The Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Chemical Technology is a four-year programme. The programme consists of taught courses, a research project and an industrial attachment. Taught courses cover broader areas of basic and applied chemistry. The basic courses are general chemistry, analytical inorganic, organic and physical and polymer chemistry.
After having acquired a deeper theoretical understanding of chemistry, they are exposed to such applied areas of chemistry as plastic technology, medicinal, agro-chemistry, fermentation technology, pharmaceutical technology, materials chemistry, industrial chemistry and mineral processing. With this degree programme, graduates are well equipped with deeper theoretical understanding of the most important aspects of chemistry. They can easily pursue further studies in chemistry at any university.
The applied component of the degree programme enables the graduate to acquit him/herself in such sectors of the economy as chemical, pharmaceutical, mining, food and beverages manufacturing and public sector institutions. The industrial attachment component enables the graduate to adapt to any manufacturing environment and analytical laboratories
- Job opportunities for our graduates prevail in:
- The science teaching field
- Chemical Industry
- Graduates can take up MSc programmes in any chemistry field of their choice
For all entry pathways candidates must have at least five Ordinary Level subjects/ National Foundation Certificates including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject at grade C or better.
- Normal Entry: Chemistry and any one of the following subjects at A Level; Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Biology, Food Science And at least 5 passes at Ordinary Level Subjects/ National Foundation Certificates inclusive of Mathematics and English.
- Special Entry: National Certificate, National Diploma, Higher National Diploma in relevant fields
- Mature Entry: Five O Level passes including Mathematics and English plus at least 25 years of age and 5 years of experience in the relevant field.
Structure of the programme
The Degree Programme shall consist of four components.
- Pure Chemistry Courses
- Chemical technology courses.
- Industrial Attachment
- The project
The normal structure of the Degree Programme is as follows:
- a minimum of ten courses at Part I
- a minimum of ten courses at Part II
- industrial attachment at Part III
- a minimum of ten courses, including Research Project at Part IV
CH 103 Organic Chemistry I
CH 104 Analytical Chemistry I
CH 112 Laboratory techniques
MT 109 Mathematics for Chemists
CS 101 Introduction to Computer Science
HS 102 Health Education
CH 101 Physical Chemistry I
CHT 101 Inorganic Chemistry I
PC 103 Communication Skills
PC 108 Citizenship and conflict transformation
CH 115 Industrial Chemistry I
CH 116 Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
CH 201 Physical Chemistry II
CH 202 Inorganic Chemistry II
CH 203 Organic Chemistry II
CH 204 Analytical Chemistry II
CH 205 Medicinal Chemistry
CH 206 Quality Management System
CH 209 Mineral Technology
CH 215 Chemical Research Method and Statistics
CH 216 Industrial Chemistry II
CH 217 Phytochemistry
CH 320 Industrial Attachment
CH 301 Physical Chemistry III
CH 302 Inorganic Chemistry III
CH 303 Organic Chemistry III
CH 304 Analytical Chemistry III
CH 401 Pharmaceutical Technology
CH 404 Environmental Management
CH 405 Nanotechnology
CH 406 Fuel Technology
CH 407 Polymer Technology
CH 470 Research Project