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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

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Description of the Degree programme
The  Bachelor  of Science degree  in Chemistry  is an  undergraduate  degree programme  that will enroll students  to pursue Chemistry or in combination with other  subjects like; physics, education,  and biology. When in combination with other subjects it will be treated as a major subject and the others as minor subjects. The chemistry program covers the five main branches of chemistry, namely organic, biochemistry, inorganic, physical and analytical. In addition students may specialize in clinical analysis or industrial chemistry.  In all cases theoretical and applied knowledge are both reinforced and supplemented by a diverse selection of experimental work, a necessary facet of chemistry. Rationale        Chemistry is at the center of all life systems and it acts as the engine for all life forms to function.  It has a wide application even in technology and thus has a big and wide labour market potential. In Tanzania most of the produce is exported raw there is a need to add value to our products so that they may fetch a higher price in the world market.  Chemical knowledge is key to these food processing industries. Graduates are generally required in research, teaching, and main government ministries and institutions. In Tanzania the  specific potential  employers are:  Government Chemist,  Tanzania Bureau  of Standards (TBS),  Commission  of Science and  Technology (COSTEC), Tanzania Food  and  Nutrition  Centre  (TFNC), Tanzania Pesticides  Research  Institute (TPRI), National  Institute of Medical Research (NIMR),  Universities,  and Ministries  to mention  just a few.
Programme objectives         
The objective of the B.Sc.  chemistry  major  is to train  students  in both  the  theory  and  practice  of the  major branches  of chemistry.  Our broad  chemistry  training  prepares  students  to work in such diverse  fields as  research  and  development,  teaching,  quality  control  and industrial production.  The specializations enhance the career marketability of chemistry graduates.
Programme outcomes at the end of the B.Sc. (Chemistry) training the students are expected to:

    1. Have a deep understanding of all the main branched of chemistry that will enable them to be employed in diverse institutions that need a chemist.
    2. Have a deep understanding in a specific area of chemistry in the third year that will make them specialists.
    3. be able to tackle problems in the field and the environment of a chemical nature.

Programme structure   The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry of the University of Bagamoyo will be a day taught programme and will be offered to students not below 20 and not above 150. Students must have not less than 90 units for them to be awarded the degree in three years.  Exchange students may be admitted to the second year of study for those who have completed the first year from Universities which have an equivalent curriculum to that of the University of Bagamoyo.
The courses will have a taught theoretical session in class, a practical class in the field and industrial training of not less than four weeks for two years.  The practical sessions can also take the form of seminars and student presentations in class.  Students shall also be required to conduct a short research on a selected topic and present the findings in a dissertation. The details of the apportionment of marks within a course are itemized under each course description.

Course Schedules
B.Sc. Chemistry

First Year Semester
One Common course


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

LG  1195

Perspectives  in development-1

2

1

core

SCA1195

Intro.  to Microcomputers

2

1

core

CTS1195

Comm.  and Thinking  skills

2

1

core

 

Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

LG   1195

Perspectives in dev.  II

2

2

core

SEV1211

Environmental  science

2

2

core

EBD1195

Entrepreneur.  and business dev.

3

2

core

SSM1211

Scientific methods

2

2

core

Semester One
Core Courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

CHE1120

Basic physical chemistry

2

1

core

CHE1121

Basic analytical chemistry

2

1

core

CHE1122

Organic  chemistry-1

2

1

core

CHE1123

Chemistry  practicals-1

2

1

core

CHE1124

Methods  of chemical analysis

2

1

core

SLG1195

Perspectives  in development

2

1

core

CTS1195

Communication skills

2

1

core

Second semester
core courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

CHE1125

Chemistry  practicals-II

2

2

core

CHE1126

Intro.  electr.  structure, spectrosc.

2

2

core

CHE1127

Methods  of chemical separation

2

2

core

CHE1128

Basic inorganic  chemistry

2

2

core

MAT100

Calculus for science students

2

2

core

SLG1295

Perspectives  in development-II

2

2

core

SCA1195

Intro.  to microcomputers

2

2

core

CHE1129

Practical training-1

2

2

core

Semester Two
Core Courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

CHE2224

Chemical  thermodynamics

2

2

core

CHE2126

Chemistry  practicals V

2

2

core

CHE2227

Organic  synthesis  methods

3

2

core

CHE2228

Chemistry  practicals VI

2

2

core

CHE2229

Environmental analytical chemistry

2

2

core

CHE2220

Organic  struct., reactions,  mechanisms

2

2

core

CHE2221

Practical training-II

2

2

core

Third Year
Stream A-Analytical Chemistry
Semester One
Core Courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

CHE3120

Project  work

1.5

1

core

CHE2228

Chemistry  practicals-VI

2

1

core

CHE3122

Quantum chemistry

2

1

core

CHE3123

Quality control, assurance, waste man.

2

1

core

CHE3124

Organometallic chemistry

2

1

core

CHE3125

Chemistry  practicals-IX

2

1

core

EBD3195

Small business entrepreneurship

3

1

core

Semester Two
Second semester
core courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

CHE3220

Project  work

1.5

2

core

CHE3226

Molecular spectroscopy

2

2

core

CHE3227

Chemical  speciation  analysis

2

2

core

CHE2225

Chemistry  practicals-V

2

2

core

CHE3228

Forensic  analysis

2

2

core

CHE3229

Bioactive  organic compounds

2

2

core

CHE3221

Electrochemistry

2

2

core

Stream B-Industrial Chemistry
First semester core courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

CHE3220

Project  work

1.5

1

core

CHE2228

Chemistry  practicals VI

2

1

core

CHE3122

Quantum chemistry

2

1

core

CHE3129

Colloid chemistry

2

1

core

CHE3124

Organometallic chemistry

2

1

core

CHE3125

Chemistry  practicals  IX

2

1

core

CHE3126

Molecular spectroscopy

2

1

core

EBD3195

Small business entrepreneur.

3

1

core

Semester Two
Second semester
core courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

CHE3220

Project  work

1.5

2

core

CHE3223

Industrial chemistry

2

2

core

CHE2225

Chemistry  practical-V

2

2

core

CHE3224

Chemical kinetics and electrochem.

2

2

core

CHE3229

Bioactive  organic compounds

2

2

core

CHE3225

Natural products  chemistry

2

2

core

CHE3221

Electrochemistry

2

2

core

Optional courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

CHE3211

Polymer  chemistry

2

 

option

CHE3212

Pulp  and paper technology

2

 

option

CHE3213

Industrial organic chemistry

2

 

option

CHE3214

Medicinal chemistry

2

 

option

CHE3210

Forensic  chemistry

2

 

option

CHE3215

Biochemistry

2

 

option

CHE3216

Fuel chemistry  and technology

2

 

option

CHE3217

Advanced  spectroscopy

2

 

option

CHE3218

Clinical chemistry  I

2

 

option

CHE3219

Clinical chemistry  -II

2

 

option

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