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Chemistry

College/Institution:  CNS

Department/School/Center: Department of Chemistry

Program title: BSc in Chemistry

Program duration (in years):  Three for regular, five for extension and six for summer

Study Language: English

Credits and the equivalent ECTS:     ECTS – 185-189, Credit=110-112

Mode of delivery: Regular, Extension and summer

Program Objective – the objectives of the undergraduate program in chemistry are to:

  • produce skilled manpower of well-trained chemists capable of taking up positions in the growing demand of the various sectors of the economy such as industries, learning institutions, research institutions, as well as environmental conservation endeavors of the country;
  • disseminate knowledge in chemistry and related areas through active participation in related professional activities such as Chemical Society of Ethiopia, Regional Networking, Workshops, Symposia and Publications;
  • develop capabilities for the provision of consultancy and technical services as well as short term specialized training to both the public and private sectors; and
  • Produce chemists who create job opportunities by applying the acquired knowledge and skills.

Admission requirements:

  • Successful completion of the preparatory program with a pass mark in university entrance examination and interest to study chemistry;
  • Diploma in chemistry from higher learning institutions and fulfillment of the general University’s admission requirements; and
  • Other department specific requirements.

Graduation requirement

 

SN Description Minimum Requirement
1 Cumulative GPA 2.00
2 Major GPA 2.00
3 No ”F” in any course
4 Take a total ECTS of 185-189

 

List of courses

CORE COMPULSORY MODULES

Module Code Module Name ModuleECTS Course Code Course Name Cr Hr CourseECTS
Chem-M1011 University Chemistry 7 Chem1011 University Chemistry 3 5
Chem1013 Practical University Chemistry 1 2
Chem-M1021 Analytical Chemistry 7 Chem1022 Analytical Chemistry 3 5
Chem1024 Practical Analytical Chemistry 1 2
Chem-M2031 Chemistry of Elements 12 Chem2031 Inorganic Chemistry I 3 5
Chem2032 Inorganic Chemistry II 3 5
Chem2034 Practical Inorganic Chemistry I 1 2
Chem-M2041 Organic Chemistry 14 Chem2041 Organic Chemistry I 3 5
Chem2042 Organic Chemistry II 3 5
Chem2043 Practical Organic Chemistry I 1 2
Chem2044 Practical Organic Chemistry II 1 2
Chem-M2051 Instrumental Analysis 14 Chem2051 Instrumental Analysis I 3 5
Chem2053 Practical Instrumental Analysis I 1 2
Chem2052 Instrumental Analysis II 3 5
Chem2054 Practical Instrumental Analysis II 1 2
Chem-M2061 Physical Chemistry I 12 Chem2061 Chemical Thermodynamics 3 5
Chem2062 Chemical Kinetics and Electrochemistry 3 5
Chem2064 Practical Physical Chemistry I 1 2
Chem-M2071 Research in Chemistry 3 Chem2072 Research Methodology and Scientific Writing 2 3
Chem-M3081 Coordination Chemistry 10 Chem3081 Inorganic Chemistry III 4 7
Chem3083 Practical Inorganic Chemistry II 2 3
Chem-M3091 Physical Organic Chemistry 8 Chem3091 Physical Organic Chemistry 3 5
Chem3093 Practical Organic Chemistry III 2 3
Chem-M3101 Physical Chemistry II 14 Chem3101 Quantum Chemistry 4 7
Chem3102 Statistical Thermodynamics and Surface Chemistry 3 5
Chem3103 Practical Physical Chemistry II 1 2
Chem-M3111 Applied Chemistry 23 Chem3111 Industrial Chemistry I 3 5
Chem3112 Industrial Chemistry II 3 5
Chem3114 Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology 3 5
Chem3116 Biochemistry 3 5
Chem3118 Analysis of Real Samples 2 3
Total 124 73 124

 

CORE ELECTIVE MODULES

Module Code Module Name Module ECTS Course Code Course name Cr Hr Course ECTS
ELECTIVE – I (3/5)
Chem-M3121 Polymer Chemistry 3 Chem3121 Polymer Chemistry 2 3
Chem-M3122 Agricultural Chemistry 5 Chem3122 Agricultural Chemistry 3 5
Chem-M3123 Medicinal Chemistry 5 Chem3123 Medicinal Chemistry 3 5
Chem-M3124 Clinical Chemistry 5 Chem3124 Clinical Chemistry 3 5
Chem-M3125 Food Chemistry 5 Chem3125 Food Chemistry 3 5
Chem-M3126 Internship in Chemistry 5 Chem3126 Internship in Chemistry 3 5
Chem-M3127 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 5 Chem3127 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3 5
Chem-M3128 Industrial Safety and Quality Control 3 Chem3128 Industrial Safety and Quality Control 2 3
Chem-M3129 Green Chemistry 5 Chem3129 Green Chemistry 3 5
ELECTIVE – II (3/5)
Chem-M3131 Chemical Instrumentation 5 Chem3131 Chemical Instrumentation 3 5
Chem-M3132 Physical Inorganic Chemistry 5 Chem3132 Physical Inorganic Chemistry 3 5
Chem-M3133 Synthetic Organic Chemistry 5 Chem3133 Synthetic Organic Chemistry 3 5
Chem-M3134 Current Topics in Chemistry 3 Chem3134 Current Topics in Chemistry 2 3
Chem-M3135 Student Project 5 Chem3135 Student Project 3 5

 

SUPPORTIVE MODULES

Module Code Module Name Module ECTS Course Code Course Name Cr Hr Course ECTS
CoSc-M1203 Computer Applications 5 CoSc1201 Introduction to Computer Application 3 5
Math-M2183 Calculus for Chemists 10 Math2181 Calculus I for Chemists 3 5
Math2182 Calculus II for Chemists 3 5
Math-M2193 Introduction to Linear Algebra 5 Math2191 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 5
Phys-M2243 Basic Physics 10 Phys2241 Mechanics and Heat 3 5
Phys2242 Electricity and Magnetism 3 5
  Stat-M2163 Introductory Statistics 5 Stat2161 Introductory Statistics 3 5
Total 35 21 35

 

COMMON MODULES

Module Code Module Name Module ECTS Course Code Course Name Cr Hr Course ECTS
EnLa-M1013 Basic English Skills 10 EnLa1011 Communication English Skills 3 5
EnLa1012 Basic Writing Skills 3 5
CESt-M1023 Civics and Ethics 5 CESt1023 Civics and Ethics 3 5
MGMT-M4111 Innovation and project management 5 MGMT4111 Entrepreneurship and enterprise development 3 5
Total 12 20