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Core Courses

Course Type AU Information Semester Offered
CM1021 - Basic Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory 4 AU
  • Concepts of structures and properties of atoms and molecules, bonding, periodicity, isomerism and chemical reactions
  • Fundamentals of spectroscopy.
  • Laboratory work includes both qualitative and quantitative work.

Prerequisite: H2 chemistry or equivalent.
1
CM1031 - Basic Organic Chemistry with Laboratory​​ 4 AU This course introduces you to basic organic chemistry in terms of the principles of organic molecular structures, stereochemistry, functional groups, basic organic reactions and their mechanisms. In addition to introducing some fundamental principles of structure and bonding, polar covalent bonds, as well as acids and bases, this introductory course covers the characteristic properties, synthesis, and reactivity of alkanes, alkenes, benzene and other aromatic compounds, halides, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives. This course will help you set up foundation for learning advanced organic chemistry. 

 
1
CM1041 - Basic Physical Chemistry with Laboratory 4 AU The course covers fundamental concepts and organizing principles of physical chemistry that provide the basis for many aspects of chemistry and related fields, including analytical, inorganic, organic and bio-related chemistry. It will bring everyone to the same level of command of basic physical chemistry that is essential to progress to higher levels of core physical chemistry courses. Coupled with mathematical models, physical chemistry can provide quantitative results to compare with and understand experiments, and sometimes to stimulate new experiments. The concepts espoused in the course will be illustrated and connected with real world applications. Practical work is at the heart of chemistry. The laboratory component of the course therefore aims to expose you to chosen experiments which are meant to further consolidate the theoretical aspects learned during the course. The aim is to train you to apply the principles of thermodynamics, kinetics and spectroscopy presented in the lecture courses, in some illustrative experiments. This will help you gain familiarity with a variety of physico-chemical measurement techniques and instill in you the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. ​​

Prerequisite: H2 chemistry or equivalent.
2
CM1051 - Basic Biology and Biochemistry 3 AU

This course aims to introduce the structural, biophysical and chemical principles of key biological macromolecules found in living organisms. You will use your understanding of the underlying molecular bases and functions of the macromolecules involved in various biochemical reactions to solve problems related to nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and vitamins. ​​

Mutually Exclusive : BS1005 Biochemistry I     

2
CM2011 - Analytical Chemistry 3 AU The lectures provide an introduction to modern analytical methods that are used to quantify species and instrumental methods used to monitor the progress of reactions. The course comprises a mixture of numerical problem solving and descriptive chemical analysis.

Prerequisite: (CM1021 and CM1041) or CM9001
 or CY1101.
1
CM2021 - Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry 3 AU This course builds upon the ideas introduced in General Chemistry and aims to provide the fundamental ideas of Inorganic Chemistry, in particular bonding theories, main-group element compounds and transition metal coordination complexes. You will learn different bonding theories to explain the structures and hence reactivity of main-group element compounds and transition metal coordination complexes.   ​​

 
Prerequisite: CM1021 or CM9001 or CY1101 or by permission.
1 & 2
CM2031 - Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry 3 AU
  • Functional group transformations.
  • Disconnection approach to synthesis.
  • Synthesis and reactivity of polyfunctional organic molecules, heteroaromatic compounds, free radical reactions, pericyclic reactions, stereochemistry and reaction mechanisms.

Prerequisite: CM1031 or CM9001.
1 & 2
CM2041 - Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 1 3 AU ​On completing this course, you will understand the basic principles in physical and biophysical chemistry and how these principles can be applied to explain and predict chemical changes. You will grow rigorous analytical ability to study chemistry based on scientific calculations and reasoning. You will appreciate the power of physical chemistry in chemical research and industry activities.
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Prerequisite: CM1021 or CM1041 or CM9001 or CY1101 or by permission.
2
CM2061 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 1 3 AU On completing this course, you will be able to carry out laboratory operations in synthetic chemistry associated with the synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds. These may include reactions requiring heating, inert atmosphere, use of bio-reagents and handling reactive intermediates. You will be able to work in a safe and responsible fashion, showing consideration for others in the laboratory. You will be able to evaluate the risks inherent in the procedures and formulate appropriate precautions. You will be able to purify the products of the reactions using techniques that may include recrystallisation, column chromatography and distillation under reduced pressure. You will be able to obtain and interpret characterisation data that may include 1H NMR spectroscopy, infra-red spectroscopy, polarimetry and magnetic susceptibility measurement. 

