Diploma in Science Technology (Chemistry)

Undergraduate Programme

Diploma in Science Technology (Chemistry)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the Diploma in Science Technology (Chemistry) shall be done in accordance with the Kyambogo University procedures and regulations. In addition, a candidate shall be eligible for admission to the programme on meeting the following minimum qualifications:

  • Direct Entry

Admission to the Diploma in Science Technology in Chemistry under the Direct Entry Scheme shall require a person to have:

  1. A Uganda Certificate of Education with passes in Sciences or its equivalent
  2. Obtained one Advanced level passes in Chemistry, and either Physics, Mathematics or Biology at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent.

For the purpose of computing entry points, the subjects shall be weighted as follows:

Weight 3              Chemistry

Weight 2              Physics, Biology, Mathematics and Technical Drawing

Weight 1              General paper and sub-mathematics

Weight 0.5          any other related subject

  • Certificate Entry

Admission to the Diploma in Science Technology in Chemistry under the Certificate Holders Entry Scheme shall require a person be holding at least a credit Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) from a recognized institution.

  • Mature Age Entry

A mature entrant who has sat and passed prescribed entry examinations administered by the University and/or the Uganda National Council for Higher Education

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

The Diploma in Science Technology (Chemistry) shall be a day and evening programme lasting for a minimum period of four (4) semesters.  Each academic year shall consist of two (2) semesters of (17) weeks of which fifteen (15) are for teaching and two (2) weeks of examination.  A recess term for Industrial Attachment shall be twelve (12) weeks.

Program Structure

Course Code

Course Name

L

P

CH

CU

DSC 1101

Thermodynamics and Surface Chemistry

30

30

45

3

DSC 1102

Atomic Structure and Bonding

30

30

45

3

DSC 1103

Technical Drawing in Chemistry

30

60

60

4

DSC 1104

General Laboratory Techniques & Organization

30

60

60

4

DSC 1105

Basic Measurements & Vacuum techniques

30

30

45

3

HM 1101

Communication Skill and Humanities

30

30

45

3

Semester Load = 20

Semester Two

Course Code

Course Name

L

P

CH

CU

DSC 1201

Introduction to Biochemistry

30

30

45

3

DSC 1202

Mathematics for Chemists and Technicians

30

30

45

3

DSC 1203

Analytical Chemistry

30

30

45

3

DSC 1204

Periodicity and Coordination Chemistry

30

30

45

3

DSC 1205

Photography Audio Visual Aid

30

30

45

2

IT 1108

Introduction to Computer Science and Applications

30

30

45

3

Semester Load = 17

Recess Term (core course)

DSC 1301

Industrial Training I

00

480

60

4

Total First Year Credits = 41

Course Code

Course Name

L

P

CH

CU

DSC 2101

Materials Science

30

30

45

3

DSC 2102

Aromatics and Aliphatic Compounds

30

30

45

3

DSC 2103

Electro-techniques

30

30

45

3

DSC 2104

Industrial Stoichiometry

30

30

45

3

DSC 2105

Microscopy & Microbiological Techniques

30

30

45

2

DSC 2106

Workshop Practice

30

30

45

3

Semester Load = 17

Semester Two

Course Code

Course Name

L

P

CH

CU

DSC 2201

Introduction to Engineering Mathematics

30

30

45

3

DSC 2202

Heat and Mass Transfer Processes

30

30

45

3

DSC 2203

Environmental Chemistry

30

30

45

3

DSC 2204

Metabolism and Biochemical techniques

30

30

45

3

IT 2208

Database Management Systems

30

30

45

3

HM 2201

Entrepreneurship Skills

30

30

45

3

Semester Load = 18

Recess Term (core course)

DSC 2301

Industrial Training II       

00

480

60

4

Total Second Year Load = 39