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​​​​​​​​​​Introduction

​In line with UTP’s mission statements, the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Chemistry programme has been developed to prepare skilled knowledge workers to meet the industry’s need in Petrochemistry, Sustainable Chemistry and Nanotechnology. This programme will also address the need of the nation to increase the number of scientists and technologists in order to remain competitive, based on the aspiration of the new economic model. This programme will also provide the opportunity for graduates to apply their technical knowledge in research and innovation towards achieving the high income nation status.

The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Chemistry programme adopts the multi-mode educational delivery system which emphasizes on student-centred learning, practical-based approach and experiential learning, as individuals or in teams, intended to realize UTP’s seven (7) attributes for well-rounded graduates model. The programme stresses the need for a strong foundation in Basic Chemistry followed by Material and Energy Balance, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Separation Process, Instrumentation & Spectroscopy, Quantum Chemistry, and Surface Science & Catalysis. Students learning experience is also enhanced with the incorporation of the multidisciplinary Science Team Project and also the compulsory 7-month structured Industrial Internship Programme.  

In addition to the above, towards the end of their studies, students have the opportunity to major in any of the three specialization areas:
  • Petrochemistry
  • Sustainable chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
​Graduates from the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Chemistry programme will be able to enter into the scientific workforce in the industries, government, academia and R&D sectors. Career opportunities for our graduates are enormous from various industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic as well as other sectors such as government, academia and R&D sectors. These include exciting roles such as Analytical Chemists, Computational Chemists, Quality Control Chemists, Process Engineers, Research Scientists, Entrepreneurs and Academics.

Applied Chemistry

​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.
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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 entrepreneurship skills.
  • Recognize the need to undertake life-long learning.
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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 Gradu​ation​​​
Course Group (G)

Number of Credit Hou​rs

N​R - National Requirement

14

U - University Requirement

9

CS - Common Science

13

M - Major

80

ME - Major Electives

12​

TOTAL

128​​


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

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2​

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

MPU3123

MPU3143

TITAS (Local)

BM Komunikasi 2 (Int)

​​3​

NR

CDB1012

Health, Safety & Environment

2

CS

MPU3113

MPU3173

Ethnic Relationship (Local)  

Malaysian Studies 3 (Int)

​3

NR

Kxx xxx1

Co-Curriculum I

1

U

FDM1023

Ordinary Differential Equations

3

CS​

YAB1043

Physical Chemistry I

3

M

YAB1013

Inorganic Chemistry

3​

M

ZAB1053

Modern Physics

3

M

YAB1022 Chemistry Practical I

2

M

YAB1053 Organic Chemistry I 

3

M

YAB1033

Analytical Chemistry

3

M

YAB1064

Material and Energy Balance 

4

M

​YAB1072​ ​Chemistry Practical II​

2

M

Credit Hours

17

Credit Hours

18​



​​
SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER ​​​4

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

LDB1042

Academic Writing

2

UR​​​

MPU 2

One (1) U2 Course

3

UR

 KXXxxx1

Co Curriculum II

1

UR

HDB2033

Professional Communication Skills

3

UR

PDB1012

Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development

3

UR

YAB2042

Science Team Project

2

CS

YAB2013

Organic Chemistry II

3

M

YAB2052​

Chemistry Practical III 

2

M

YAB2023 Physical Chemistry II

3

M

YAB2062 Analytical Instrumentation

2

M

YAB2032

Separation Process

​3

M

FDM2063

Probability & Statistics 

3

CS

ZAB2072Philosophy of Science and Technology​ 

3

CS​​​

YAB2073Quantum Chemistry

3

M​

Credit Hours

17

Credit Hours

18


 
SEMESTER 5

INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

​MPU 3

One (1) U3 Course

3

NR​

IDB3037

Industrial Internship Training

7

CI

YAB3013

Surface Science and Catalysis  ​

3

M​​

IDB3047

Industrial Internship Project

7

CI

YAB3023

Petrochemicals Processes ​​​​

3

M





YAB3033

Hydrocarbon Chemistry

3

M





YAB3042​ Computational Chemistry

2

M





GDB3013Small Business & Entrepreneurship

3

CS​

Credit Hours

17

Credit Hours

14



​SEMESTER 6

SEMESTER 7

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

YABxxxx

Major Elective I

3

ME

YABxxxx

Major Elective III

3

ME​​​​​​

YABxxxx

Major Elective I​I

3

ME

YABxxxx

Major Elective IV

3

ME

YAB4012

Final Year Project I

2

M

YAB4024

Final Year Project II

4

M

YAB4023

Molecular Spectroscopy

3

M

GDB1033

Management and Organisational Behaviour

3

CS​

YAB4033

Organotransition Metal Chemistry

3

M





MPU4 Community Engagement Project

2

NR​​

Credit Hours

16

Credit Hours

13

​​​ 

TOTAL CREDIT HOUR​​S : 128


Major Electives (ME) Courses

Choose any of the following sets of Major Elective’s areas (set A, B, or C) for Major Elective I, II, III and IV.​

A.

Petrochemistry​

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Catalysis for Petrochemistry

YAB4113

ME

3

2

Fundamentals of Reactor System

YAB4123

ME

3

3Polymers from Petrochemicals​YAB4133

ME

3​​​

4

Fine and Speciality Chemical​

YAB414​3​

ME

3​

 


B.

Sustainable Chemistry

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Green Chemistry

YAB4213

ME

3

2

Renewable Energy

ZAB4213

ME

3

3 Green Processes  and ProductYAB4233

ME

3​

4

Sustainable Water Management

YAB4243​

ME

3​

 


C​.

Nanotechnol​ogy​

Course Name​

Code

G

Cr

1

Nanoscience

ZAB4113

ME

3

2

Fundamental of Nanotechnology

ZAB4123

ME

3

3 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology: Concepts and ApplicationsYAB4313

ME

3​

4

Solid State Chemistry

YAB4323​

ME

3​

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