Degree in Chemistry

240 credits - Faculty of Science
Title
Official
Start Year
2009-10
Minimum number of credits to be taken in the first year
  • 48 first-year subject credits for full-time students.
  • 24 credits for part-time students.
  • After the first year of registration, there is no minimum number of credits to take.
Public tuition prices per credit . Academic Year 2018-19
  • 1st registration : 18,50€
  • 2nd registration : 41,12€
  • 3rd registration : 89,02€
  • 4th registration : 123,35€

  Skills

Core Skills

  1. Demonstrating knowledge and understanding in chemistry starting from a basis of general secondary education and going to a level which, although based on advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that involve knowledge of the vanguard areas of the subject.
  2. Demonstrating knowledge and understanding in areas related to chemistry (mathematics, physics, biology and geology) starting from a basis of general secondary education and going to a level which, although based on advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that involve knowledge of the vanguard areas of the subject.
  3. Knowing how to professionally apply chemistry knowledge to work or a vocation and having the skills normally demonstrated through the production and defence of arguments and solving problems in the area of chemistry.
  4. Being able to collect and interpret relevant data in the area of chemistry to issue opinions that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
  5. Being able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions in chemistry to a specialised and more general audience.
  6. Developing the necessary learning skills to undertake postgraduate studies in chemistry to a high level of independence.

Cross-cutting Skills

  1. Being able to communicate (orally and in writing) in the official language and English.
  2. Teamwork (whether multidisciplinary or not).
  3. Being able to manage data and generate information/knowledge (effective and efficient use of ITC and other resources).
  4. Being able to efficiently and effectively manage/supervise: entrepreneurial spirit, initiative, creativity, organisation, planning, control, making decisions and negotiation.
  5. Being able to efficiently and effectively solve problems, showing originality and self-management.
  6. An ability for analysis and synthesis.
  7. Acquiring a permanent concern for quality and the environment, occupational hazard prevention and corporate social responsibility.
  8. Demonstrating concern for professional ethics and commitment.
  9. Being able to learn independently for continuous professional development (LLL).
  10. Knowledge of the principles and skills in scientific/technical research.

Skills relating to Knowledge (Theory)

  1. Knowledge of chemical terminology: nomenclature, terms, conventions and units.
  2. Knowledge of the fundamental physicochemical principles that govern chemistry and the links between its areas.
  3. Knowledge of the main elements, and organic and inorganic compounds, as well as biomolecules, their synthetic routes and characterisation.
  4. Knowledge of the chemistry measurement processes to extract (bio)chemical information on the quality of natural and artificial objects.
  5. Knowledge of the practical impact of chemistry on life: industry, the environment, pharmaceutics, health, food and agriculture, etc.
  6. Knowledge of the unit operations in industrial chemistry and other related areas.
  7. Knowledge of the necessary core mathematical and physical principles for chemistry.
  8. General knowledge of the necessary principles for chemistry in similar areas (biology and geology).

Skills relating to Abilities (Knowledge)

  1. Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories in chemistry to apply them in practice.
  2. Demonstrating abilities to identify and solve qualitative and quantitative problems with a strategic focus.

Skills relating to Abilities (Practical/Laboratory)

  1. Demonstrating skills for lab work: carrying out documented chemical procedures (synthesis and analysis), monitoring chemical properties, events and/or changes, and documenting all work undertaken and risk management.
  2. Demonstrating skills in the suitable use of standard chemistry apparatus and its monitoring.
  3. Initial skills in planning, designing and performing chemical experiments.
  4. Demonstrating skills for numerical calculations and interpreting experimental data with a particular emphasis on precision and accuracy.
  5. Demonstrating skills in the safe handling of biological samples for analytical or preparatory purposes in bio-health laboratories.