Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Science

Chemistry (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CHE1215* Methods of Chemical Calculations 6 ECTS
CHE1360 Principles of Organic Chemistry 6 ECTS (NC)
CHE1700 Chemistry Practical 1 4 ECTS (NC)

*Study-unit CHE1215 is for students taking Chemistry and Biology, or Chemistry and Mathematics, or Chemistry and Statistics and Operations Research only.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CHE1340 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 4 ECTS (NC)
CHE1350 Principles of Analytical Chemistry 4 ECTS (NC)
LIN1063** Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS
MAT1091*** Mathematical Methods 4 ECTS
SOR0210*** Data Treatment and Probability 2 ECTS

**Study-unit LIN1063 is for students taking Chemistry and Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, or Chemistry and Statistics and Operations Research only.

***Study-units MAT1091 and SOR0210 are for students taking Chemistry and Physics only.



Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CHE1330 Principles of Physical Chemistry 4 ECTS (NC)
SOR0220**** Elementary Statistical Theory 2 ECTS

****Study-unit SOR0220 is for students taking Chemistry and Biology only.



YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CHE2364 Organic Spectroscopy 5 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CHE1356 Principles and Industrial Applications of Chemical Metrology 5 ECTS
CHE2365 Organic Chemistry 2 5 ECTS (NC)
CHE2375 Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics 5 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CHE2075 Introductory Environmental Chemistry 5 ECTS (NC)
CHE2385 Chemistry of Co-ordination Compounds 5 ECTS (NC)




YEAR THREE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CHE3091 Organic Photochemistry 2 ECTS
CHE3155 Chemistry of Main Group Elements 5 ECTS (NC)
CHE3245 Separation Techniques and Analytical Chemistry 5 ECTS (NC)
SCI3503 Public Speaking and Presentations Skills for Scientists 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CHE3100 Statistical Mechanics and Molecular Modelling 5 ECTS
CHE3135 Physical Chemistry of Liquids and Solutions 6 ECTS (NC)
CHE3255 Organic Chemistry 3 5 ECTS (NC)




YEAR FOUR

If students opt to do the Project in Chemistry, they are required to register for 22 ECTS from the list of compulsory study-units and 18 ECTS assigned to the Project study-unit to a total of 40 ECTS.

If Biology is chosen as the other area of study, students are required to register for SCI3501 and 16 ECTS from the list of compulsory study-units.

If Physics or Mathematics or Statistics and Operations Research is chosen as the other area of study, students are required to register for CHE3285 and 16 ECTS from the list of compulsory study-units.


Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units

If students opt to do the Project in Chemistry they are to register for CHE3900.


CHE3900 Dissertation in Chemistry 18 ECTS (NC)

Chemistry and Biology students who register for CHE3900 are to register for SCI3502.

SCI3502 Professional and Technical Skills for Scientists 6 ECTS

Chemistry and Physics, or Chemistry and Mathematics, or Chemistry and Statistics and Operations Research students who do not register for CHE3900 are to register for CHE3285.

CHE3285 Selected Topics in Chemistry 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CHE3412 Chemistry of Polymers 4 ECTS
CHE3470 Environmental Chemistry 4 ECTS

Chemistry and Biology students who do not register for CHE3900 are to register for SCI3501.

SCI3501 Academic Writing and Statistical Techniques for Scientific Research 4 ECTS

Chemistry and Physics, or Chemistry and Mathematics, or Chemistry and Statistics and Operations Research students who register for CHE3900 are to register for CHE3390.

CHE3390 Synthetic Organic Chemistry 6 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CHE3461 Organometallic Chemistry and Structural Determination of Inorganic Materials 4 ECTS
CHE3480 Natural Products 4 ECTS




 
Last Updated: 20 March 2020
 
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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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