Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Course Name: 

Instrumental Methods of Analysis (MT255)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: Acquire knowledge of the basic principles of all instrumentation techniques
CO2: Gain knowledge on sample preparation and calibration methods for different analysis techniques
CO3: Understand the interpretation methods of various instruments
CO4: Study reverse engineering of products, including metals, polymers, ceramics, composite, and biomedical applications

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Module 1: (17 hours)
Thermal Analysis: Thermogravimetry, differential thermal analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, temperature modulated DSC, dynamic mechanical thermal analysis, hyphenated techniques

Module 2: (18 hours)
Surface Characterization: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning tunnelling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, comparison between electron microscopy and scanning probe microscopy, sample preparation techniques for electron microscopy

Module 3: (17 hours)
Spectro analytical methods: Introduction, Beers law, selection rules, IR spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectrometry


J. W. Robinson, E. M. S. Frame, and G. M Frame II, Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis, 6th Edn., Marcel Dekker, 2005
D. A. Skoog, F. J. Holler and T. A. Nieman, Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 4th Edn. Harcourt, 2001
J. D. Menczel, R. B. Prime, Thermal Analysis of Polymers , Wiley, 2009
G. H. Michler, Electron Microscopy of Polymers, 1st ed., Springer Verlag, 2008


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Total teaching hours: 


Contact us

Prof. K. Narayan Prabhu, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050