BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONS) IN APPLIED CHEMISTRY (JPT/BPP (N/545/6/0049)9/19)
1. IntroductionBachelor 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.
To produce graduates with the following outcomes:
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
UR - University Requirement
CI – Core- Industrial Training
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.
Catalysis for Petrochemistry
Fundamentals of Reactor System
Polymers from Petrochemicals
Fine and Speciality Chemical
Green Processes and Product
Sustainable Water Management
Fundamental of Nanotechnology
Introduction to Nanobiotechnology: Concepts and Applications
Solid State Chemistry
6. Career ProspectsThere is a diverse range of professions and career paths available from the graduates of this programme such as in: