Course Structure and Duration (M.Sc Organic Chemistry)

(i) The course shall be evaluated in terms of units; a course unit being defined as series of 45 one-hour lecture equivalents.  For this purpose one 1-hour lecture is equivalent to one 2-hour tutorial or one 3-hour practical or any combination of these that may be recommended by the School Board and approved by Senate.

 (ii) The course consists of coursework, continuous assessment, written examination and a research project.

 (iii) The continuous assessment shall comprise tests, assignments, practical in certain units and term papers.

 (iv) The candidate shall be required to take 10 course units; 9 of which shall be core and 1 elective.

 (v) In second year the candidate shall undertake a mandatory research and thesis equivalent to eight course units.

 (vi) The course shall be covered in a minimum of four (4) and maximum of eight (8) semesters of 15 weeks each.

Course Outline

 

Year One

Course unit

 

Course title

Hours

Semester

SCH 501

Advanced Organometallic Chemistry       

45

 

SCH 502

Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry              

45

 

SCH 511

Advanced Organic Synthesis                                

45

 

SCH 512

Physical Organic Chemistry                                   

45

 

SCH 513

Advanced Organic Spectroscopy                             

45

 

SCH 514

Secondary Metabolites                                                  

45

 

SCH 515

Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry        

45

 

DMS 502 

Research Methods                                          

45

 

SCH 521

Advanced Chemical Thermodynamics                 

45

 

ELECTIVES

SCH 522  

Advanced Electrochemistry    

45

 

SCA 503      

Advanced Electroanalytical Chemistry

45

 

SCH 508  

Chemical Applications of Group Theory                    

 

45

 

SCH 516

Special Topics in Organic Chemistry                               

45

 

Year Two

SCH 620

8 units

360