Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry
Programme Director: Dr LEUNG, Kelvin S Y
This is a two year part-time or one year full-time postgraduate programme offered by the Department of Chemistry. The aims of the programme are two-fold:
- To provide an opportunity for further education for working professionals in the field of analytical chemistry and related areas; and
- To offer a programme of study relevant to the need of public and industrial laboratories as well as research organisations.
Students graduated from the programme will possess a more integral view on real life problems of analytical nature and the ways and means at their disposal to solve them. The programme also provides training in laboratory management, quality assurance, computer applications and laboratory automation and help to instil an integrated analytical mind in students so that they can comfortably assume supervisory or managerial positions in establishments dealing in chemical analysis or related fields.
Part-time and full-time students will be required to spend two evenings (about four hours per week) and four evenings (about eight hours per week) respectively on lectures and seminars. In addition, both part-time and full-time students have to devote one Saturday and weekday respectively, every alternate week, to laboratory and dissertation. As an integral part of a professional training process, each student is also required to complete an independent dissertation related to chemical analysis.
Student may apply for an interim award of postgraduate diploma if they cannot complete all the programme requirements for reasons deemed acceptable to the Programme Board. To qualify for the postgraduate diploma, students will need to have completed at least 18 units of study, including all required courses except for the dissertation, with a GPA of 2.50 or above and no course grade below C-. Students with the interim award have the option of surrendering the postgraduate diploma and returning to complete the programme for the MSc degree within five years of obtaining the interim award.
Students intending to return and resume their studies, however, will be subject to the availability of the programme, and they may be required to take extra units if the programme structure has undergone subsequent changes.
The structure of the curriculum is as follows:
|I)||Required Courses||23 units|
|II)||Elective Courses||4 units|
|I.||Required Courses||23 units|
|CHEM7210 Analytical Process and Applied Statistics||2 units|
|CHEM7220 Chemical Instrumentation||2 units|
|CHEM7240 Analytical Spectroscopy||2 units|
|CHEM7250 Laboratory Management||2 units|
|CHEM7331 Dissertation||3 units|
|CHEM7332 Dissertation||3 units|
|CHEM7390 Separation Science||3 units|
|CHEM7401 Seminar I||0.5 unit|
|CHEM7402 Seminar II||0.5 unit|
|CHEM7403 Seminar III||0.5 unit|
|CHEM7404 Seminar IV||0.5 unit|
|CHEM7411 Advanced Analytical Laboratory||2 units|
|CHEM7412 Advanced Analytical Laboratory||2 units|
|II.||Elective Courses||4 units|
|CHEM7270 Electroanalytical Chemistry||1 unit|
|CHEM7280 Surface Analysis||1 unit|
|CHEM7340 Environmental Analysis and Monitoring||1 unit|
|CHEM7350 Sample Pretreatment Methods||1 unit|
|CHEM7380 Food Safety Analysis||2 units|
|CHEM7420 Mass Spectrometric Analysis||1 unit|
|CHEM7430 Pharmaceutical and Traditional Chinese Medicinal Analysis||1 unit|
|CHEM7440 Bioanalysis||1 unit|
|CHEM7450 Chemosensor and Biosensor||1 unit|
|CHEM7460 Forensic Analysis||1 unit|
|CHEM7480 Food Microbiology for Chemists||1 unit|
|CHEM7490 Nanomaterial Analysis||1 unit|
|CHEM7500 Food Analysis||2 units|