Undergraduates

Curriculum for Matriculation Years 2014 – 2017

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry

The curriculum on this page applies to Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (CBC) majors admitted in Academic Year 2014/2015 to 2017/2018. For students admitted in other years, click here.

Curriculum Overview

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
12
Taken in Year 4. Both Final Year Project and Industrial Internship worth 12 AU for AY15/16 intake and before ; 11 AU for AY16/17 intake and after.
A grade of A- or better in the Final Year Project is required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).
Prescribed Electives
12
Usually taken in Year 4.
General Education Requirements (GER) Core Courses
12
Click here for the list of GER Core courses.
GER Prescribed Electives ​15
Unrestricted Electives
21
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
Offered from AY16/17 onwards.
2
ML0001 - Absolute Basics for Career
1
​GC0001 - Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions ​1
GER Prescribed Elective Courses / Unrestricted Electives
6+



 

YEAR 2 (MINIMUM OF 34 AU)



 

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
ML0002 - Career Power Up
1
ET0001 - Enterprise & Innovation
1
GER Prescribed Elective Courses / Unrestricted Electives
15+


 

YEAR 4 (MINIMUM OF 27 AU)

Courses
AU
CM4071 - Honours Project 1 or CM4072 - Professional Internship
12*
4 Major Prescribed Electives
12
GER Prescribed Elective Courses/Free Electives
3+
*Both Final Year Project and Industrial Internship worthed 12 AU for AY15/16 intake and before ; 11 AU for AY16/17 intake and after. 
Note: students may choose to read either CM4071 or CM4072 in either semester, but may not read both. Currently, a grade of A- or better in CM4071 is required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).


MAJOR PRESCRIBED ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 4)



 

FOR CONCENTRATION IN MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
(COUNTED AS UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES)



 

FOR CONCENTRATION IN FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 
(COUNTED AS UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES)



 

COURSES OFFERED IN SPECIAL SESSION



 

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.)