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BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry

The following curricula apply to students pursuing a BSc in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry. Click here for information about registering for courses.

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry with 2nd Major in Food Science & Technology

The following curricula apply to students pursuing a BSc in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry with a Second Major in Food Science & Technology. Click here for information about registering for courses.


BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry

Curriculum Overview (students admitted in AY18/19 or later)

Course Type AU Remarks
Core Courses
60
51 AU of lectures and lab courses on Chemistry; 9 AU of Mathematics and Physics courses.
Final Year Project / Industrial Internship
11
Taken in Year 4.
Prescribed Electives
12
Usually taken in Year 4.
General Education Requirements (GER) Core Courses
17
Click here for the list of GER Core courses.
GER Prescribed Electives ​15
Unrestricted Electives
18
Can take UEs offered by any School.
Click here for a list of CBC electives.


Year 1 (Minimum of 34 AU)

Courses
AU
CM1021 - Basic Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory
4
CM1031 - Basic Organic Chemistry with Laboratory
4
CM1041 - Basic Physical Chemistry with Laboratory
4
CM1051 - Basic Biological Chemistry
3
MH1802 - Calculus for the Sciences
4
MH1804 - Mathematics for Chemistry​ ​2
​PH1801 - Foundations of Physics I 3​
HW0001 - English Proficiency
For students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test (QET).
0
HW0128 - Scientific Communication I
2
PS0001 - Introduction to Computational Thinking
3
GC0001 - Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions ​1
GER Prescribed Elective Courses / Unrestricted Electives
6+



Year 2 (minimum of 34 AU)

Courses
AU
CM2011 - Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
3
CM2021 - Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
3
CM2031 - Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
3
CM2041 - Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 1
3
CM2061 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 1
3
CM2062 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 2
3
​PS0002 - Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence ​3
PS8001 - Defense Science
3
HY0001 - Ethics & Moral Reasoning ​1
​Professional Development Course 1​
GER Prescribed Elective Courses / Unrestricted Electives
12+


Year 3 (minimum of 37 AU)

Courses
AU
CM3011 - Chemical Spectroscopy and Applications
3
CM3021 - Organometallic Chemistry
3
CM3031 - Organic Reaction Mechanisms and Synthesis
3
CM3041 - Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 2
3
CM3061 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 3
3
CM3062 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 4
3
HW0228 - Scientific Communication II
2
ET0001 - Enterprise & Innovation
1
GER Prescribed Elective Courses / Unrestricted Electives
15+


Year 4 (Minimum of 27 AU)

Courses
AU
CM4078 Honours Project 1 or CM4079 Professional Internship
11
4 Major Prescribed Electives
12
GER Prescribed Elective Courses/Free Electives
3+
Note: students may choose to read either CM4078 or CM4079 in either semester, but may not read both. Currently, a grade of A- or better in CM4078 is required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).


Major Prescribed Electives (Choose 4)

Courses
AU
CM4011 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry
3
CM4012 - Structural Determination
3
​CM4013 - Current Topics in Analytical Chemistry ​3
​CM4014 - Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ​3
CM4016 - Pharmaceutical Chemistry ​3
CM4017 - Biomedical Imaging and Sensing​ 3​
CM4031 - Asymmetric Synthesis
3
CM4032 - Current Topics in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
3
CM4041 - Quantum Chemistry & Statistical Thermodynamics
3
CM4042 - Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics
3
CM4021 - Current Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
3
CM4051 - Advanced Bioorganic Chemistry
3
CM4043 - Molecular Modelling : Principles and Applications
3
CM4033 - Metal Mediated Reactions
3


For Concentration In Medicinal Chemistry
(Counted As Unrestricted Electives)

Courses
AU
CM9081 - Medicinal Chemistry
3
CM9082 - Drug Design and Synthesis
3
CM9083 - Heterocyclic Chemistry
3


For Concentration In Food Science And Technology 
(Counted As Unrestricted Electives)

Courses
AU
CM9101 - Food Chemistry and Analysis
3
CM9102 - Food Microbiology and Safety Control
3
CM9103 - Food Processing and Preservation
3


Courses Offered In Special Session

Courses
AU
CM9071 - First Undergraduate Research Experience in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
4
CM9072 - Second Undergraduate Research Experience in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
4
CM9073 - Third Undergraduate Research Experience in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
4


Courses Offered As GER electives

The following courses are offered as General Education Requirement (GER) electives by the division. (CBC majors should note that they are allowed to take GER electives from any school.)

Courses
AU
CM8001 - Impact of Chemistry on Society
3
CM8002 - Forensic Science
3
CM8003 - From Alchemy to Chemistry
3


 

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry with 2nd Major in Food Science & Technology​


 

AU Requirement (STUDENTS ADMITTED IN AY18/19 AND LATER)

Course Type AU Remarks
Core Courses
60
51 AU of lectures and lab courses on Chemistry; 9 AU of Mathematics and Physics courses.
Final Year Project / Industrial Internship
11
Taken in Year 4.
Prescribed Electives
12
Usually taken in Year 4.
General Education Requirements (GER) Core Courses
17
Click here for the list of GER Core courses.
GER Prescribed Electives ​12
Unrestricted Electives
(Second Major in Food Science & Technology)
36
2nd Major in FST consists of 33 AU, of which 18 AU are core courses from Wageningen University and 15 AU are a selection of Prescribed Electives from NTU. Click here for more information about 2nd Major FST courses.