Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Chemistry (JPT/BPP (N/545/6/0049)9/19) PDF Print E-mail

1. Introduction

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Chemistry is a full-time programme offered by the Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (DFAS).

The entry requirements for this programme is UTP’s Foundation Studies programme or any other equivalent qualification (STPM, A-level, Matriculation, and others). English is the medium of instruction, with the exception of some national requirement courses that will be delivered in Bahasa Malaysia and other language courses such as French.

In line with UTP’s mission statements, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Chemistry is developed to prepare skilled knowledge workers to meet the industry’s need, especially in the areas of Petrochemistry, Sustainable Chemistry and Nanotechnology. This program will also address the nation’s call to produce more scientists and technologists in our move towards high income society.

The 3.5-year programme is enriched with a 7-month Industrial Internship Training for all students, either locally or internationally.

DFAS faculty members, with strong background in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, are qualified and experienced teaching staffs to nurture students to become competent and innovative graduates.

Career opportunities from the industries, government, academia and R&D sectors are enourmous for the programme graduates. These include Analytical Chemists, Computational Chemists, Quality Control Chemists, Process Engineers and Research Scientists, to name a few.



2. Programme Educational Objective

To produce science workforce in the field of Applied Chemistry with business acumen and the potential to become leaders in industries and R&D with emphasis in Petrochemistry, Sustainable Chemistry and Nanotechnology.




3. Programme Outcomes

To produce graduates with the following outcomes:

 

  • Acquire fundamental and basic knowledge of Chemistry
  • Apply knowledge of Chemistry and Mathematics Design to conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data.
  • Identify and solve applied science problems and challenges in industries.
  • Use the techniques, skills and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.
  • Conduct applied chemistry research project in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Communicate effectively not only with other science graduates, but also with community at large.
  • Demonstrate business acumen entrepreneurship skills.
  • Recognise the need to undertake life-long learning.

 

 


4. Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Chemistry degree, students are required to obtain a minimum of 128 credit hours and a minimum CGPA of 2.00.


Summary of Courses Required for Graduation

Course Group (G)

Number of Credit Hours

NR - National Requirement

14

UR - University Requirement

9

CS–Core-Science

13

CD–Core- Discipline

66

CI – Core- Industrial Training

14

CSp–Core-Specialisation

12

TOTAL

128


5. Major Electives


Choose any of the following sets of Major Elective’s areas (set A or B or C) for Major Elective I, II, III and IV.

A.

Petrochemistry

 

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Catalysis for Petrochemistry

YAB4113

Cs

3

2

Fundamentals of Reactor System

YAB4123

Cs

3

3

Polymers from Petrochemicals

YAB4133

Cs

3

4

Fine and Speciality Chemical

YAB4143

Cs

3

 

B.

Sustainable Chemistry

 

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Green Chemistry

YAB4213

Cs

3

2

Renewable Energy

ZAB4213

Cs

3

3

Green Processes  and Product

YAB4233

Cs

3

4

Sustainable Water Management

YAB4243

Cs

3

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Nanotechnology

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Nanoscience

ZAB4113

Cs

3

2

Fundamental of Nanotechnology

ZAB4123

Cs

3

3

Introduction to Nanobiotechnology: Concepts and Applications

YAB4313

Cs

3

4

Solid State Chemistry

YAB4323

Cs

3



6. Career Prospects

There is a diverse range of professions and career paths available from the graduates of this programme such as in:

  • Analytical Chemists
  • Computational Chemist
  • Quality Control Chemists
  • Process Engineers
  • Research Scientists