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Offered by the Department of Chemistry

This external Degree program provides an overall understanding of the basic and advanced theories of chemistry and related technologies. The practical component correlates theory with practice. In addition, the research component consists of group projects and industrial visits. Also, complementary studies such as communication skills, scientific writing, management skills, professional practice and ethics, management and organization behavior, entrepreneurship, and patent law promote a graduate beyond the horizons of chemistry and produce highly employable graduates.


GCE Advanced Level Examination: Three passes in one sitting including Chemistry as a subject.
GCE Advanced Level Examination by Pearson Edexel (UK): Three passes in one sitting including Chemistry as a subject.
International Advanced Level by Pearson Edexel UK: Three passes in one sitting including Chemistry as a subject.
Advanced Level Examination by Cambridge International Examinations (UK): Three passes in one sitting including Chemistry as a subject
Any other equivalent academic/professional qualification acceptable to the faculty board and the senate

Course Fees

For Sri Lankan Students - LKR 350,000/- per year

For International Students - USD 3,000/- per year

Application Fee: LKR 3,000/-

*The annual course fee cannot be paid as installments. Please note that fees paid are not refundable.

Information for 2024 Intake Applicants

Dates to be remembered:

  • Registration of 2024 intake at CCUC: December 2023
  • Inauguration of the program for 2024 intake: 28th of January 2024
  • Commencement of the program for 2024 intake: January 2024

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Dates to be remembered (Intake 2025)

  • Calling online application for the 2025 intake: August 01, 2024
  • Application deadline for the 2025 intake: September 30, 2024
  • Interviews for the 2025 intake: October 20, 2024
  • Final list of the 2025 intake: October 30, 2024
  • Registration of 2025 intake at CCUC: December 2024
  • Inauguration of the program for 2025 intake: January 2025
  • Commencement of the program for 2025 intake: January 2025

Programme Duration

The duration of this programme is three years. During each year, the programme is conducted over two semesters each consisting of 15 weeks.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of teaching, practical classes, and assessments/examinations are in English.

Programme Structure

Bachelor of Science (external) in Applied Chemistry is completed in three years (90 credits / SLQF level 5). The programme comprises three levels, each consisting of 30 credits.

LEVEL I: Diploma in Applied Chemistry
LEVEL II: Higher Diploma in Applied Chemistry
LEVEL III: Bachelor of Science (external) in Applied Chemistry

More details and set of courses can be found in the course catalogue

Mode of Learning

Lectures and laboratory sessions will be conducted by a well-qualified and experienced panel of academics (local or international) both online and on-campus during weekends.

Group projects and independent learning:

A few course modules of this degree program provide the opportunity for you to enhance your learning through industrial experience and research projects.

Evaluation Criteria

All course modules are evaluated through continuous and/or semester-end examinations (written and/or practical).

Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of the 3 years (SLQF Level 5) Bachelor of Science (external) in Applied Chemistry holders should be able to:

  • Establish a comprehensive understanding of principles, theories, concepts, and skills related to the field of applied chemistry.
  • Exhibit proficiency in various chemistry-related areas such as biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and pharmacy.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge effectively to experiments and establish the knowledge of handling chemicals, first aid treatments, and best practices in industrial and research settings.
  • Utilize research literature to analyze and solve chemical problems reaching substantiated conclusions using the first principles of chemistry.
  • Specialize in a chosen field related to chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, pharmacy, or industrial chemistry.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of chemistry practice.
  • Practice chemistry professionalism in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge needed for independent and lifelong learning in the context of technological change for sustainable development.
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
  • Communicate effectively on chemistry-related activities with the chemistry community and with the society at large.
  • Apply the knowledge and understanding of economic and management principles to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.

Further Information

Further information regarding the Programme can be obtained by contacting the programme coordinator

Contact details of the programme coordinator are as follows.

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