Master of Science in Chemistry

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Program Description

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Overview

The M.Sc. in Chemistry program aims at providing opportunities to top UAE and international students to pursue high-quality graduate education in the field of chemistry. The program is built on knowledge depth and advanced research to prepare graduates for challenging jobs in multiple sectors. This is achieved by offering a well-balanced curriculum based on well-designed theoretical courses and providing opportunity and means for advanced research in highly important areas where major scientific and technological challenges are addressed. The Department of Chemistry is well-established in terms of research facilities allowing for advanced quality research under the supervision of faculty members with a wide spectrum of research interests. Research interests cover all of the traditional areas of chemistry, analytical, organic, inorganic, physical, and biochemistry besides cross-disciplinary research areas such as bio-analytical, petroleum, materials, environmental, pharmaceutical, and computational chemistry. The program is designed with significant flexibility by accepting full-time as well as part-time students and offering evening as well as week-end courses. The model study plan is to complete the required theoretical course work (24 credit hours) and thesis research work (6 credit hours) within two years for a full-time candidate and three years for a part-time candidate.

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Program Objectives

  • To provide students with in-depth knowledge of advanced topics in their chosen sub-discipline of chemistry.
  • To graduate students with the skills necessary to carry out independent research.
  • To develop students' communication and team-work skills.
  • To produce graduates who are well prepared for the workplace or further studies (Ph.D.) in chemistry.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Solve complex problems in chemical applications.
  • Use modern methods to carry out research and solve real-life problems.
  • Properly document and present the results of research work.
  • Work effectively in teams and manage group tasks.
  • Apply appropriate ethical standards to issues related to science, research, and work.
  • Critically evaluate new information in the field of chemistry.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours: minimum of 30 hours

College of Science

Required Courses (6 hours) Credit Hours
COSC501 Research Methods 1
COSC502 Ethics of Scientific Research 1
COSS633 Seminar 2
STAT503 Applied Statistics 2

Chemistry

Required Courses (9 hours) Credit Hours
CHEM526 Chemical Instrumentation 3
CHEM531 Advanced Organic Synthesis 3
CHEM541 Advanced Biochemistry I 3
CHEM551 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I 3
CHEM561 Advanced Physical Chemistry I 3
Elective Courses (9 hours) Credit Hours
CHEM522 Analytical Spectroscopy 3
CHEM523 Separation & Chromatographic Techniques 3
CHEM524 Electroanalytical Techniques 3
CHEM533 Organic Reaction Mechanisms 3
CHEM534 Catalysis in Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM535 Polymer Chemistry 3
CHEM641 Advanced Biochemistry II 3
CHEM651 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II 3
CHEM661 Advanced Physical Chemistry II 3

Thesis

Required Course (6 hours) Credit Hours
COSR699 Thesis 6

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of higher education and scientific research;
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in all undergraduate work.
  • A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent.
  • This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application, with the following exceptions:

Conditional Acceptance

An applicant with a Bachelor degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research may be granted conditional admission into the Master’s program in one and only one of the following cases:

An applicant with an IELTS score of 5.5, or its equivalent. Such a Student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. Must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or its equivalent, by the end of the student’s first semester of study;
  2. May take a maximum of six (6) credits hours in the first semester, not including intensive English courses;
  3. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

An applicant with an undergraduate cumulative GPA less than 3.0 but equal or higher than 2.5, or its equivalent. Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. May take a maximum of nine (9) credits hours in the first semester of study;
  2. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

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Last updated November 2019

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