Environmental Chemistry Minor


National University of Singapore

and

University of Toronto


The Faculty of Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto (UofT) in Canada have instigated a joint initiative to foster closer ties between the two universities and to give the students from these faculties the exciting opportunity to travel and study in different academic environments. In the first instance, the initiative involves Minor Programmes in Environmental Biology and Environmental Chemistry.

The Department of Chemistry has coordinated the Environmental Chemistry Minor with the Department of Chemistry and Centre for Environment at UofT. As part of this programme students from the Faculty of Science will travel to the UofT in the 2nd Semester of their third year to study modules towards the Environmental Chemistry Minor.

Aim of the Environmental Chemistry minor program

The Environmental Chemistry minor program focuses on developing an understanding of the chemical impacts of humankind's activities on the soil, air, and water. Emphasis is given to developing analytical skills and a mechanistic understanding of the subject.

Course Details

To be awarded a minor in Environmental Chemistry, NUS students are required to read and pass the following:

Requirements for Cohort 2014 and before

Requirements for Cohort 2015 and after

CM2121 Organic Chemistry (NUS module)

CM2121 Organic Chemistry (NUS module)

GEK1535 Our atmosphere: a chemical perspective (NUS module)

CM3261 Environmental Chemistry (NUS module)

ENV237H/ENV238H Physics of the Changing Environment (UofT module)

ENV237H/ENV238H Physics of the Changing Environment (UofT module)

CHM317H Introduction to Instrumental Methods of Analysis (UofT module) OR CM3242 Instrumental Analysis II (NUS module)

CHM317H Introduction to Instrumental
Methods of Analysis (UofT module) OR CM3242 Instrumental Analysis II (NUS module)

CHM310H Environmental Chemistry (UofT module)

CHM310H Environmental Chemistry (UofT module)

CHM415H Topics in Atmospheric Chemistry (UofT module)

CHM415H Topics in Atmospheric Chemistry (UofT module)

 

Note 1: Students whose major includes the CM modules taken for this minor, not more than 8 MCs are allowed to be double-counted. The duration of the overseas exchange is one semester in UofT, from Jan to May.

Note 2: There is a prerequisite of Physics A level for one of the compulsory Toronto modules. Those students without Physics A level will need to pass  the bridging module PC1221 before leaving on the exchange

 

Financial Responsibilities


For their studies at UofT, students pay tuition fees to NUS only. However, they will have to pay for their airfare, accommodation, books, health insurance, living expenses (food, public transport etc.).



Eligibility


The Environmental Chemistry Minor is open to all NUS students from the Faculty of Science who have completed their second year of undergraduate studies.



Application


For students who are interested, please download and submit the application form, together with your resume, to the Chemistry Administrative Office. Application deadline for the AY2014/2015 placement will be 23 February 2015.

Click here for application form.

Please direct your enquiries to chmwatt@nus.edu.sg