Course List

Department of Chemistry - Course List 

 

Gateway Education Courses

Course Code Course Title Level Units Worth Sem Pre-requisite Pre-cursor
GE1302 The Science of Art B1 or B2 3 A
(not offered in 2017-18)
- -
GE1310 The Biochemistry of Attraction A1, B1 3 A - -
GE1311 Death: A Discovery Approach A2, B1 3 B - -
GE1346 The Chemists Kitchen (The Science of Food and Cooking) B1 3 A - -
GE1353 Science, Buddhism, and Life B1 3 A
- -
GE2302 Forensics and Modern Society B2 3 A - -
GE2307 Science, Fiction and the Supernatural B2 3 B - -
GE2322 The Nobel Prize: A Discovery Approach to Human Greatness B2 3 A - -
GE2325 Chemistry of Sustainable Life B2 3 Summer 2018 - -
GE2333 The Science of Cosmetics B2 3 B - -
GE2334 Science Versus Crime B2 3 B - -


First Year / Foundation Courses

Course Code Course Title Level Units Worth Sem Pre-requisite Pre-cursor
BCH1100 Chemistry B1 3 A, B - -
BCH1200 Discovery in Biology B1 3 A, B - -
BCH1807 Foundations of Environmental Science
(for Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Politics only)
B1 3 A
not offered in 2017-18
- -


Undergraduate Courses

Course Code Course Title Level Units Worth Sem Prerequisite Precursor
BCH2003
(BCH2003A)
Biochemistry B2 3
(3)
B - BCH1200 or BCH2071 or BCH2007
BCH2004
(BCH2004A)
Principles of Analytical Chemistry B2 4
(3)
B - -
BCH2005
(BCH2005A)
Principles of Environmental Chemistry B2 4
(3)
A - -
BCH2006
(BCH2006A)
Principles of Inorganic Chemistry B2 4
(3)
A - -
BCH2007
(BCH2007A)
Principles of Organic Chemistry B2 4
(3)
A
- -
BCH2008
(BCH2008A)
Principles of Physical Chemistry B2 4
(3)
B -  
BCH2013 Microbiology B2 3 A BCH1200 (for normative 4-year students) or A Level Biology (for Advanced Standing I students) -
BCH2066 Cell Biology B2 3 B - BCH1200 (for normative 4-year students) or A Level Biology (for Advanced Standing I students)
BCH2067 Diversity of Life and Evolution B2 3 A BCH1200 (for normative 4-year students) or A Level Biology (for Advanced Standing I students) -
BCH2070 Diversity of Life and Microbiology Laboratory B2 2 A BCH1200 (for normative 4-year students) or A Level Biology (for Advanced Standing I students) BCH2013
BCH2067
BCH2071
(BCH2071A)
Biological Chemistry
(BCH2071A for BAS - New Media only)
B2 4
(3)
A - BCH1200 (for normative 4-year students) or A Level Biology (for Advanced Standing I students)
BCH2072 Laboratory Course for Cell Biology and Biochemistry B2 2 B - BCH2003
BCH2066
BCH2808 Forensics and Modern Society
(for Minor Programme in Forensic Studies)
B2 3 A - -
BCH2809 Science Versus Crime
(for Minor Programme in Forensic Studies)
B2 3 B - -
BCH3012
(BCH3012A)
Genetics B3 4
(3)
A BCH1200 BCH2013 or BCH3013
BCH3014
(BCH3014A)
Inorganic Chemistry B3 4
(3)
A - BCH2006
BCH3015
(BCH3015A)
Organic Chemistry B3 4
(3)
B - BCH2007
BCH3016
(BCH3016A)
Physical Chemistry B3 4
(3)
B - BCH2008
BCH3017 Molecular Biology B3 4 B BCH1200 (for normative 4-year students) or A Level Biology (for Advanced Standing I students) BCH2003
BCH2013
BCH3012
BCH3027
(BCH3027A)
Analytical Chemistry B3 4
(3)
A -

-

BCH3038
(BCH3038A)
Environmental Sampling and Risk Assessment B3 4
(3)
A - -
BCH3042 Directed Studies in Biology/Chemistry/Environmental Sciences
(Download Application Form)
B3/B4 1-4 A/B -

-

BCH3052# Chemistry Beyond the Molecule: Supramolecular Chemistry B3 3 B
BCH2006
BCH2007
-
BCH3053# Computational Chemistry B3 3 B
- -
BCH3055# Green Chemistry
B3 3 B
(not offered in 2017-18)
BCH2006
BCH2007
BCH2008
-
BCH3068 General Ecology B3 4 A - BCH2067
BCH3068A General Ecology B3 3 A - BCH2067
BCH3069
(BCH3069A)
Animal Physiology B3 4
(3)
B BCH2066
BCH2067
-
BCH3074
(BCH3074A)
Plant Physiology B3 4
(3)
A BCH2067 -
BCH3081 Chemical Biology of DNA and RNA B3 3 A - BCH2071 or
BCH2003 or BCH2007
BCH3802 Characterization and Analysis of Chemical Hazards II (for BEng - Total Quality Engineering only) B3 3 A BCH2801 -
BCH4021
(BCH4021A)
Environmental Pollution B4 4
(3)
A - BCH2067
(BCH1002 or BCH2067 or BMS1801 or BCH1807)
BCH4022
(BCH4022A)
Environmental Toxicology B4 4
(3)
A - -
BCH4023#
(BCH4023A)
Biological Treatment of Wastes B4 4
(3)
B
(not offered in 2017-18)

