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Offered by the Department of Chemistry

BSc Honours degree in computational chemistry expects to enhance the knowledge and skills of students towards careers in academic and research. The degree is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours in related subjects. During the first two years students are provided with fundamental chemistry concepts and necessary practical skills with basic computational techniques. Next two years, advanced concepts were introduced. Final (fourth) academic year, students have the opportunity conduct a research project under the supervision of an academic member, to gain experience and exposure in various aspects of computational techniques to understand chemical phenomena in atomic and molecular level. This experience of the research and the knowledge gain from relevant course units would build a solid foundation for their future careers.

Degree Aims

  • To provide a solid foundation of the concepts in chemistry.
  • To apply the knowledge gained and skills developed in the field of chemistry and computational chemistry in interdisciplinary way.
  • To be an effective communicator and collaborative individual who would contribute to the development of the discipline and society at large.
  • To develop a responsible global citizen with a high degree of integrity and empathy

Entry Requirements

Minimum overall GPA of 3.00 for each of CH and CS core courses taken within the first two years. In addition, at least a C grade is required for AM 1008 for those who are not offering AM core courses in the first two years.

Course Modules

(L – No. of Lecture hours, P – No. of Practical hours)

Level 3

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
CH 3003 Industrial Chemistry 2 30L
CH 3005 Chemical Technology 2 30L
CH 3006 Computational Chemistry 2 30L
CH 3007 Topics in Analytical Chemistry II 1 15L
CH 3021 Spectroscopy 3 45L
CH 3023 Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry 3 45L
CH 3029 Organic Chemistry 3 45L
CH 3031 Symmetry in Chemistry 1 15L
CH 3032 Computer programming in Chemistry 3 30L 30P
CH 3033 Chemistry of Biomolecules 3 45L
CH 3090 Practical Computational Chemistry 8 240P
CS 3120 Machine Learning and Neural Computing 3 30L 30P
CS 3008 Introduction to Data structures & Algorithms 3 30L 30P
IT 3002 Database Systems 3 30L 30P

Level 4

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
CH 4001 Research project 8 240P
CH 4002 Seminar and Essay 3 90P
CH 4003 General Paper 3 45L
CH 4004 Optional Topics 4 60L
CH 4006 Biochemistry 3 45L
CH 4007 Advanced Physical Chemistry 3 45L
CH 4090 Advanced Molecular Modeling 1 15L
CS 4115 Computational Biology 3 30L 30P
CS 4125 Logic Programming 3 30L 30P