Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
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Department of Chemistry Courses
The Department offers two courses at the Bachelor of Science level, which comprise the Bachelor
of Industrial Science (SSI) and the Bachelor of Pure Science (SST) courses. Both of these
courses are 3-year programmes requiring passing credits of between 96-102 credit hours
depending on the major fields. Upon completion of all the required credits, students will be
awarded the Bachelor of Science Degree.
- BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY)
This course is conducted through lectures, tutorials and laboratory work in 6 semesters (3 years). The student are
required to take chemistry subjects along with several skill subjects such as basic computer programming,
marketing, management and financial management.
- BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (PURE CHEMISTRY)
This course is conducted through lectures, tutorials and lab works in 6 semesters (3 years). The student are
required to take chemistry subjects incorporating several subjects such as history of nobel winners, critical and
creative thinking and research methodology and information retrieval.
The main objective of the Bachelor of Science course is to produce competent, efficient and
skilled scientists and technologists at the undergraduate level, in order to fulfill the needs of
industries, research and development for the public and private sectors.
The Bachelor of Science curriculum was designed to provide relevant and up-to-date
combinations of core and elective subjects. The curriculum was also devised with the intention to
strengthen the fundamentals of science and mathematics in the earlier stage of the course. To
achieve this, all students in the Bachelor of Science Programme must take two Faculty core
subjects in Semester I of Year 1, in addition to programme core subjects and General University
Students who opt for the Bachelor of Industrial Science courses must undergo a 10-week
Industrial Training and depending on their majors,are required to take three management subjects.
Students under the Bachelor of Pure Science programme do not undergo the Industrial Training program and do not
require the three management subjects but replaced these subjects with three science or mathematic subjects.
The distribution of credits for the Industrial Science course is given in the following table:-
|Subject||Distribution of credits|
|Overall Total Credit||102|
It is compulsory for industrial science students to undergo a 10-week industrial training in a
private or public sector during the short semester at the end of Year 2. The purpose of Industrial
Training is to equip graduates with practical technical knowledge besides exposing them to
industrial working environment.
All the subjects, offered by the faculty, with the exception of selected subjects approved by the
University’s Senate, carry credit values. In general, one credit hour is equivalent to fourteen hours
of lecture or thirty hours of laboratory work/project.
CAREER IN CHEMISTRY
- Master of Science (Chemistry)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry)
Graduates can be involved in any industrial field based on petrochemistry, rubber, woods and oil palm, food industry, fertilizer, plastic,
metal, textile and electronic such as:
TYPE OF EMPLOYEES
- Agricultural Scientist
Environmental Health Specialist
Occupational Safety Specialist
Science Laboratory Technician
Water Purification Chemist
Quality Control Manager
Crime Lab Analyst
Water/wastewater Plant Manager
- Agricultural Service Firms
- Biotechnical Firms
- Chemical Manufacturers
- Colleges and Universities
- Environmental Consulting Firms
- Food Products Companies
- Manufacturing Companies
- Petroleum Companies
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Research Institutes
- Agricultural Experiment Stations
- Center for Disease Control
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Defense
- Department of Energy
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Food and Drug Administration
For enquiries, please contact:
Associate Professor Dr Mustaffa Shamsuddin
Phone : (+607) 5534008 Fax: (+607) 5566162 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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