Saturday, 19 October 2019

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

Course Description

Industrial Chemistry is the branch of chemistry which applies physical and chemical processes towards the transformation of raw materials into products that are of benefit to humanity. The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry degree programme is to produce graduates who will be highly skilled in this activity. We do this by first giving the students a strong foundation in chemistry, mathematics and physics. The Industrial Chemistry graduate is a chemist with knowledge linkages in engineering, chemical processing, economics and industrial management.
Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the graduates will:

  1. Have skills to enable them understand, develop and modify industrial technologies and hence promote industrial development.
  2. Be able to operate and manage industrial equipment, processes and plants.
  3. Have the potential to pursue careers in academia, research and consultancy.
  4. Have a broad understanding of chemistry.

Entry Requirements

A candidate who wishes to register must have the minimum University general admissions requirements.
In addition to meeting (a) above, candidates wishing to register for Bachelor of Science in Environmental Chemistry must have any of the following:
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent qualifications, with passes in at least three subjects in either of the following two alternatives (A or B),

Alternative A

Alternative B

Chemistry   C+

Physical Sciences C+

Biology        C+

Biological Sciences         C+

Physics       C+

Geography            C+

Geography C+

Mathematics                  C+

Mathematics         C+

 

 

Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE), or equivalent qualification with at least two principal passes (of which one must be in chemistry)
Ordinary Diploma/Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualifications in the sciences with at least a pass
Science/Technical Diploma from Teachers Training Colleges or equivalent qualifications in the sciences
A science/technology based degree or a non-science based degree with a minimum of C+ in chemistry or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University
 
Candidates who may not have fulfilled conditions in (b) above may be considered for admission provided they present evidence of having undertaken and passed relevant bridging courses from an institution recognized by the University and MUST have scored at least grade C in the subject(s) for which bridging has been undertaken.

Credit Transfer and Exemptions
A candidate may be exempted from some course units and credit transferred from approved institutions, subject to the following conditions.
Request for exemption should be made in writing, on admission, addressed to the Dean, School of Physical Sciences and must be accompanied by officially endorsed supporting documents including the institutions syllabuses for the relevant courses
No candidate shall be exempted from more than one third of the total number of units required for a course
A candidate may be required to sit and pass applicable University of Nairobi examinations in the relevant course units, provided they have paid the appropriate examination fees
Payment of appropriate exemption fees

Course Duration

The course shall be evaluated in terms of units; a course unit being defined as a 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.
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree shall take a minimum of 44 units during the four years study.

 

Course Outline

First Year

 

 

 

All units COMPULSORY

Units

 

Hrs

 

SCH 101:

General and Inorganic Chemistry

1

 

45

 

SCH 102:

Introduction to Organic Chemistry, Chemistry of Alkanes and cycloalkanes

1

 

45

 

SCH 103:

General and Physical Chemistry

1

 

45

 

SCI 104:

Foundations of Computer Science

1

 

45

 

SCA 101:

Safety Methods in the Laboratory

1

 

45

 

SMA 101:

Basic Mathematics

1

 

45

 

SMA 103:

Calculus 1

1

 

45

 

SMA 104:

Calculus 2

1

 

45

 

SCI 101:

Elements of Physics I

1

 

45

 

Common Undergraduate Courses

 

 

 

 

CCS 001:

Communication Skills

1

 

45

 

CCS 009:

Elements of Economics

1

 

45

 

CCS 010:

HIV and AIDS

1

 

45

 

Second Year

 

 

 

All units COMPULSORY

 

 

SCH 201:

Chemistry of the Main Block Elements

1

 

45

 

SCH 202:

The Chemistry of Alkyl Halides, Alcohols, Ethers Alkenes, Alkynes and Aromatic Compounds

1

 

45

 

SCH 203:   Thermodynamics I and Thermochemistry

1

 

45

 

SCH 204:   Introduction to Reaction Kinetics and Electrochemistry

1

 

45

 

SCH 205:   Group Theory and its Chemical Applications

1

 

45

 

SCH 206:   Organic Acids, Amines, Esters and Phenols

1

 

45

 

SCI 204     Technical Drawing

1

 

45

 

SCE 201:   Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

1

 

45

 

SCI 202:    Introduction to unit operations

1

 

45

 

SCI 203:    Elements of Physics (II)

1

 

45

 

SCA 201    Quantitative Analysis

1

 

45

 

SMA 208:   Ordinary Differential Equations

1

 

45

 

SMA 209:   Elements of Algebra

1

 

45

 

Third Year

 

 

 

Core Units

 

 

SCH 301:   Theory of Spectroscopy

1

I

45

 

SCH 302:   Stereochemistry and Synthesis of Organic Compounds

1

I

45

 

SCH 303:   Thermodynamics II and Phase Equilibria

1

II

45

 

SCH 304:   Coordination Chemistry

1

II

45

 

SCH 305:   Amino acids, Peptides, Proteins, Carbohydrates and Nucleic acids

1

II

45

 

SCI 301:    Fluid flow, Heat and Mass transfer

1

II

45

 

SCI 302:    Material and Energy Balance

1

II

45

 

SCI 303:    Biotechnology

1

II

45

 

Elective Units

 

 

 

SCI 304:    Basic Industrial Chemicals

1

I

45

SCI 305:    Formulation Chemistry and Technology

1

 

45

SCI 306:    Agro-based Industries and Industrial Processes

1

I

45

SCA 301:   Instrumental Methods of Analysis I

1

I

45

SCA 305:   Statistics for Chemists

1

 

45

Fourth Year

 

 

Core Units

 

SCH 401:   Chemistry of Transition Elements

1

 

45

SCH 402:   Heterocyclic Chemistry

1

 

45

SCH 403:   Surface and Colloid Chemistry

1

 

45

SCH 404:   Organometallic Chemistry

1

 

45

SCH 405:   Further Chemical Kinetics and Electrochemistry

1

 

45

SCI 401:    Reactor Design

1

 

45

SCI 402:    Unit Processes in Organic Synthesis

1

 

45

SCI 403:    Entrepreneurship and Business Management

1

 

45

Electives Units

 

 

 

SCI 404:    Petroleum and Polymer Processing

1

 

45

SCI 405:    Fine Chemicals for Pharmaceuticals

1

 

45

SCI 406:    Materials Science

1

 

45

SCI 407:    Research Project in Industrial Chemistry

1

 

45

SCE 407:   Hazardous Waste Management

1

 

45