Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chemistry
Exclusive Majors
(Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor)
Applied Chemistry
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

Aims of Minor

This minor aims to increase students’ understanding of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry at the post-secondary level, hence preparing them for further studies.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

  1. comprehend the basic concepts of analytical and environmental chemistry; 
  2. comprehend the chemical and biochemical phenomena occurring in the environment;
  3. comprehend the common analytical instruments and methods for chemical, biological, industrial and environmental samples;
  4. comprehend the effects of natural and synthetic compounds such as additives and pesticides on the environment.

Minor Requirements (15 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2018/19

1. Core Courses (9 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
BCH2004APrinciples of Analytical Chemistry3
BCH2005APrinciples of Environmental Chemistry3

2. Electives ( 6 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
BCH2006APrinciples of Inorganic Chemistry3
BCH2007APrinciples of Organic Chemistry3
BCH2008APrinciples of Physical Chemistry3
BCH3027AAnalytical Chemistry3
BCH3038AEnvironmental Sampling and Risk Assessment3
BCH4035AEnvironmental Measurements3

Additional Information

  1. At least 15 credit units must be taken from the courses shown in the above table. These include 9 credit units of the required courses and at least 6 credit units of electives. Students who enter the programme with a satisfactory result in Chemistry in HKALE or equivalent may apply to take a selected elective as a substitute for BCH1100.
  2. An average GPA of 1.7 or above in these courses is required for the award.
  3. No student is allowed to take 2 minors from the Department of Chemistry simultaneously.
  4. Students whose major is in the BScAC programme of the Department of Chemistry are ineligible.
  5. A student who intends to take the minor should seek approval from his/her home academic unit and the Department of Chemistry.