Course List

Department of Chemistry - Course List 

 

Gateway Education Courses

Course Code Course Title Level Units Worth Sem Pre-requisite Pre-cursor
GE1346 The Chemists Kitchen (The Science of Food and Cooking) B1 3 A - -
GE1353 Science, Buddhism, and Life B1 3 A
- -
GE2322 The Nobel Prize: A Discovery Approach to Human Greatness B2 3 A - -
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 - -


Undergraduate Courses

Course Code Course Title Level Units Worth Sem Prerequisite Precursor
BCH2003
(BCH2003A)
Biochemistry
(equivalent course: BMS2004)
B2 3
(3)
B
(not offered)
- 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)

(BCH2007B)
Principles of Organic Chemistry

(BCH2007B for BSc Veterinary Medicine only)
B2 4
(3)
(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
(equivalent course: BMS2201)
B2 3 B
(not offered)
- 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
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 2019-20)
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
(last offered in 2019-20)
BCH2067 -
BCH3081 Chemical Biology of DNA and RNA B3 3 A - BCH2071 or
BCH2003 or BCH2007
BCH3082# Graphene: Fundamentals and Emergent Applications B3 3 A - AP1201, BCH1100, BCH2008
BCH3083# Cosmetic Chemistry B3 3 B BCH2006
BCH2007
-
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 2019-20)

-

-
BCH4029# Advanced Analytical Chemistry
B4 4 A
(not offered in 2019-20)
BCH2004 BCH3027
BCH4030# Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
B4 4 B
(not offered in 2019-20)
- BCH3014
BCH4031# Advanced Organic Chemistry B4 4 B
(not offered in 2019-20)
- 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 2019-20)
- BCH2004
(BCH2004A)
BCH2005
(BCH2005A)
BCH4036 Project B4 6 A and B,
Summer 2020
- -
BCH4037 Seminar Series B4 3 A and B,
Summer 2020
- -
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 2019-20)
- -
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 2019-20)
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
(not offered in 2019-20)
BCH3017
or
BCH4017
-
BCH4064 Biological Techniques and Instrumentation B4 4 B - BCH2003
BCH4073#
(BCH4073A)
Soil and Terrestrial Plant Ecology B4 4
(3)
B
(not offered in 2019-20)
- 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 2019-20)
BCH2003
BCH2013
BCH2066
-
BCH4084# Crystallography/Solid-state Inorganic Chemistry B4 4 A BCH2006 -
BCH4085# Testing and Certification Sciences B4 4 B BCH2004 BCH3027

# 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
(for MSc students only)
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
1
A,B,S
-
-
Directed Studies for Postgraduate Students B
R8
2
A,B,S
-
-
Workshop on Cell and Molecular Biology
R8
4
summer
(not offered in 2019-20)
-
-
Window on Science A (core course for CHEM PhD students commenced from Jun 2009)
R8
6
A&B
-

-

Window on Science B (core course for CHEM 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 2019-20)

-

-

BCH8010M+^ Introduction to Scientific Research R8 2 A&B
(not offered in 2019-20)
- -
BCH8011M+^ Chemical Safety and Advanced Instrumentation for Research R8 2 B
(not offered in 2019-20)
- -
BCH8012# Natural Product Chemistry and Biosynthesis R8 3 To be offered from 2020/21    
BCH8013# Polymer Chemistry R8 3 A    
BCH8014# Nanochemistry and Nanobiotechnology R8 3 B    
BCH8015# Materials Chemistry for Energy Technologies R8 3 B    
BCH8016# Solid State Analysis R8 3 To be offered from 2020/21    
BCH8017 Research Methodology and Ethics R8 2 A    
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
R8
4
B
(not offered in 2019-20)
-
-
Advanced Organic Chemistry
R8
4
B
(not offered in 2019-20)
-
-
Advanced Analytical Biochemistry
R8
4
B
(not offered in 2019-20)
-
-
BCH8141# Selected Topics in Modern Chemistry R8 3 B    
BCH8142# Photochemistry R8 3 A
(not offered in 2019-20)
   
Forensic Chemistry
R8
3
A
(not offered in 2019-20)
-
-
BCH8154# Advanced Chemical Bonding and Molecular Spectroscopy R8 4 B
(not offered in 2019-20)
-
-

# 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.  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 25 September 2019