Bachelor of Science Technology (Chemistry)

Undergraduate Programme

Bachelor Of Science Technology (Chemistry)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the Bachelor of 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

For admission under the direct entry scheme, a candidate should   have Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with two Advanced level passes obtained at the same sitting in Chemistry and either Physics, Mathematics, Biology or Technical Drawing.

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

                Essential (3):  Chemistry

                Relevant (2):  Mathematics, Physics, Technical drawing, Biology

                Desirable (1):  General paper, sub mathematics

                Others (0.5):  Any other relevant science subject

  • Diploma Holders

This section outlines the different entry schemes for candidates who are not direct entrants of senior six but are diplona holders

  • Entry into year 1

All candidates with a Pass Diploma in Science Technology (Chemistry/ Biochemistry Techniques) or Science Technology (Chemistry), or any other relevant diploma shall be eligible for entry into year 1.

  • Entry into year 2

All candidates with a minimum Credit or Second Class (lower) Diploma in Science Technology (Chemistry /Biochemistry Techniques) or Science Technology (Chemistry) from a recognized institution shall be eligible for entry into semester one (1) of year two (2)

  • Degree holders           

Any candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in a Science-based field shall be eligible for admission onto the programme in year one.

  • Mature Age entry scheme

A candidate shall be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Science Technology (Chemistry) programme into year 1 on passing Mature Age entry examinations administered by Kyambogo University.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

The Bachelor of Science Technology (Chemistry) Programme is a full-time Day and Evening Programme conducted in either of the following ways:       

  • Six (6) Semesters i.e. 3 years for holders of Advanced level qualifications, Diplomas in 6 (i) (c) and (d).
  • Four (4) semesters i.e. 2 years for holders of Diplomas in 6(b) (ii). The Department shall work out all the appropriate credit transfers not exceeding 40% of the minimum programme load. Each academic year shall consist of two semesters where each semester shall consist of 15 weeks of teaching and two weeks of examination.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Semester One

CODE COURSE TITLEL   PCHCU
SST 1101Thermodynamics and Surface Chemistry3030453
SST 1102Basic Measurements & Vacuum Techniques3030453
SST 1103Atomic Structure and Bonding3030453
SST 1104General  Laboratory Techniques & Organization3030453
SST 1105Engineering Drawing3030453
SST 1106Workshop Practice3030453
HM 1101Communication Skills & Humanities3030453

IT 1108

Introduction to Computer Science and Applications

30

30

45

3

 Total Credit units   25
Semester load = 26 CU

Semester Two

CODE

COURSE TITLE

L

    P

CH

CU

SST 1201

Periodicity and Coordination Chemistry

30

30

45

3

SST 1202

Analytical Chemistry 

30

30

45

3

SST 1203

Introduction to Biochemistry

30

30

45

3

SST1204

Aromatics and Aliphatic Compounds

30

30

45

3

SST 1205

Photography and Audio Visual Aid

15

30

30

2

SST 1206

Mathematics for Chemists and Technologists 

30

30

45

3

SST 1207

Industrial Stoichiometry

30

30

45

3

SST 1208

Electro techniques

30

30

45

3

 

Total Credit Units

   

23

Semester load = 23 CU

Recess Term (Core Course)

SST1301

Industrial Training I

00

480

60

4

  1. NB. 1 contact hour is equivalent to 8 in-house working hours.

Total Year One Credits = 53

Semester One

CODE

COURSE TITLE

L

    P

CH

CU

SST 2101

Fluid Mechanics and Flow Systems

30

30

45

3

SST 2102

Metabolism, Molecular Genetics and Biochemical Techniques

30

30

45

3

SST 2103

Heterocyclics and Natural products

30

30

45

3

SST 2104

Materials Science

30

30

45

3

SST 2105

Microscopy & Microbiological Techniques

30

30

45

3

SST 2106

Introduction to Engineering Mathematics

45

00

45

3

SST 2107

Electrochemistry and Kinetics

30

30

45

3

HM 2101

Entrepreneurship and Accounting for Scientists

45

00

45

3

 

    

24

                                                                                                                     Semester Load = 24 CU

Semester Two

CODE

COURSE TITLE

L

    P

CH

CU

SST 2201

Heat and Mass Transfer Processes

30

30

45

3

SST 2202

Instrumental Methods of Analysis

30

30

45

3

SST 2203

Environmental Chemistry

30

30

45

3

SST 2204

Industrial Organization & Management

45

00

45

3

SST 2205

Paint Technology

30

30

45

3

SST 2205

Research Methods

30

30

45

3

IT 2208

Programming Languages and Database Management Systems

30

30

45

3

 

    

21

                                                                                                                                Semester Load = 21 CU

Recess Term (Core Course)

SST 2301

Industrial Training II

00

480

60

4

Total Second Year Credits = 49

Semester One

CODE

COURSE TITLE

L

P

CH

CU

SST 3101

Environmental Quality Management

30

30

45

3

SST 3102

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

30

30

45

3

SST 3103

Chemical Plant and Reactor Design

45

00

45

3

SST 3104

Process Control & Analysis

30

30

45

3

SST 3105

Polymer & Rubber Technology

30

30

45

3

SST 3106

Industrial Relations and Lab our Laws

45

00

45

3

SST 3107

Introduction to Food Processing Technology

30

30

45

3

SST 3108

Production Engineering

30

30

45

3

 

    

25

Semester load = 25 CU

Semester Two

CODE

COURSE TITLE

L

P

CH

CU

SST 3201

Textile Chemical Technology

30

30

45

3

SST 3202

Oil and Gas Processing and Petrochemicals 

30

30

45

3

SST 3203

Ceramic, Cement and Glass Technology

30

30

45

3

SST 3204

Pharmaceutical Industries

30

30

45

3

SST 3205

Medicinal Chemistry

30

30

45

3

SST 3206

Cosmetic Science and Technology

30

30

45

3

SST 3307

Individual Projects

30

90

75

5

 

    

23

                                               Semester load = 23 CU

Total third year credits = 48