Prerequisite: CM1021 and CM1031, or CM9001 or CY1101 or by permission.
1
CM2062 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 2​ 3 AU This laboratory course aims to complement and supplement the lecture courses of CM1041, CM2011, and CM2041 by providing experimental demonstrations and verifications of the points discussed therein. This course allows you to hone your practical experimental skills in analytical and physical chemistry that are essential for chemists working in industry and academia. At the same time, taking this course will allow you improve your problem solving ability and your skills in scientific communication, both oral and written. Your experience of the experimental techniques used in analytical and physical chemistry will be enhanced, and you will be trained in the safe handling of chemicals and instruments, and in the assessment of risks associated with experimental procedures 

Prerequisite: CM1041 or CM9001 or CY1101.
2
CM3021 - Organometallic Chemistry 3 AU The aim of this course is to introduce to you some of the basic concepts in Organometallic Chemistry. You will be introduced to some fundamental ideas that are useful to understanding the subject, including an overview of the various types of ligands, some of their properties, and the reaction mechanisms, that are encountered in organometallic chemistry. 

Prerequisite: CM2021 or by permission.
1 & 2
CM3031 - Organic Reaction Mechanisms and Synthesis 3 AU This core chemistry course aims to develop your understanding of fundamentals of organic chemistry concepts that are essential for future advance chemistry courses and any practicing chemists. This course is also great preparation for a PhD and a career in chemistry research.

    On completing this course, you have extended your understanding of organic reaction mechanisms beyond the first- and second-year contents to more advanced chemistry. You will understand issues of selectivity and specificity, especially in terms of regio-, stereo-, and chemo-selectivity and specificity. You will be able to propose syntheses of molecules of higher complexity. ​

    ​​Prerequisite: CM2031 or by permission.

    1 & 2
    CM3041 - Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 2 3 AU This course aims to introduce the principles of quantum mechanics and molecular spectroscopy, as applied to chemistry. You will understand and appreciate how quantum mechanics describes the behavior of atoms and molecules. You will understand how quantum mechanics forms the framework for interpreting molecular spectra, and the application of the equations derived from quantum mechanics to understand rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy. You will also be introduced to the photophysics and photochemistry of light-excited molecules.​

    Prerequisite: CM2041
     or by permission.
    1 & 2
    CM3061 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 3 3 AU
    This core Chemistry course aims to develop your skills and understanding of fundamentals of synthetic chemistry concepts that are essential for future career chemical industries. This course is also great preparation for a PhD and a career in chemistry research.

     
    On completing this course, you will be able to carry out laboratory operations in synthetic chemistry associated with the synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds. These may include reactions requiring heating, inert atmosphere, use of bio-reagents and handling reactive intermediates. You will be able to work in a safe and responsible fashion, showing consideration for others in the laboratory. You will be able to evaluate the risks inherent in the procedures and formulate appropriate precautions. You will be able to purify the products of the reactions using techniques that may include recrystallisation, column chromatography and distillation under reduced pressure. You will be able to obtain and interpret characterisation data that may include 1H NMR spectroscopy, infra-red spectroscopy, polarimetry and magnetic susceptibility measurement.
    ​​​
    Prerequisite: CM2061
     or by permission.
    2
    CM3062 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 4 3 AU ​​​The principle aims of the practical course are:

    1. To complement and supplement the lecture courses of CM2011, CM2041, CM3011, CM3041 and CM4011 by providing experimental demonstrations and verifications of the points discussed therein.
    2. To hone your practical experimental skills that are essential for chemists working in industry and academia.
    3. To improve your problem solving ability.
    4. To improve your scientific writing skills.
    5. To extend your experience of the experimental techniques used by analytical chemists, (bio)physical chemists and (bio)spectroscopists.
    6. To train you in the safe handling of chemicals and assessment of risks in experimental procedures.

