To graduate from the School of Chemistry, students have to attend and successfully complete courses of a total effort equal to 240 ECTS (student total work load) at least. Studies in the School of Chemistry comprise 8 semesters (2 semesters per year). The programme of studies is structured as follows: The first four semesters include core courses that provide the student with the necessary fundamental knowledge.
During the following two semesters students attend compulsory courses belonging to the selected specialization
A. THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL EDUCATION
B. CHEMICAL ANALYSIS - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY - ELECTROCHEMISTRY
C. CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS - BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIO-APPLICATIONS
D. CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
By the end of the programme, students are expected to have developed generic competences, as follows:
- The capacity to apply knowledge in practice, in particular problem-solving competences, relating to both qualitative and quantitative information.
- Numeracy and calculation skills, including such aspects as error analysis, order-of-magnitude estimations, and correct use of units.
- Information-management competences, in relation to primary and secondary information sources, including information retrieval through on-line computer searches.
- Ability to analyse material and synthesise concepts.
- The capacity to adapt to new situations and to make decisions.
- Information-technology skills such as word-processing and spreadsheet use, data-logging and storage, subject-related use of the Internet.
- Skills in planning and time management.
- Interpersonal skills, relating to the ability to interact with other people and to engage in team-working.
- Communication competences, covering both written and oral communication, in one of the major European languages, as well as in the language in which the degree course is taught.
- Study competences needed for continuing professional development. These will include in particular the ability to work autonomously.
- Ethical commitment.
By the end of the programme, students are expected to have developed chemistry-related competences and practical skills, as follows:
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the subject areas identified above.
- Ability to apply such knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems of a familiar nature.
- Competences in the evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of chemical information and data.
- Ability to recognise and implement good measurement science and practice.
- Competences in presenting scientific material and arguments in writing and orally, to an informed audience.
- Computational and data-processing skills, relating to chemical information and data.
- Skills in the safe handling of chemical materials, taking into account their physical and chemical properties, including any specific hazards associated with their use.
- Skills required for the conduct of standard laboratory procedures involved and use of instrumentation in synthetic and analytical work, in relation to both organic and inorganic systems.
- Skills in the monitoring, by observation and measurement, of chemical properties, events or changes, and the systematic and reliable recording and documentation thereof.
- Ability to interpret data derived from laboratory observations and measurements in terms of their significance and relate them to appropriate theory.
- Ability to conduct risk assessments concerning the use of chemical substances and laboratory procedures.