Analytical Methods


Faculty of Agricultural Science and Landscape Architecture


Version 17.0 of 07/06/2022

Code of Module


Modulename (german)

Analytische Untersuchungsmethoden

Study Programmes

Angewandte Nutztier- und Pflanzenwissenschaften (M.Sc.)

Level of Module



Chemical, physical and/ or microbiological analysis processes for the investigation of e.g. food, feedstuff, plant, soil or water samples: -Sampling -Storage of samples -Preparation -Extraction and digestion processes -Final determination methods for chemical, biochemical or microbiological parameters (e.g. minerals, carbohydrates, vitamins, antioxidant capacity, pesticides arrears, heavy metal, coliform bacteria, yeasts and mildew). The selection of examined parameters and applied analysis methods will be determined in reference to the subject on which the students work in the following projects and the master thesis.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Broadening
Students, who studied this module successfully, are aware of different chemical, physical and / or microbiological analysis methods, which are used for the examination of samples out of the agrarian and food sector.
Knowledge Deepening
Students, who studied this module successfully, have a detailed knowledge about methods for selected analysis processes.
Instrumental Skills and Competences
Students, who studied this module successfully, are able to apply analysis processes on defined questions and to interpret results critically.
Communicative Skills and Competences
Students who have successfully completed this module are able to prepare the results of the analysis in the form of a presentation and to present it to a specialist audience.
Systemic Skills and Competences
Students who have successfully completed are able to acquire the theoretical foundations for analytical examination procedures and to evaluate available methodological approaches with regard to the suitability for dealing with analytical issues in the field of agricultural and food production.

Mode of Delivery

Lecture, practice

Expected Knowledge and/or Competences

Knowledge and practical experience in laboratory work techniques and basic analytical examination methods

Responsible of the Module

Daum, Diemo

  • Daum, Diemo
  • Gromes, Reiner
  • Meuser, Helmut
  • Olfs, Hans-Werner
  • Seedorf, Jens
  • Prämaßing, Wolfgang


Concept of Study and Teaching
Workload Dozentengebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
Workload Dozentenungebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
Recommended Reading

VDLUFA-MethodensammlungAmtliche Sammlung von Untersuchungsverfahren für LebensmittelWeitere spezielle Literatur wird zu Beginn der Veranstaltung bekannt gegeben.

Graded Exam
  • Two-Hour Written Examination
  • Viva Voce
Ungraded Exam

Laboratory Placement

Assessment Methods Remark

Standard exam: written exam, 2 hours


1 Term

Module Frequency

Only Winter Term

Language of Instruction