CET851 Chemical Analysis of Materials 2

Course Provider

School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)



Academic Unit



This course will cover the subject of chemical analysis of materials. Chemical analysis of materials is wherein the composition and chemical information of various materials and properties are probed and measured. This course will focus specifically on different spectroscopic analytical techniques of chemical analysis of materials. It will cover surface chemical analysis to bulk chemical analysis of materials.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Materials Characterization
- FlexiMasters in Materials Characterization

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Course Availability

  • Date(s): 12 Aug 2024 to 13 Dec 2024

    Time: Self-paced

    Venue: NTU Virtual Learning Environment

    Registration Closing Date: 15 Jul 2024

At the end of the course, learners  are able to:

1. Describe the working principles of XRF & XPS;

2. Analyze data acquired from each of the spectroscopic techniques; 

3. Recommend suitable techniques for evaluating material properties with clear justifications, and 

4. Integrate information from multiple datasets to make deductions about material properties.

Topics covered:

1. XRF

-        Introduction to principles of XRF
-        X-ray fluorescence processw
-        Analysis and applications of XRF 

2. XPS

-        Introduction to principles of XPS
-        Photoemission and auger emission
-        Analysis and applications of XPS 

This course is conducted in asynchronous e-learning.

Suitable for professionals working in engineering, Quality Control, Failure Analysis, Manufacturing and R&D.

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Standard Course Fee: S$1,635

  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information. 
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    CET777 Thermal Analysis1
    CET778 Surface Analysis1
    CET850 Chemical Analysis of Materials 11
    CET853 Advanced Methods in Polymer Molecular Characterization in Solution1
    CET854 Advanced Methods in Polymer Characterization in the Melt and Solid States1
    CET855 The Characterization Challenge of Polymers with Environmental Impact1
    CET856 Principles and Applications of Solid-State NMR3
    CET785 Fundamentals of Electron Microscopy2
    CET786 Advanced Characterization using TEM Techniques2
    CET852 Properties of Materials2
    CET772 Principles and Adaptation2
    CET773 Variation and Nonstoichiometry2

    Listed courses are:

    • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Materials Characterization (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Materials Characterization (total 15AUs).
    • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.