Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemistry JPT/BPP(MQA/PA6152)12/20

The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemistry programme aims to provide students with a strong foundation in the theories and concepts of chemistry, develop student’s analytical thinking and decision making skills and prepares them for careers as chemists, scientific officers, researchers, product technologists and even as an academician. This programme is an essential contribution to the chemical, pharmaceutical, forensics, and biotechnology industries as the programme delivers fundamental knowledge about chemistry and proper practical skills relevant to the industry. The programme content is designed to keep up with the global pace in sustainable development and a secured working environment through safety practices. The need to educate and produce highly knowledgeable and well-trained human talents in chemistry, exposed to various chemistry practices and theories, is paramount to complement various efforts by leading industries that contribute to nation’s total exports of chemicals and chemical products.

Programme objectives

  • To produce graduates that have knowledge, understanding and practical skills related to the field of chemistry.
  • To produce graduates who understand the challenges, technological advancements and competitive nature of the chemical industry in harnessing it for the benefit of society and the nation.
  • To produce graduates who are capable to solve chemistry based problems.
  • To ensure graduates have good communication and interpersonal skills as required for employment in various sectors.

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Demonstrate firm knowledge in fundamentals and applications of chemistry.
  • Use scientific techniques to design and perform chemistry laboratory experiments to analyse and interpret results.
  • Perform research and development in chemistry and chemistry related fields with creativity and innovation.
  • Practise ethical values and professionalism in chemistry and chemistry related fields.
  • Communicate with confidence and manage resources efficiently.
  • Demonstrate entrepreneurship and managerial skills in managing projects.
  • Engage in continuous professional development to identify problems and issues facing the globalised world.

Programme content

The following courses make up the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chemistry (JPT/BPP(MQA/PA6152)12/20) programme curriculum:

Matapelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU)



  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Malaysian Economy
  • Community Service


  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Communication Skills
  • Malaysian Economy
  • Community Service
University Courses
  • Professional Communication I
  • Professional Communication II
  • Study of Society
  • Co-Curriculum
Compulsory Courses
  • General Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry 1
  • Introductory Biology
  • Mathematics for Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry 1
  • Inorganic Chemistry 1
  • Organic Chemistry 1
  • Applied Statistics
  • Analytical Chemistry 2
  • Physical Chemistry 2
  • Inorganic Chemistry 2
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Research Methodology and Data Analysis
  • Organic Chemistry 2
  • Surface Chemistry & Heterogeneous Processes
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Chemical Safety and Security
  • Quality Assurance for Laboratories
  • Industrial Training
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Research Project
  • Scientific Writing
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Industrial Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Combustion and Explosion
  • Food Chemistry
  • Industrial Inorganic Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Toxicology and Chemistry of Drugs

Minimum entry requirements

Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Pass STPM with minimum principle passes in two (2) subjects including Science and a pass in English Language
and pass in English Language at Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent
A-Level Pass A-Level with a minimum passes in any two (2) subjects including Science and a pass in English Language at SPM or equivalent
South Australian Matriculation (SAM)  Pass with Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) 70, and Grade B in two (2) subjects including Science
Canadian Pre-University Pass with an average of 70% in two (2) subjects including Science and pass in English Language
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)  Pass with Grade B in five (5) subjects including Science and a pass in English Language
QIUP Foundation in Science Minimum CGPA 2.00 and a pass in English Language at SPM or equivalent
Foundation in the relevant field Minimum CGPA 2.00 and a pass in English Language at SPM or equivalent
Matriculation Certificate Minimum CGPA 2.00 and a pass in English Language at SPM or equivalent
Diploma (Level 4, MQF)  in the relevant field Pass with minimum CGPA 2.00 and a pass English Language at SPM or equivalent
Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia

Intakes: 3 intakes in a year

Duration: Full-time – 3 years

Mode of Study: Full-time

Mode of Delivery: 
Lectures, Tutorials, Practical, Seminars, Case-studies, Problem-based Learning Sessions, Research Project, Industrial Training.
Mid Semester Examination, Practical Reports, Final Examination, Assignments, Case-Study Reports and Project Reports.