Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

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Bachelor of Science Honours Chemistry

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 3 Years
  Tution Fees N/A

Chemistry is the study of the properties, the composition and structure of matter, the transformation of substances, and their corresponding energy changes. As a basic knowledge, chemistry is essential for students of biology, physic, geology,. engineering, biotechnology and many other subjects.

This programme is designed to increase students' theoretical knowledge and application of chemistry, and help them in developing various practical skills through experimental and instrumental techniques.

It covers the traditional sub-discipline of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry. The programme aims to allow students to understand, analyse, practice and evaluate the knowledge and laboratory skills of a range of chemistry topics. It provides string training in practical methods, data analysis and problem solving related to chemistry.  


  • Chemist 
  • Petrochemist 
  • Research Chemist 
  • QC Analyst 
  • Application Support Chemist 
  • Project Chemist/Senior Chemist 


Year 1

  • Analytical Chemistry I 
  • Ancillary Statistics 
  • Basic Chemistry 
  • Calculus and Algebra 
  • Chemistry Laboratory I 
  • Chemistry Laboratory II 
  • Co-Curriculum 
  • Computer Systems and Applications 
  • Elective I 
  • English for Science 
  • MPU1* 
  • National Language/Other Language 
  • Organic Chemistry I 
  • Physical Chemistry I 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 

Year 2

  • Applied Spectroscopy 
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry 
  • Elective III 
  • Environmental Chemistry 
  • Industrial Chemistry 
  • Industrial Training 
  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • MPU1** 
  • Organic 
  • Chemistry II 
  • Physical Chemistry II 
  • Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry 

Year 3

  • Analytical Chemistry II 
  • Elective IV 
  • Elective V 
  • Food Chemistry 
  • Green Chemistry 
  • Natural Products Chemistry 
  • Organometallic Chemistry 
  • Polymer Chemistry 
  • Project 

Elective I - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Management Principles 
  • Organisation and Human Resource 

Elective II - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Basic Professional Writing 
  • General Physics 
  • Public Speaking and Oral Presentation 

Elective IV - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Organisational Behaviour 

Elective V - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Advanced Material Chemistry 
  • Chemistry of Biomolecules 
  • Introduction to Forensic Science 
  • Nuclear Chemistry 
  • Solid State and Nanochemistry 

National Language/Other Language - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language

MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

  • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
  • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students

MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students

Co-curriculum - Choose 1 course

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Business Plan Writing & Preparation
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Aboard
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Management of Martial Arts Activity
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Music Performance
  • Oral Communication
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
  • Work Ethics and EQ


  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • A-Levels
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

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