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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:

  • Petrochemistry
  • Sustainable chemistry
  • Nanotechnology

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.

Applied Chemistry

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

    • Our mission is to provide opportunities for the pursuit of knowledge, skills and expertise for the advancement of chemistry to enhance the nation's aspiration in science.


    • Our objective is to produce dynamic and skilled workforce in chemistry with the potential to become leaders in industry and the nation.


    • Our aim is to nurture creativity and innovativeness and expand the knowledge of chemistry for the betterment of society.

​Programme Educational Objectives

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 Outcomes 
To produce well-rounded 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 analyze 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 and entrepreneurship skills.
  • Recognise the need to undertake life-long learning.


Graduation Requirements​​
In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in 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 Requirement14
UR - University Requirement9
CS - Common Science 16
CD - Core Discipline63
CI - Core Industrial Internship14
CSp - Core Specialisation12


Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Chemistry​

SEMESTER 1 ​ ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 2 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 3 ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G



TITAS (Local)

BM Komunikasi 2 (International)

3NRCDB1012Health, Safety & Environment2CSMPU 2One (1) U2 Course3NR



Ethnic Relationship (Local)

Malaysian Studies 3 (International)

3NRFDM2063Probability and Statistics3CSLDB1042Academic Writing2UR
PDB1012Introduction to Oil and Gas2URYAB1033Analytical Chemistry3CDKXXxxx1Co Curriculum II1UR

Ordinary Differential 


3CSYAB1013Inorganic Chemistry3CDYAB1043Physical Chemistry I3CD
KXXxxx1Co Curriculum I1URYAB1022Chemistry Practical I2CDYAB1053Organic Chemistry I3CD
    YAB1072Chemistry Practical II2CD
Credit Hours 12   Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 14  
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
SEMESTER 4 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 5 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 6 ​ ​ ​
Code ​Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
MPU 3​One (1) U3 course3NRHDB2033Professional Communication Skills3URGDB1033Management and Organisational Behaviour3CS
ZAB2072​Philosophy of Science & Technology2CSYAB2032Separation Process2CDYAB2042Science Team Project2CD
YAB1063​Material and Energy Balance3CDYAB2073Quantum Chemistry3CDZAB1053Modern Physics3CD
YAB2013​Organic Chemistry II3CDYAB2063Analytical Instrumentation3CDYAB4023Molecular Spectroscopy3CD
YAB2023​Physical Chemistry II3CDYAB2052Chemistry Practical III2CDYAB4033Organotransition Metal Chemistry3CD
Credit Hours 14   Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 14  


Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
MPU 4/ HDB1012Community Engagement Project2NRIDB3037Student Industrial Training (SIT)7CIIDB3047Student Industrial Project (SIP)7CI
YAB3013Surface Science and Catalysis3CD        
YAB3023Petrochemical Processes3CD
YAB3033Hydrocarbon Chemistry3CD        
YAB3042Computational Chemistry2CD
Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 7   Credit Hours 7  
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
SEMESTER 8 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 9 ​ ​ ​   ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G       
GDB3013Small Business & Entrepreneurship3CSYAB4044Final Year Project II4CD
YAB4012Final Year Project I2CDYABxxx3Core Specialization III3CSp       
YABxxx3Core Specialization I3CSpYABxxx3Core Specialization IV3CSp       
YABxxx3Core Specialization II3CSp           
Credit Hours 11   Credit Hours 10      
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Total Credit Hours : 128 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses
Choose any of the following sets of Core Specialisation areas (set A, B, or C) for Core Specialisation I, II, III and IV.
A.  Petrochemistry ​ ​ ​ ​
NoCodeCourse NameCrG
1YAB4113Catalysis for Petrochemistry3CSp
2YAB4123Fundamentals of Reactor System3CSp
3YAB4133Polymers from Petrochemicals3CSp
4YAB4143Fine and Speciality Chemical3CSp
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
B.  Sustainable Chemistry ​ ​ ​ ​
1YAB4213Green Chemistry3CSp
2ZAB4213Renewable Energy3CSp
3YAB4233Green Processes  and Products3CSp
4YAB4243Sustainable Water Management3CSp
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
C.  Nanotechnology ​ ​ ​ ​
2ZAB4123Fundamental of Nanotechnology  3CSp
3YAB4313Nanoscale Materials: Synthesis and Applications3CSp
4YAB4323Solid State Chemistry3CSp


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.


Minor in Management ​ ​ ​ ​  
1GDB2013Business Accounting3EMStudents can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2GDB1033Management and Organizational Behaviour3EM
3GDB2053Principles of Finance3EM
4GDB2043Principles of Marketing3EM
5GDB3013Small Business and Entrepreneurship3EM
Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15    


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.