Analytical Chemistry

Postgraduate course

Course description

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

ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

Spring (limited capacity).
Required Previous Knowledge
KJEM110, KJEM131/KJEM124, or equivalent
Recommended Previous Knowledge
 KJEM120, KJEM210, MAT101/MAT111, STAT101/STAT110 or or equivalent
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
K241: 10stp, FARM250: 10stp
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
  • Compulsory attendance at the first lecture
  • Laboratory course. The grade in approving analysis results in the lab and keeping lab journals is valid for 5 subsequent semesters.
  • In order to obtain approval of the mandatory activities, and therefore gain access to the final exam, one must submit mandatory assignments of a satisfactory standard within the set deadlines. mandatory assignments should be your own work.
  • Serious violations of the HSE rules will lead to a loss of the right to compete the laboratory course.
  • It is not possible to use more than 3 attempts (semesters) to complete the laboratory course.
  • Forms of Assessment

    Digital Written examination (4 hours).




    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.
    Reading List
    The reading list will be available within July 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester
    Examination Support Material
    Basic non-programmable calculator in accordance with faculty regulations
    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.