    Prerequisite: CM2062.
    1
    MH1802 - Calculus for the Sciences 4 AU Basic mathematical techniques for solving scientific problems.
    See the MAS course information page for details.
    1
    MH1804 - Mathematics for Chemistry 2 AU Mathematical methods used in higher-level core physical chemistry courses, such as quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, kinetics, and thermodynamics.
    See the MAS course information page for details.
    2

    Year 4 Prescribed Electives

    Course Type AU Information Semester Offered
    CM4053 - Pharmaceutical Chemistry      3 AU

    Pharmaceutical Chemistry, is one interdisciplinary course to train the chemistry students with extensive knowledge of pharmacology and biomedical sciences. In this course, the students will learn how the drug molecules will sustain their activities, their basic metabolism process, the essential pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs, biomedical analysis assay, biomedical microbiology and the antibiotic bacterial inactivation, basic concepts in clinical antitumor treatment. At the same time, one of the key objective of the course is to train the chemistry students with extensive knowledge of pharmacology and biomedical sciences. Moreover, brand new techniques in biomedical molecular imaging, and functional nanotechnology in nano-medicine will be also extensively covered in this class. 

    Prerequisites: (CM1031, CM1051, CM2011, CM2031, and CM3031) or by permission.

    Mutually exclusive: CM4016     

    1
    CM4011 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry 3 AU The lectures provide an advanced account of modern analytical methods and instruments that are used to quantify chemical and biological samples and to monitor the progress of reactions. Students will understand the principles of advanced electrochemical, spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques applied to chemical analysis. The students will be able to use their in-depth knowledge of analytical chemistry to devise experiments that can quantify a range of diverse chemical components. The students will learn problem solving skills where they apply their theoretical knowledge to real life problems in the environment.​

    Prerequisites: (CM2011, CM2062, and CM3062) or by permission.
    2
    CM4012 - Structural Determination 3 AU
    This course is divided into two parts.

    Part I: The aim of this part concerns the use of NMR chemical shifts to elucidate structures of organic molecules. The specific focus is to learn how different (common) functional groups and non-covalent interactions (in organic chemistry) affect the 1H and 13C NMR chemical shifts of molecules.
      
    Part II: The aim of this part is to show how you can obtain structural information on molecular compounds. We will begin with some general considerations in structural determination. This will be followed by more details on two very important techniques – NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. The former is a powerful method for studying molecules in solution and the latter for structures in the solid state. For the former, we will be looking at some concepts essential to an understanding of NMR spectroscopy, phenomena which can affect the appearance of an NMR spectrum, and some useful NMR techniques that can be used to study molecular structures and dynamics.

    Prerequisites: (CM3011 and CM3021) or by permission.
    1
    CM4013 - Current Topics in Analytical Chemistry 3 AU This course aims to develop your ability to apply a selection of bioanalytical methods:

    You learn how to perform a quantitative analysis of a given sample starting from the preliminary steps of sampling and sample preparation. You will be able to choose the proper analytical method and interpret the results obtained. You will get in-depth knowledge on bioanalytical chemistry and its most important techniques, including bioanalysis, biomaterials, electroanalytical methods, with focus on point-of-care diagnosis and food quality control. You will be able to compare the results obtained by traditional analytical techniques to those obtained from more modern approaches by using chemical sensors and biosensors. 

    Prerequisites: (CM2011, CM2062 and CM3062) or by permission.
    1
    CM4063 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 3 AU This course provides a platform to understand small systems, in particular, materials at the nanometer length. In the last few decades, we have witnessed the progress and rise of Nano Age. Upon completing this course, you will understand the foundation and principles of this multidisplinary field, which is the convergence of chemistry, materials, physics, biology and etc. You will also study how nanoscience and nanotechnology help solving global challenges faced by mankind.