-

-
BCH4029# Advanced Analytical Chemistry
B4 4 A
(not offered in 2017-18)
BCH2004 BCH3027
BCH4030# Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
B4 4 B
(not offered in 2017-18)
- BCH3014
BCH4031# Advanced Organic Chemistry B4 4 B
(not offered in 2017-18)
- BCH2007 BCH3015
BCH4033# Industrial Chemistry B4 4
A

BCH2006
BCH2007
BCH2008
-
BCH4034# Environmental Control and Waste Treatment B4 4 B -

-

BCH4035#
(BCH4035A)
Environmental Measurements B4 4
(3)
B
(not offered in 2017-18)
- BCH2004
(BCH2004A)
BCH2005
(BCH2005A)
BCH4036 Project B4 6 A and B,
Summer 2018
- -
BCH4037 Seminar Series B4 3 A and B,
Summer 2018
- -
BCH4039
(BCH4039A)
Environmental Conservation and Resources Management B4 4
(3)
A - -
BCH4040 Environmental Impact Assessment B4 4 B - -
BCH4040A Environmental Impact Assessment B4 3 B BCH1002 or BCH1807 BCH3011A or (BCH3068A)
and/or
BCH4021A
BCH4041# Selected Topics in Chemistry B4 4 A
(not offered in 2017-18)
- -
BCH4043# Food Chemistry
B4 3 A

BCH2003 or
BCH2007

-
BCH4045# Medicinal Chemistry B4 3 B -

BCH2007

BCH4051# Forensic Chemistry B4 3 A
(not offered in 2017-18
BCH2004 or
BCH1100 for students intending to take a Minor in Forensic Studies only)
 
BCH4054# Chemical Bonding and Molecular Spectroscopy B4 3 B BCH2006 or BCH2007 -
BCH4063 Systems Biology B4 4 B
(cancelled in 2017-18)
BCH3017
or
BCH4017
-
BCH4064 Biological Techniques and Instrumentation B4 4 A - BCH2003
BCH4073#
(BCH4073A)
Soil and Terrestrial Plant Ecology B4 4
(3)
B
(not offered in 2017-18)
- BCH2067
and/or
BCH3068
and/or
BCH3074
BCH4078
(BCH4078A)
Aquatic Ecology B4 4
(3)
B
- BCH2067
and/or
BCH3068
BCH4079# Food Microbes, Toxins and Public Health B4 4 B
(not offered in 2017-18)
BCH2003
BCH2013
BCH2066
-
JC4004 Frontiers of Environmental Sciences B4 1 A or B
(cancelled in 2017-18)
- -

# Courses offered in alternate years

Postgraduate Courses

Course Code Course Title Level Units Worth Sem Pre-requisite Pre-cursor
BCH6118 Advanced Chemical Instrumentation
(for MSc students only)
P6 3 A - -
BCH6119 Frontiers in Chemical Biology P6 3 A - -
BCH6120 Selected Topics in Chemistry & Molecular Sciences P6 4 B - -
BCH6121 Academic and Industrial Research, Development and Innovation P6 3 A - -
BCH6122 Advanced Seminar Series
(for MSc students only)
P6 4 A&B - -
BCH6123 Postgraduate Symposium
(for MSc students only)
P6 1 B - -
BCH6124 Dissertation
(for MSc students only)
P6 16 A&B - -
Directed Studies for Postgraduate Students A
R8
Flexible, in the range
1-4
A,B,S
-
-
Directed Studies for Postgraduate Students B
R8
A,B,S
-
-
Directed Studies for Postgraduate Students C
R8
A,B,S
-

-

Directed Studies for Postgraduate Students D
R8
A,B,S
-
-
Workshop on Cell and Molecular Biology
R8
4
summer
(not offered in 2017-18)
-
-
Window on Science A (core course for BCH PhD students commenced from Jun 2009)
R8
6
A&B
-

-

Window on Science B (core course for BCH MPhil students commenced from Jun 2009)
R8
3
A&B
-

-

BCH8008 Advanced Chemical Instrumentation for Research

R8

3

A

-

-

BCH8009# Advanced Neurobiology R8 4 B
(not offered in 2017-18)

-

-

BCH8010M+^ Introduction to Scientific Research R8 2 B&A
(not offered in 2017-18)
- -
BCH8011M+^ Chemical Safety and Advanced Instrumentation for Research R8 2 B
(not offered in 2017-18)
- -
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
R8
4
B
(not offered in 2017-18)
-
-
Advanced Organic Chemistry
R8
4
B
(not offered in 2017-18)
-
-
Advanced Analytical Biochemistry
R8
4
B
(not offered in 2017-18)
-
-
BCH8141# Selected Topics in Chemistry R8 4 A
(not offered in 2017-18)
   
BCH8142# Photochemistry R8 3 A
(not offered in 2017-18)
   
Forensic Chemistry
R8
3
A
(not offered in 2017-18)
-
-
BCH8154# Advanced Chemical Bonding and Molecular Spectroscopy R8 4 B
(not offered in 2017-18)
-
-

# courses will be offered in alternate year.
^ courses for CHEM students only.
% Approval from Head (CHEM) should be sought by submitting the "BCH8004 Postgraduate Directed Studies Application
Form" to CHEM Department before registering for BCH8004A, BCH8004B, BCH8004C & BCH8004D.  No credit unit will
be gained if no registration is done.
+ core courses for students under the Mainland Collaboration Scheme with University of Science and Technology of China.


updated on 20 July 2017