Course List

Department of Chemistry - Course List 

Important Notes: For courses offered by the Department of Chemistry starting from 2020/21, the letters of
course codes have been changed to "CHEM" (i.e. BCHXXXX to CHEMXXXX).

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
(not offered in 2020-21)
 
- -
GE1357 Introduction to Chemistry B1 3 B    
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
CHEM1101 Introduction to Chemistry B1 3 B - -
CHEM1200 Discovery in Biology B1 3 A, B - -
CHEM1300 Principles of General Chemistry B1 3 A, B    


Undergraduate Courses

Course Code Course Title Level Units Worth Sem Prerequisite Precursor
CHEM2003
(CHEM2003A)
Biochemistry
(equivalent course: BMS2004)
B2 3
(3)
B
(not offered)
- CHEM1200 or CHEM2071 or CHEM2007
CHEM2004
(CHEM2004A)
Principles of Analytical Chemistry B2 4
(3)
B - -
CHEM2005
(CHEM2005A)
Principles of Environmental Chemistry B2 4
(3)
A
(to be offered in Sem B 2020-21)
- -
CHEM2006
(CHEM2006A)
Principles of Inorganic Chemistry B2 4
(3)
A - -
CHEM2007
(CHEM2007A)
(CHEM2007B)
Principles of Organic Chemistry

(CHEM2007B for BSc Veterinary Medicine only)
B2 4
(3)
(3)
A
- -
CHEM2008
(CHEM2008A)
Principles of Physical Chemistry B2 4
(3)
B - -
CHEM2013 Microbiology B2 3 A CHEM1200 (for normative 4-year students) or A Level Biology (for Advanced Standing I students) -
CHEM2066 Cell Biology
(equivalent course: BMS2201)
B2 3 B
(not offered)
- CHEM1200 (for normative 4-year students) or A Level Biology (for Advanced Standing I students)
CHEM2067 Diversity of Life and Evolution
(equivalent course: BMS2202)
B2 3 A
(not offered)
CHEM1200 (for normative 4-year students) or A Level Biology (for Advanced Standing I students) -
CHEM2070 Diversity of Life and Microbiology Laboratory B2 2 A CHEM1200 (for normative 4-year students) or A Level Biology (for Advanced Standing I students) CHEM2013
CHEM2067
CHEM2071
(CHEM2071A)
Biological Chemistry
B2 4
(3)
A - CHEM1200 (for normative 4-year students) or A Level Biology (for Advanced Standing I students)
CHEM2072 Laboratory Course for Cell Biology and Biochemistry
(equivalent course: BMS2203)
B2 2 B
(not offered)
- CHEM2003
CHEM2066
CHEM2808 Forensics and Modern Society
(for Minor Programme in Forensic Studies)
B2 3 (not offered) - -
CHEM2809 Science Versus Crime
(for Minor Programme in Forensic Studies)
B2 3 B
- -
CHEM3012
(CHEM3012A)
Genetics B3 4
(3)
A CHEM1200 CHEM2013
CHEM3014
(CHEM3014A)
Inorganic Chemistry B3 4
(3)
A - CHEM2006
CHEM3015
(CHEM3015A)
Organic Chemistry B3 4
(3)
B - CHEM2007
CHEM3016
(CHEM3016A)
Physical Chemistry B3 4
(3)
B - CHEM2008
CHEM3017 Molecular Biology B3 4 B CHEM1200 (for normative 4-year students) or A Level Biology (for Advanced Standing I students) CHEM2003
CHEM2013
CHEM3012
CHEM3027
(CHEM3027A)
Analytical Chemistry B3 4
(3)
A -

-

CHEM3038
(CHEM3038A)
Environmental Sampling and Risk Assessment B3 4
(3)
A
(to be offered in Sem B 2020-21)
- -
CHEM3042 Directed Studies in Biology/Chemistry/Environmental Sciences
(Download Application Form)
B3/B4 1-4 A/B -

-

CHEM3052# Chemistry Beyond the Molecule: Supramolecular Chemistry B3 3 B
(not offered in 2020-21)
CHEM2006
CHEM2007
-
CHEM3053# Computational Chemistry B3 3 B
(not offered in 2020-21)
- -
CHEM3055# Green Chemistry
B3 3 B
(not offered in 2020-21)
CHEM2006
CHEM2007
CHEM2008
-
CHEM3068 General Ecology B3 4 A - CHEM2067
CHEM3068A General Ecology B3 3 A - CHEM2067
CHEM3069
(CHEM3069A)
Animal Physiology
(equivalent course: BMS3201)
B3 4
(3)
B
(not offered)
CHEM2066 or BMS2201 and
CHEM2067
-
CHEM3074
(CHEM3074A)
Plant Physiology B3 4
(3)
A
(not offered in 2020-21)
CHEM2067 -
CHEM3081 Chemical Biology of DNA and RNA B3 3 A - CHEM2071 or
CHEM2003 or CHEM2007
CHEM3082# Graphene: Fundamentals and Emergent Applications B3 3 A - PHY1201, BCH1100, CHEM1300 CHEM2008
CHEM3083# Cosmetic Chemistry B3 3 B
(not offered in 2020-21)
CHEM2006
CHEM2007
-
CHEM4021
(CHEM4021A)
Environmental Pollution B4 4
(3)
A - CHEM2067
(CHEM2067 or BMS1801 or CHEM1807)
CHEM4022
(CHEM4022A)
Environmental Toxicology B4 4
(3)
A - -
CHEM4023#
(CHEM4023A)
Biological Treatment of Wastes B4 4
(3)
B
(not offered in 2020-21)