    Prerequisite: CM3011 or by permission.
    1
    CM4015 - Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry 3 AU Chemistry and transport of chemical species in the atmosphere. Impacts of atmospheric chemistry on global climate and local environments.

    Prerequisites: CM2011, CM2062, and CM3062.
    On hold
    CM4017 - Biomedical Imaging and Sensing 3 AU Overview of cutting-edge medical imaging and bio-sensing techniques, with special emphasis on physical fundamentals. Topic covered include:
    • Photonics-based biosensors.
    • State of the art medical imaging techniques, and their applications for disease diagnosis and drug discovery.
    • Comparative analysis of various techniques.
    1
    CM4021 - Current Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 3 AU Latest developments in inorganic chemistry. Topics will be selected from the latest research literature. 2
    CM4031 - Asymmetric Synthesis​ 3 AU This course aims to introduce the principles of asymmetric synthesis. You will learn about various methodologies for controlling the absolute stereochemistry of the desired product in organic synthesis, including natural product synthesis. The course will also introduce advanced topics such as asymmetric catalysis and the application of chiral synthons in total synthesis.

    Prerequisite: CM3031.
    On hold
    CM4032 - Current Topics in Synthetic Organic Chemistry 3 AU Introduction to the latest developments in synthetic chemistry, intended for students majoring in chemistry and related disciplines. Topics will be selected from the latest research literature.

    Prerequisite: CM3031.
    2
    CM4033 - Metal Mediated Reactions 3 AU In this course, you will build upon your understanding of organic chemistry and organometallic chemistry developed in core courses in earlier years. You will bring together knowledge from the separate core courses to understand how this knowledge can be used for the synthesis of both simple and complex molecules using the chemistry of transition metals. Where relevant, you will study examples taken from the pharmaceutical and other industries to illustrate how the chemistry can be applied at scale and how issues such as IP and green metrics impact the process. The course will use the flipped classroom method to promote critical thinking and creativity.

    Prerequisites: CM3021 and CM3031.
    2
    CM4041 - Quantum Chemistry & Statistical Thermodynamics 3 AU
    The first part of the course aims to reinforce students with the basic concepts and applications of Quantum mechanics to various molecular, chemical and spectroscopic applications. You will learn how to use approximation methods to help solve QM problems. You will learn the basic concepts and applications of time dependent Quantum mechanics to problems in molecular, chemical and spectroscopic problems. 

    The second part of the course aims to introduce the principles of statistical thermodynamics. You will understand how macroscopic thermodynamic properties of molecular systems can be derived from microscopic quantum mechanical properties by applying statistical thermodynamics. ​


    Prerequisite: CM3041 or by permission.
    On hold
    CM4042 - Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics 3 AU On completing this course, you will employ advanced mathematical and physical ideas for understanding a range of chemical phenomena. You will enhance the knowledge of the kinetics of major chemical processes on a mathematical basis. You will appreciate the power of kinetic ideas in chemical research and industry activities.  

    Prerequisite: CM3041 or by permission.
    2
    CM4043 - Molecular Modelling: Principles and Applications 3 AU The teaching content of this course includes two parts:

    1) to learn Python programming and its applications in numerical simulations in chemical science;
    2) to learn basic computational chemistry and its applications with ab initio software. Content of the first part aims to build your strength in solving chemical problems with home-made computation program. Content of the second part aims to train students to be able to study organic chemistry related problems by using computational software.

