BSc Chemistry

Our BSc Chemistry course is designed to provide students with a good knowledge of chemistry and develop in them an appreciation of the centrality of chemical processes to human well-being as well as links to other branches of science. Students will learn about the different branches of chemistry and how they are useful.

Year One  

In the first year, students will gain basic knowledge in chemistry.

Core courses
General chemistry I & II
General practical chemistry I & II
Communication in English I
Use of library, study skills and ICT

Students will take Required and Elective courses from within and outside the department to make up the minimum number of credit units.

Year Two  

In the second year, students will begin to advance their knowledge of chemistry and its applications.

Core courses
Physical chemistry I
Organic chemistry I
Inorganic chemistry I
Analytical chemistry I
Communication in English II

Students will take Required and Elective courses from within and outside the department to make up the minimum number of credit units.
Students will undertake 12 weeks of the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in a chemical company to gain exposure to real-world issues.
Students will undertake a micro project organized in conjunction with a chemical company.

Year Three  

In the third year, students will begin to develop a deeper understanding of chemistry and its applications.

Core courses
Physical chemistry II
Organic chemistry II
Inorganic chemistry II
Atomic and molecular structure and symmetry
Separation methods and analysis

Students will take Required and Elective courses from within and outside the department to make up the minimum number of credit units.
Students will undertake another 12 weeks of the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in a chemical company to gain more exposure to real-world issues.

Year four  

The final year provides students with in-depth knowledge of chemical processes.

Core courses
Seminar

Students will undertake their final year research project and present a thesis.
Students will take Required and Elective courses from within and outside the department to make up the minimum number of credit units.
Students will be prepared for employment and so they will take the ‘Employability and Career Planning’ course.