The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Chemistry Programme is aligned with UTP's Mission Statements to produce skilled knowledge workers, addressing the nation's call for more scientists and technologists especially in the areas of Petrochemistry, Sustainable Chemistry and Nanotechnology. This programme is developed to nurture students into competent graduates with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values required in our move towards a high income society.
This exclusive programme adopts the multi-mode educational delivery system which emphasises on student-centred learning, practical-based approach and experiential learning, as individuals or in teams, intended to realise UTP's seven (7) attributes for a well-rounded graduate model. The programme stresses the need for firm foundation in Fundamental Chemistry, followed by advanced courses such as Separation Process, Petrochemical Processes, Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Analytical Instrumentation, Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy. Students learning experience is also enhanced with the incorporation of the multidisciplinary Science Team Project and also the compulsory 7-month structured Student Industrial Internship Programme.
In addition to the above, students are given the opportunity to choose their specialisation in any of the following areas:
Career opportunities for the graduates from the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Chemistry programme are enormous. They will be able to enter into the scientific workforce in various industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics; as well as in other sectors such as Government, Academia and Research and Development sectors. These include but not confined to exciting roles such as Analytical Chemists, Computational Chemists, Quality Control Chemists, Researchers, Entrepreneurs and Academics.
Foreword by Chemistry Cluster Leader
Since its establishment in 2009, the Chemistry Cluster in Fundamental and Applied Sciences Department consists of academic staff who are involved in teaching, supervision and research. They are equipped with a wide spectrum of expertise covering areas in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Computational Chemistry, Environmental Science and Technology, Gas and Petrochemistry and Sustainable Energy. Their diversified research interests are channeled into conducting impactful research in fundamental and applied chemistry and also in securing research funding.
In addition to offering the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Chemistry undergraduate programme, the Chemistry Cluster also offers postgraduate degree levels by research in:
Mission and Aims of Chemistry Cluster
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.
Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Chemistry
BM Komunikasi 2 (International)
Ethnic Relationship (Local)
Malaysian Studies 3 (International)
Minor (EM) Courses
Minor in Management is made available to all students who are interested to enhance their knowledge in management and business. However, the option to do the Minor in Management is at the students' discretion and is
not compulsory. The total credit hours accumulated under Minor courses will be over and above the graduation requirements of 128 credit hours.
Students have to complete and pass all of listed courses to get Minor in Management. All results will be counted in the GPA/CGPA calculation.