-

-
CHEM4029# Advanced Analytical Chemistry
B4 4 A
(not offered in 2020-21)
CHEM2004 CHEM3027
CHEM4030# Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
B4 4 B
- CHEM3014
CHEM4031# Advanced Organic Chemistry B4 4 B - CHEM2007 CHEM3015
CHEM4033# Industrial Chemistry B4 4 A
(not offered in 2020-21)
CHEM2006
CHEM2007
CHEM2008
-
CHEM4034# Environmental Control and Waste Treatment B4 4 B
(not offered in 2020-21)
-

-

CHEM4035#
(CHEM4035A)
Environmental Measurements B4 4
(3)
B
(to be offered in Sem A 2020-21)
- CHEM2004
(CHEM2004A)
CHEMH2005
(CHEM2005A)
CHEM4036 Project B4 6 A and B,
Summer 2021
- -
CHEM4037 Seminar Series B4 3 A and B,
Summer 2021
- -
CHEM4039
(CHEM4039A)
Environmental Conservation and Resources Management B4 4
(3)
A
(to be offered in Sem B 2020-21)
- -
CHEM4040 Environmental Impact Assessment B4 4 B
(not offered)
- -
CHEM4040A Environmental Impact Assessment B4 3 B
(not offered)
CHEM1807  CHEM3068A
and/or
CHEM4021A
CHEM4041# Selected Topics in Chemistry B4 4 A
(not offered in 2020-21)
- -
CHEM4043# Food Chemistry
B4 3 A
(not offered in 2020-21)

CHEM2003 or
CHEM2007

-
CHEM4045# Medicinal Chemistry B4 3 B
(not offered in 2020-21)
-

CHEM2007

CHEM4051# Forensic Chemistry B4 3 A CHEM2004 or
BCH1100 / CHEM1300 for students intending to take a Minor in Forensic Studies only)
 
CHEM4054# Chemical Bonding and Molecular Spectroscopy B4 3 B
(not offered in 2020-21)
CHEM2006 or CHEM2007 -
CHEM4063 Systems Biology B4 4 B
(not offered in 2020-21)
CHEM3017
or
CHEM4017
-
CHEM4064 Biological Techniques and Instrumentation B4 4 B - CHEM2003
CHEM4073#
(CHEM4073A)
Soil and Terrestrial Plant Ecology B4 4
(3)
B
(not offered)
- CHEM2067
and/or
CHEM3068
and/or
CHEM3074
CHEM4078
(CHEM4078A)
Aquatic Ecology B4 4
(3)
B
- CHEM2067
and/or
CHEM3068
CHEM4079# Food Microbes, Toxins and Public Health B4 4 B
(not offered)
CHEM2003
CHEM2013
CHEM2066
-
CHEM4084# Crystallography/Solid-state Inorganic Chemistry B4 4 A
(not offered in 2020-21)
CHEM2006 -
CHEM4085# Testing and Certification Sciences B4 4 B
(not offered in 2020-21)
CHEM2004 CHEM3027

# Courses offered in alternate years

Postgraduate Courses

Course Code Course Title Level Units Worth Sem Pre-requisite Pre-cursor
CHEM6118 Advanced Chemical Instrumentation
(for MSc students only)
P6 3 A - -
CHEM6119 Frontiers in Chemical Biology P6 3 A - -
CHEM6120 Selected Topics in Chemistry & Molecular Sciences
(for MSc students only)
P6 4 B - -
CHEM6121 Academic and Industrial Research, Development and Innovation P6 3 A - -
CHEM6122 Advanced Seminar Series
(for MSc students only)
P6 4 A&B - -
CHEM6123 Postgraduate Symposium
(for MSc students only)
P6 1 B - -
CHEM6124 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)
-
-
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
-

-

CHEM8008 Advanced Chemical Instrumentation for Research

R8

3

A

-

-

CHEM8009# Advanced Neurobiology R8 4 B
(not offered in 2020-21)

-

-

CHEM8010M+^ Introduction to Scientific Research R8 2 A&B
(not offered in 2020-21)
- -
CHEM8011M+^ Chemical Safety and Advanced Instrumentation for Research R8 2 B
(not offered in 2020-21)
- -
CHEM8012# Natural Product Chemistry and Biosynthesis R8 3 A    
CHEM8013# Polymer Chemistry R8 3 A
(not offered in 2020-21)
   
CHEM8014# Nanochemistry and Nanobiotechnology R8 3 B
(not offered in 2020-21)
   
CHEM8015# Materials Chemistry for Energy Technologies R8 3 B
(not offered in 2020-21)
   
CHEM8016# Solid State Analysis R8 3 B    
CHEM8017 Research Methodology and Ethics R8 2 A    
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
R8
4
B
(not offered)
-
-
Advanced Organic Chemistry
R8
4
B
(not offered)
-
-
Advanced Analytical Biochemistry
R8
4
B
(not offered)
-
-
CHEM8141# Selected Topics in Modern Chemistry R8 3 B    
CHEM8142# Photochemistry R8 3 A
(not offered)
   
Forensic Chemistry
R8
3
A
(not offered)
-
-
CHEM8154# Advanced Chemical Bonding and Molecular Spectroscopy R8 4 B
(not offered)
-
-

# courses will be offered in alternate year.
^ courses for CHEM students only.
% Approval from Head (CHEM) should be sought by submitting the "CHEM8004 Postgraduate Directed Studies
Application
Form" to CHEM Department before registering for CHEM8004A, CHEM8004B.  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 August 2020