Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course the student will be able to
1. Describe the theoretical basis of currently important instrumental analysis methods excluding electroanalytical methods.
2. Describe the functional components of the instrument/instruments used in the method
3. Select suitable methods on the basis of the actual needs (i.e. allowed costs, precision, detection limit, calibration range).
4. Find and read basic scientific literature on a given topic related to the novel developments of selected method/method group

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2020 - 20.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Sakari Kulmala

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sakari Kulmala

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

All the questions should be directed by email to sakari.kulmala@aalto.fi. 


CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

     The course covers the important instrumental methods used in quantitative analysis.

     

  • Applies in this implementation:

    In the autumn 2020 only remote lectures are offered. We'll have two remote lectures per week and you are asked to give your questions and comments after each lecture to me by email to me. You'll have too options: (i) you can ask public questions which will be visible in the MyCourses or (ii) you can ask private questions which are not shown to all course participants. 

    In the year 2020 the instrumental demonstrations are unfortunately replaced by writing essays on instrumental methods chosen by yourself due to the need of social distancing.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, excercises, homework and class-room problems and final examination

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The assessments are based (i) on the course examination and you can have 1-3 extra points out of 30 points by your activity in asking questions and commenting of the matters dealt with.

    The essays replacing instrumental demonstrations are compulsory.

Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 30 h
    Laboratory excercises 16 h
    Independent homework 62 h
    Exam 3 h

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Lectures 40 h

    Homework 60 h

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    As agreed

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    WebOodi

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Synopsis of this year's course: 

    In the autumn 2020 only remote lectures are offered. We'll have two remote lectures per week and you are asked to give your questions and comments after each lecture to me by email to me. You'll have too options: (i) you can ask public questions which will be visible in the MyCourses or (ii) you can ask private questions which are not shown to all course participants. 

    In the year 2020 the instrumental demonstrations are replaced by writing 2 essays on instrumental methods chosen by yourself and agreed with me due to the need of social distancing.

    The assessments of the course are based (i) on the course examination and you can have 1-3 extra points out of 30 points by your activity in asking questions and commenting of the matters dealt with in the course.

    The essays replacing instrumental demonstrations are compulsory.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Period one in the autumn 2020.

Description

Registration and further information