Chemistry

Coursework Details (RPG)

CHEMISTRY - 1 compulsory (Faculty) + 1 compulsory (Dept) + 2 elective Chemistry courses
SSAF6001

(Compulsory) Faculty 

Basic Laboratory Safety Course for RPg student in Faculty of Science

CHEM6101  Compulsory (Dept) Chemistry seminars
CHEM6102   Research techniques in chemistry
CHEM6103   Special topics in chemistry
CHEM6104  not offered Molecular structure & materials properties
CHEM6105  not offered Physical and chemical instrumentation
CHEM6106  not offered Advanced polymer science
CHEM6107  not offered From group theory, spectroscopy and photophysics to applications of metal-Based materials
CHEM6108   Introduction to macromolecules
CHEM6109   Computational chemistry
CHEM6110  not offered Applied medicinal chemistry in drug discovery and development
CHEM6111   Integrated Organic Synthesis
CHEM6112   Advanced Physical Chemistry

CHEM6113

CHEM6114

 

Medicinal Chemistry (Chem3407)

Advanced Organic Chemistry (Chem3404)

 

CHEM 6101     Chemistry seminars (COMPULSORY)

This course aims to provide an opportunity for discussion and presentation of topics in chemistry.  Modern research topics of all branches of chemistry.

Assessment: One 20-minute oral presentation on topics related to the candidate’s field of study, one written report of not more than 1500 words or equivalent, and attendance; pass/fail

Contact Person: Dr H Hu

CHEM 6102     Research techniques in chemistry

This course aims to provide the principles and practice of some important and widely used research techniques in chemistry. Topics selected on the advice of the supervisor from: nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and electron spin resonance spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry, material characterization, molecular modeling techniques, vibrational spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy, separation techniques, combinatorial chemistry.

Assessment: One 3-hour written examination (100% weighting); pass/fail

Contact Person: Professor H Z Sun

CHEM 6103     Special topics in chemistry

This course aims to provide more advanced treatment in topics in chemistry. Topics selected on the advice of the supervisor from : selected advanced topics of current interest in analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and theoretical chemistry.

Assessment: One written report of no less than 2500 words; pass/fail 

Contact Person: Professor V W W Yam

CHEM 6104     Molecular structure & materials properties

This course aims to provide a broad overview on the properties, the design and applications of various materials. Introduction to polymer science, structure-property relationship of materials bearing optical, electrical, magnetic, liquid crystalline and information storage properties and their applications. 

Assessment: One 3-hour written examination (100% weighting); pass/fail

Contact Person: Professor W K Chan

CHEM 6105     Physical and chemical instrumentation

This course aims to provide students with knowledge of advanced instrumentation and techniques and their applications in the characterization studies in materials science. Selected four out of six modules: (1) Electron microscopy (2) Scanning probe microscopy (3) X-ray diffraction (4) Polymer characterization (5) Vibrational spectroscopy (6) Surface electronic characterization.

Assessment: One 3-hour written examination (100% weighting); pass/fail

Contact Person: Professor G K Y Chan 

CHEM 6106     Advanced polymer science

This course aims to provide an in-depth knowledge on more advanced topics related to macromolecular-based materials. Advanced polymerization methods; copolymerization; polymerization kinetics; block polymers; polymers for photonic applications; polymer processing; polymer blends; engineering plastics; photoresist materials; molecular films and membranes; compatible materials; modelling; selected topics

Assessment: One 3-hour written examination (100% weighting); pass/fail

Contact Person: Professor W K Chan 

CHEM 6107     From group theory, spectroscopy and photophysics to applications of metal-based materials

This course provides an overview of advanced photophysics and photochemistry of metal complexes/organometallic materials. The course is designed for postgraduate students that have basic knowledge in photochemistry and coordination chemistry. It introduces advanced concepts in group theory and its applications in assigning various kinds of electronic transitions in metal complexes. The uses of molecular and polymeric metal complexes in advanced technological applications will also be discussed.

CHEM 6108     Introduction to macromolecules

This is a postgraduate course offered by the Joint Centre for Advanced Study. Lectures will be delivered by faculty members from CUHK, HKUST, and HKU. Both introduction to macromolecular science and some frontier topics will be covered. The lectures will be held at the campus of these three institutions. Details will be announced at the beginning of the class.

CHEM 6109     Computational chemistry (Chem3506)

(1)Overview of the theories of modern computational methods: quantum mechanics, molecular mechanics, and molecular dynamics (2) Introduction of various popular computational softwares for practical applications (3) Application of computational tools in solving chemical problems: Structure, reaction mechanism, and physical properties.

CHEM 6110     Applied medicinal chemistry in drug discovery and development

To introduce practical knowledge of Medicinal Chemistry in Drug Discovery and Development. This course is designed for undergraduate students interested in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chemical Biology or Biotechnology (second and third year) or postgraduate students. This course will use examples to illustrate the basic concepts and how these concepts can be used to generate new functional molecules with wide applications in Medicine. 

CHEM 6111    Integrated organic synthesis (Chem3403)

This course aims to cover aspects of modern synthetic methods, develops the concept of synthetic planning with relevance and in the context of drug synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and natural product chemistry, so as to provide an integrated approach to the subject.

Assessment: One 3-hour written final examination 70%, and cumulative assessment (midterm test plus project) 30%

Duration: Semester 2

Contact Person:  Professor P Chiu

CHEM 6112    Advanced physical chemistry (Chem3513)

This course covers advanced topics in physical chemistry. It is offered for students majoring in physical chemistry and for students who are interested in postgraduate studies.

Assessment: One 2-hour written examination (80% weighting) and continuous assessment (20% weighting)

Duration: Semester 2

Contact Person: Professor G H Chen

CHEM 6113    Medicinal chemistry (Chem3407)

This course covers the chemical principles of drug design and drug action and uses as an introduction to research in areas of bioorganic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, and biotechnology.

Assessment: One 3-hour written examination (75% weighting); Continuous assessment of practical (25% weighting) 

Duration: Semester 2

Contact Person: Professor H Z Sun

CHEM6114 Advanced Organic Chemistry (Chem3404)

This course aims to provide students with knowledge in organic chemistry reaction mechanism and organic compound structure determination.

Assessment: One 3-hour written examination (70% weighting) and continuous assessment (30% weighting)

Duration: Semester 1

Contact Person: Professor D Yang