    Prerequisite: CM3041 or by permission.
    1
    CM4044 - Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry ​3 AU
    • ​Python Packages for Data Science and AI
    • AI applications in Chemistry

    Prerequisite: (PS0001 and PS0002) OR division approval.
    1​
    CM4051 - Advanced Bioorganic Chemistry​ 3 AU This course aims to illustrate the link between organic chemistry and biochemistry by discussing the organic chemistry of selected processes of living systems. It also aims to integrate the chemical principles with biological applications via the examples drawn from biochemistry, molecular and cell biology. Finally, it will also introduce you to the modern synthetic chemistry and technology for the preparation, detection and sequencing of biomacromolecules. This course would support those of you who will seek career in biotechnology, biomedicine and pharmaceutics.​

    Prerequisites: (CM1051, CM2031, CM3031, and CM9051) or by permission.
    On hold
    CM4022 - Main-Group Chemistry 3 AU Principles of main group (s and p block) element chemistry, with an emphasis on synthesis, structure, bonding, and reaction mechanisms.

    Prerequisite: CM2021.
    Not offered
    CM4034 - Natural Product Chemistry 3 AU
    • Diversity of natural products and their roles in biological systems.
    • Chemistry and biosynthesis of the major natural product classes.
    • Synthesis of important natural products.

    Prerequisite: CM3031.
    Not offered
    CM4052 - Current Topics at the Interface of Chemistry and
    3 AU Introduction to the latest development in synthetic chemistry. Topics will be selected from the latest research literature.

    Prerequisites: CM1051 and CM9051.
    Not offered
    CM4062 - Polymer Chemistry      3 AU
    This course aims to develop an understanding of the fundamentals in polymer science covering:

    • The synthesis and characterisation of polymers, introducing students to polymers, their synthesis and reaction mechanism.
    • The relation between chemical structure, polymer morphology and physico-chemical properties, providing the students with an understanding of polymer behaviour in the solid and solution state, as well as characterisation techniques commonly used in polymer science.

     


    It will prepare you for a job in industries where polymer chemistry knowledge is required – from oils, paints and coatings, to food, cleaning agents and cosmetics, to medical, agricultural and aerospace technologies. This course is also great preparation for a PhD and a career in chemistry research.

    Prerequisite: CM2031 or by permission.

    Mutually exclusive: CM9092

    CHEM and CBC-ES student only can take this course as MPE.

    1

    General Education Requirement (GER) Courses

    Course Type AU Information Semester Offered
    CM8001 - The Impact of Chemistry on Society 3 AU Discussion of chemistry and its roles in current or potential socio-technological problems. The issues selected, the facts and principles presented, and the habits of mind developed will serve as a guide on how to live responsibly into the future. 2
    CM8002 - Forensic Science 3 AU On completing this course, you will understand and appreciate how basic science can be applied to the solution of criminal cases. You will understand the basic chemistry, physics and biology behind forensic science and see how this knowledge can be applied. You will understand how forensic science fits into the legal system alongside other forms of police work. You will appreciate not only what forensic science can do, but also what is beyond its scope i.e. the limits of forensic science.
    1
    CM8012 - Introduction to Forensic Science 2 AU On completing this course, you will understand and appreciate how basic science can be applied to the solution of criminal cases. You will understand the basic chemistry, physics and biology behind forensic science and see how this knowledge can be applied. You will understand how forensic science fits into the legal system alongside other forms of police work. You will appreciate not only what forensic science can do, but also what is beyond its scope i.e. the limits of forensic science.

    Students are not allowed to take both this course and CM8002.
    2
    CM8022 - Applications of Forensic Science​ 1 AU

    The objective of the course is to show how basic science can be applied to the solution of criminal cases. Students will understand the basic chemistry, physics and biology behind forensic science and see how this knowledge can be applied. The course is also intended to show how forensic science fits into the legal system alongside other forms of police work. The course will show what forensic science can do, but also what is beyond its scope i.e. to demonstrate the limits of forensic science.​

