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CHSC 5634 - Analytical Instrumentation

Chemical Sciences Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

Basic principles involved in the operation of instruments commonly found in analytical laboratories. Included are absorption spectrometers (atomic absorption, etc) emission spectrometers (arc, ICP and DCP), X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, electrochemical instruments (polarography, anodic stripping, coulometry, ion selective electrodes) and fluorometer. The description and function of the various instrument components will be presented to assist in discussions about the relative advantages and disadvantages of an instrument for a given analytical problem, errors and error avoidance, and instrument calibration.


CHSC 5633





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 73990

Mon Feb 14 - Mon Feb 13 52 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 14 - Feb 13 Distance



Course Outline





  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please contact Elaine Woo at 604-432-8393 or email for approval. Must include your BCIT student ID. This is a Guided Learning, Distance Education (correspondence) course. Course delivery is through e-mail, fax, phone, CD, regular mail and labs. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.


Related Programs

CHSC 5634 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Assayer Training
    Part-time   Statement of Completion

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