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KJE-2003 Introduction to analytical chemistry - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for kjemi

Type of course

Theoretical and practical course. The course is available as a singular or elective course independent of study program, also to exchange students. The course is offered on condition that a minimum number of students register for the course.

Course contents

The course will cover important theory and practical techniques for qualitative and quantitative work in a chemistry laboratory with emphasis on instrumental methods and relevant statistical methods for the treatment and evaluation of experimental data. The following topics will be covered:

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Required: Basic knowledge in chemistry and spectroscopy - i.e KJE-1001 or equivalent.

Recommended: KJE-1003 or KJE-1006 or equivalent.

Søknadskode 9336 enkeltemner i realfag.

Obligatory prerequisites

KJE-1001 Introduction to chemistry and the chemistry of biology

Objective of the course

The student has expanded knowledge and proficiency within relevant topics in chemistry. This means that the student






General Competence

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all syllabus material is in English.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 15-20 h Laboratory: 72 h (up to 10 laboratory exercises)


The exam consists of a portfolio of written reports and an adjusting oral examination.

The portfolio will consist of a collection of up to 10 scientific reports based on the laboratory exercises performed during the course. Three reports will be comprehensive and up to 7 will be shorter. One round of  feedback will be given for each report before the final submission of the portfolio.

For the evaluation, 2 reports, thereof 1 comprehensive and 1 short, will be selected randomly for grading. The overall grade for the 2 reports is A - F, where F is not-passed.

An adjusting oral exam will be arranged for candidates who passed the portfolio evaluation. The oral exam will cover the whole course content and can adjust the grade by one grade up or down. 


Work requirements: Approved laboratory work, including the lab journal (notes taken during the lab work for each laboratory exercise). 


A re-sit exam will be arranged the next semester or as soon as possible.

A new round of feedback on the complete portfolio will be given before resubmission.

Evaluation will follow the procedure described for the ordinary exam e. i. 2 reports are selected randomly for grading before the adjusting oral exam.

Date for examination

Portfolio hand in date 20.05.2022

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.