    Pre-requisites: CM8012 Introduction to Forensic Science

    Mutually Exclusive: CM8002 Forensic Science

    1
    CM8003 - From Alchemy to Chemistry 3 AU History of chemistry, both practical and theoretical, from the ancient civilisations (Egypt, Greece, China), via Arabia and Medieval Europe, to the modern science of chemistry, including the development of the chemical industry. 2
    PS8001 - Defence Science 3 AU Role of mathematical and physical sciences in Defence Science. This course is offered on a Pass/Fail basis. Topics covered include:
    • Chemical defence.
    • Food for the soldier.
    • Mathematical optimization of millitary operations.
    • Mathematical approaches to computational modeling and simulation
    • Physics and defence for new defense technologies.
    • Biological defence.
    • Novel materials.
    • Cryptography.
    1
    PS8002 - Entrepreneurship 3 AU This course is offered on a Pass/Fail basis.
    • Fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship.
    • The entrepreneurial perspective through class discussions, case analysis and out-of-class reading.
    • Business planning; processes and tools leading to the development of the business plan.
    • The Internet and role of e-commerce in entrepreneurship and business.
    • Role of technology as a source of entrepreneurial ventures.

    Mutually exclusive with Minor in Entrepreneurship.
    Not offered

    Electives

    Course Type AU Information Semester Offered
    CM9001 - Advanced Conceptual Chemistry with Laboratory 3 AU Fundamentals of modern chemistry. Students who have taken this course will be able to start level 2 courses in the following semester. Topic covered include:
    • Models of chemical bonding.
    • Chemical energetics; basic concepts of the First Law and an introduction to the Second Law, including entropy and free energy
    • Equilibrium electrochemistry (including redox reactions); reaction kinetics and catalysis.
    • Chemistry, structures and reactions of the compounds of carbon and the concept of mechanism.
    • Characteristic properties, synthesis and reactivity of alkenes, alkynes, benzene, and other aromatic compounds, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, phenols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives.
    • Introduction to basic spectroscopic techniques such as IR and NMR.
    • Laboratory work includes chemical synthesis, separation and purification processes, thermodynamic and kinetic measurements and introduction to basic spectroscopic techniques such as IR and NMR.
    1 - by invitation only
    CM9021 - Materials Chemistry 3 AU This course aims to provide a broad introduction to contemporary topics in materials science, with an emphasis on relating materials chemistry to their unique properties and real-world applications. We will discuss fundamental chemistry governing the properties of various materials, and gain insights on current material-based technologies and research. Upon completing this course, you will be able to appreciate the importance of materials in our everyday lives and explain their working principles. This course will provide students an opportunity to gain expertise in both chemistry and materials sciences, thereby supporting you for future career in relevant industries (e.g. semiconductors, energy and biomedical) and/or materials research.

    Prerequisite: CM1021 or CM9001
     or by permission.
    2
    CM9031 - Analytical & Manufacturing Techniques in Pharmaceutical Industry 3 AU Pharmaceutical manufacturing is a significant and critical component of Singapore’s manufacturing industry. As such, any chemistry graduate aspiring to enter this industry as a career, must have a good knowledge and understanding of all aspects of this sector. The lectures are intended to provide you with an overall understanding of the process of drug discovery, development and in-depth exposure to the manufacturing aspect. Analytical chemistry is a crucial segment of quality control in drug manufacturing and the lab component is designed to supplement the lectures by providing you with hands-on training on advanced analytical and characterization skills relevant to pharma-needs. This course aims to equip you with an awareness of the overall Drug Discovery and Development process. Additionally, it will give you an in depth understanding of the Development aspect, which includes Chemical Development, Manufacturing and Formulation, Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC), traditional batch method and emerging technologies such as flow chemistry, and an understanding of the critical role of analytical methods across these activities (e.g. PAC/PAT).

    Prerequisite: CM3031 or by permission.
    2
    CM9051 - Advanced Biological Chemistry 3 AU The course aims to equip you with in-depth knowledge in biochemistry and modern biotechnology. It also aims to develop your understandings in the chemical principles behind a selection of key biological phenomena. Finally it will prepare you for Year 4 P.E. CM4051. The course would offer solid theory and knowledge supports to those of you who will seek career in biotechnology and related industrial venues.

