading requirements (the courses do not need to be part of the degree) 

Bachelor degrees that qualify 

  • Norwegian bachelor degrees in petroleum technology (UiS) and oil and gas technology (NTNU), or equivalent bachelor's degrees where courses similar to PTEK202 and PTEK100 are included.  
  • Norwegian bachelor degrees in energy, physics, mathematics, underwater technology, process, machine or safety / fire safety, where courses similar to PTEK202 and PTEK100 are included. 

You also need to document: 

More information