Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry

Programme Director: Dr LEUNG, Ken C F

The overall aim of the Chemistry programme is to provide students with a strong foundation in all principal areas of chemical science and to demonstrate the application of this knowledge in solving real-life chemical problems. The curriculum is designed to equip students with adequate knowledge in both pure and applied chemistry so that they are adequately and flexibly trained for both employment and postgraduate studies locally or overseas.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Major Courses  64 units
II) Project 3 units
III) University Core Courses 13 units
IV) General Education Courses 18 units
V) Free Electives# 30 units
    128 units

# Students may take additional Healthy Lifestyle courses and/or General Education (Level 1 or 2) courses in any categories, subject to a maximum of 6 units, to fulfil the Free Electives requirement.


I. Major Courses 64 units
  Science Common Core Courses (13–16 units)  
  CHEM1005 Introduction to Chemistry 3 units
  MATH1025 Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics 3 units
  SCIE1005 Integrated Science Laboratory 1 unit
  Either three courses from the following list OR two courses from the following list and one course from the Major Elective Courses:
  BIOL1005 Introduction to Biology 3 units
  COMP1005 Essence of Computing 3 units
  PHYS1005 Introduction to Green Energy 3 units
  PHYS1006 Introduction to Physics 3 units
  Major Required Courses (36 units)  
  CHEM2005 General Chemistry 3 units
  CHEM2006 Integrated Chemistry Tutorials I 0 unit
  CHEM2007 Integrated Chemistry Tutorials II 0 unit
  CHEM2008 Organic Chemistry I 3 units
  CHEM2009 Organic Chemistry II 3 units
  CHEM2015 Analytical Chemistry 3 units
  CHEM2016 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1 unit
  CHEM2018 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1 unit
  CHEM2019 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1 unit
  CHEM2055 Tutorials for General Chemistry 0 unit
  CHEM3005 Instrumental Analysis 3 units
  CHEM3006 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 1 unit
  CHEM3007 Physical Chemistry II 3.5 units
  CHEM3015 Inorganic Chemistry 3 units
  CHEM3016 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1 unit
  CHEM3017 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1 unit
  CHEM3036 Biochemistry 3 units
  CHEM3037 Physical Chemistry I 3.5 units
  CHEM3045 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1 unit
  CHEM4015 Integrated Chemistry Laboratory 1 unit
  Major Elective Courses (12–15 units)  
  CHEM4006 Environmental Chemistry and Pollution Control 3 units
  CHEM4017 Environmental Analysis 3 units
  CHEM4025 Advanced Instrumental Analysis 3 units
  CHEM4026 Advanced Materials 3 units
  CHEM4027 Bioanalytical Chemistry 3 units
  CHEM4035 Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry 3 units
  CHEM4036 Fundamentals and Applications of Chemical Processes 3 units
  CHEM4037 Materials Science: Solid State, Surface Chemistry and Catalysis 3 units
  CHEM4045 Organic Synthesis 3 units
  CHEM4046 Organometallic Chemistry 3 units
  CHEM4047 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 3 units
  CHEM4055 Polymer Chemistry 3 units
  CHEM4056 Special Topics in Chemistry 3 units
  CHEM4057 Spectroscopic Techniques for Structure Determination 3 units
  CHEM4065 Structural Methods in Chemistry 3 units
  CHEM4096 Food Chemistry 3 units
  CHEM4899 Final Year Project II 3 units
  SCIB4005 Interdisciplinary Topics in Science—Cancer Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics 3 units
II. Project 3 units
  CHEM4016 Dissertation in Chemistry 3 units
  CHEM4898 Final Year Project I 3 units
III. University Core Courses 13 units
IV. General Education Courses 18 units
V. Free Electives 30 units
    128 units


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