    Prerequisites: (CM1051 and CM2031) or (CM2031, CY1101) or by permission.
    On hold
    CM9081 - Medicinal Chemistry 3 AU
    • Physicochemical principles of drug action.
    • Basic principles of drug design.
    • Molecular basis of drug action.
    • Structure-physicochemical activity relationship.

    Prerequisites: (CM1031 or CM9001) and CM1051.
    1
    CM9082 - Drug Design and Synthesis 3 AU
    • Target discovery and “drugability”
    • Structure-activity relationships.
    • New high-throughput design and screening methods for drug discovery.

    Prerequisites: CM1051, CM2031, and CM9081.
    2
    CM9083 - Heterocyclic Chemistry 3 AU This course aims to introduce the principles of heterocyclic compounds, especially those based on 5- and 6-membered ring aromatic systems, which are frequently used as a core of pharmaceutical drugs. You will learn about their structural features and reactivity as well as various methodologies for constructing their scaffolds. The course will also introduce methodologies to install new functional groups to these heterocycles and to transform them into other heterocycles.

    Prerequisite: CM2031 or by permission.
    on hold
    CM9091 - Industrial and Environmental Chemistry 3 AU This course aims to provide an overview of industrial and environmental chemistry, with a focus on industries relevant to Singapore’s current and future chemical industry. You will be given opportunities to critically analyse and evaluate the many, often conflicting, parameters to consider for commercially viable chemical processes. Extra emphasis will be placed on trends in sustainable development. You will also develop and gain confidence of your presentation skills to a public audience

    Prerequisites: (CM1021 and CM1031) or CM9001 or CY1101 or by permission.
    2
    CM9093 - Green Chemistry 3 AU This course aims to provide you with an insight into what green chemistry is and why it is important for society and the environment. In addition, you should obtain an understanding of what considerations must be taken into account when deciding whether something is green, how greenness can be quantitatively assessed, and what actions we can take to make chemical processes more green. From the aforementioned, you should gain an appreciation of the complexities involved in forming a judgment about something is green or not

    Prerequisites: (CM2021 and CM2013) or by permission.
    on hold
    CM9101 - Food Chemistry and Nutrition      3 AU
    This course aims to introduce the basic knowledge on the chemical composition of food ingredients and the chemical transformation of the three major components in food: 
    1) Fats (oil); 
    (2) Proteins and 
    (3) Carbohydrates. 
    It provides the basic laboratory skills related to food chemistry that are essential for food chemists working in industry and academia. Concepts and principles of food science and technology that are taught in lectures are closely link to the expertise of your daily life. In addition, problem-based learning will be utilized as an instructional strategy of active learning. Experience of the experimental techniques used in food chemistry will also be enhanced, and you will be trained in the safe handling of chemicals and instruments, and in the assessment of risks associated with experimental procedures. 

    Prerequisites: CM1051 and (CM1031 or CM9001) or by permission.
    1
    CM9102 - Food Analysis and Safety 3 AU This course aims to develop your ability to analyse food and assess food safety.

    You will be able to analyse foodstuffs to determine the content of the principle food components such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and moisture, as well as additives and contaminants. You will be able to suggest the best methods for sample preparation and analysis, and identify likely sources of error. You have will have a basic knowledge of the methods to assess chemical, physical and biological contamination of food. 

    Laboratory work will give you practical skills in the subject. The concepts espoused in the course will be applied during the lab sessions for the analysis of specific foodstuff. Sample preparation as well as analysis of both major and minor food components and characteristic will be carried out using several food samples. You will have hands on different equipment currently used by food industry. You will also and learn how to optimize the procedure and represents the results obtained with each method tested.

    Prerequisites: CM1051 and (CM1031 or CM9001) or CY1101 or by permission.
    2
    CM9103 - Food Processing and Preservation 3 AU This course aims to introduce the knowledge on
    1) food quality,
    2) food preservatives,
    3) food additives,
    4) food preservation methods as well as
    5) food processing.
    Concepts and principles of food science and technology that are taught in lectures are closely link to the expertise of students’ daily life. In addition, problem-based learning will be utilized as an instructional strategy of active learning.

