Applied Instrumental Analysis (MLJ903)

Advanced instrumental analytical chemistry applied in chemical and biotechnological research.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters


Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction



The theoretical basis of selected instrumental techniques is studied in detail. A selected technique is completely described theoretically, and established on an actual instrument, including preparative steps. This includes methodological development, calibration and verification.

Learning outcome

The candidate should obtain detailed knowledge of selected (one or several) instrumental analytical techniques applied in Chemical or Environmental research. The candidate should know the principles of functionality and application of important selected analytical approaches (e.g. chromatography, spectrometry, respirometry, etc.) incluing sample preparation and data analysis central to the candidates own research area, and document general analytical knowledge on PhD-level.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

According to admission requirements for PhD in Chemistry and Biosciences. Final year master students may also be accepted to the course on the conditions of the appointed supervisors approval.


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project report 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

Course grading is pass/fail. If the submitted project report is not approved, the candidate will be given a new deadline for re-submission of an amended version.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Roald Kommedal

Course teacher:

Magne Olav Sydnes

Course teacher:

Malcolm Andrew Kelland

Head of Department:

Ingunn Westvik Jolma

Method of work

Self study over individually defined syllabus, colloquiums or laboratory and project work. Competence building spesialist courses may be included as a part of the overall course, including practical methodological work.

Open for

Available for PhD-students accepted on the PhD program at IKBM. External candidates (outside the department) may be acceoted based on theor individual background. External candidates must be advised and supported by their PhD advisor.

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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