Chemistry

Chemistry as Second Major

Program Structure & Curriculum Rationale

Chemistry has played an important role in the rich and varied history of human civilisation and remains an integral part of our modern technological society. The Chemistry second major provides essential training in inorganic, organic, physical, and analytical chemistry. In addition to learning essential concepts of chemistry, the course also emphasizes on hands-on training in laboratory techniques. Students will learn how to synthesize, analyze and separate molecules. Chemistry is the central science, linking many diverse subjects from the microscopic world of molecular biology to space and beyond. The second major provide a good value-add to students who wish to consider managerial career in chemical industry, financial industry, as well as provide a good training ground in transdiciplinary research career in life science, materials chemistry or physics.

Course Structure

Updated 10 July 2017

To be awarded a degree with second major in Chemistry, candidates must satisfy the following:

^ Students in the Minor programme who have passed CM2142, but yet to complete either CM2191 or CM2192 in AY16/17
and before, would be precluded from CM2192, and hence should opt for CM2191
# UROPS CM3288 can be counted as 4 MCs. However, if two semesters work of UROPS is completed, CM3289 will not
be counted

 

With effect from AY2007/08, students reading chemistry as a second major can read 1 level 4000 module in place of a level 3000 elective module.

Preclusions

Students reading a primary major in Applied Chemistry or Food Science and Technology; or a minor in Analytical Chemistry.

Career Path/Job Prospects

In Singapore, the Department's main mission is training the vital human resource needed for the growth of the national economy. Our graduates, both generalist as well as specialists, are found in the private and the public sectors. These graduates occupy a myriad of jobs at all levels within the chemical, petrochemical, food, beverage, biomedical, pharmaceutical and electronics industries. Our graduates serve in government and quasi organisations, and in our schools and junior colleges. Our graduates with advanced degrees find ready employment in Singapore in the private and the public sectors. These graduates occupy a myriad of jobs at all levels within the chemical, petrochemical, food, beverage, biomedical, pharmaceutical and electronics industries. Increasingly, R&D positions are becoming available in the universities, polytechnics, research institutes and industry.