    Prerequisites: (CM9101 and CM9102) or by permission.     
    2

    Projects and Internships

    Course Type AU Information Semester Offered
    CM4078 - Honours Project 1
    (for students admitted in 2016 to 2018)
    11 AU This 13-week research-based Final Year Project programme is offered as an optional course for all Chemistry and Biological Chemistry undergraduate students in their final year. This is a 11-AU course.

     The purpose of this Final Year Project programme is to enable the application of knowledge and skills you have learned in the university in an authentic research environment. This is such that you can gain relevant exposures and develop research experiences and skills that will facilitate your career decision and future transition into your selected vocation. It allows you to develop research competencies that will enhance your employability and lifelong learning capabilities to support your career and life endeavours and your readiness for the future of work. The Final Year Project programme provides an opportunity to apply and integrate the knowledge you have gained through various subjects in your degree programme, and to demonstrate practical research skills through solving real life problems in related field.

    Click here for more information.

    Prerequisites: CM3061 and CM3062.
    1 & 2
    CM4079 - Professional Internship
    (for students admitted in 2016 to 2018)
    11 AU
    This 22-week Professional Internship programme is offered as an optional course for all Chemistry and Biological Chemistry undergraduate students in their final year. 

    The purpose of this Professional Internship is to enable the application of knowledge and skills you have learned in the university in an authentic work environment. This is such that you can gain relevant exposures and develop practical industry experiences and skills that will facilitate your career decision and future transition into your selected vocation. It allows you to develop professional competencies that will enhance your employability and lifelong learning capabilities to support your career and life endeavours and your readiness for the future of work. 


    Click here for more information.

    Prerequisites: CM3061 and CM3062.
    1 & 2
    CM4080 - Honours Project 1
    (for students admitted in 2019 or later)
    10 AU One semester of research activity in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, culminating in a presentation and a comprehensive written report.
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    Prerequisites: CM3061 and CM3062.
    1 & 2
    CM4081 - Professional Internship
    (for students admitted in 2019 or later)
    10 AU Internship in an approved chemical company or institution.
    Click here for more information.

    Prerequisites: CM3061 and CM3062.
    1 & 2
    CM4073 - Honours Project 2​ 3 AU
    This 13-week research-based Final Year Project programme is offered as an optional course for all Chemistry and Biological Chemistry undergraduate students. 

    The purpose of this undergraduate research course is for students who have taken or will take the Professional Internship module (CM4072) to gain academic research experience, or students who will take or have taken the Honours Project 1 (CM4071) to begin or extend their projects, respectively. This course enables students applying knowledge and skills in an authentic research environment. Students will carry out a small research project with one or more faculty members in the Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry.

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    Prerequisites: CM3061 and CM3062.
    1 & 2
    CM9071 - First Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry 4 AU Research with one or more faculty members in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry. This is an Unrestricted Elective.
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    Special Term
    CM9072 - Second Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry 4 AU Research with one or more faculty members in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry. This is an Unrestricted Elective.
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    Prerequisites: CM9071.
    Special Term
    CM9073 Third Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry 4 AU Research with one or more faculty members in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry. This is an Unrestricted Elective.
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    Prerequisites: CM9072.
    Special Term

    Legacy FYP/Internship Courses

    The following modules are only available for students admitted in 2015 or earlier, for the completion of their Final Year Project and internship/attachment degree requirements.

    Course Type AU Information Semester Offered
    CM4071 - Honours Project 1
    (for students admitted before 2016)
    12 AU One semester of research activity in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, culminating in a presentation and a comprehensive written report.

    Prerequisites: CM3061 and CM3062.
    1 & 2
    CM4072 - Professional Internship
    (for students admitted before 2016)
    12 AU Internship in an approved chemical company or institution. 1 & 2

    The Division reserves the right to change or modify the courses offered each semester.

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