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​BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONS) IN APPLIED CHEMISTRY (JPT/BPP (N/545/6/0049)9/19)​


 

 

1. Introduction

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Chemistry is a ful​l-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.

      Sustainable Chemistry

       

      Course Name

      Code

      G

      Cr

      1

      Nanoscience

      YAB4113

      Cs

      3

      2

      Fundamental of Nanotechnology

      ZAB4113

      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
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