Chemistry is a versatile discipline that prepares students for a wide variety of careers in pharmaceutical, petrochemical, food, cosmetics, materials, and other industries, as well as professional occupations in education, government policy, and consulting.
Here at the Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, we offer a rigorous undergraduate programme in chemistry and biological chemistry, taught by world-class academics who are passionate about teaching, supported by state-of-the-art teaching facilities, laboratory facilities and advanced instruments.
The Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (CBC) offers a four-year direct-honours programme leading to a BSc degree in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry. The curriculum emphasises problem-solving, laboratory exercises, and project work – imparting teamwork and communications skills valued throughout the job market.
Our programme meets the American Chemical Society (ACS) guidelines, ensuring that our students are well-qualified to be professional chemists or to enter graduate school in the chemical sciences. The curriculum begins with introductions to the fundamentals of modern chemistry, including organic and biological chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and forensic science. Students then go on to study advanced and industrially-relevant topics, including organometallic chemistry, spectroscopy, green chemistry, and drug design. In each year of study, students have the opportunity to do a research project, to hone their creativity and explore the frontiers of scientific knowledge.
In the 4th year, students have the opportunity to either do a final-year research project under the personal supervision of one of our faculty members, or undertake a 22-week professional internship in Singapore's chemical sector to get a head-start in employment.
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In this selective programme, chemistry majors can earn a second major in the interdisciplinary field of Food Science and Technology.
Topics covered in the Food Science and Technology programme include food chemistry and microbiology, food process engineering, biomedical nanotechnology, and food safety analysis. The programme also includes a semester of overseas exchange at the programme partner, Wageningen University in the Netherlands, a pioneer of research and education in Food Science and Technology.
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With this minor, students from other programmes can take courses in organic and inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, spectroscopy, and other topics.
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