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Introduction to Our New Master of Science Programme

Master of Science in the field of CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES for HEALTH and MATERIALS



Introducing the Master of Science in Chemical Technologies for Health and Materials – a cutting-edge programme that equips  students with the skills needed to thrive in today's dynamic society and the ever-evolving industry underpinned by chemistry, such as drug design, molecular/viral sensing, medical diagnosis, environmental remediation, pollutant removal, clean energy conversion, energy storage, plastic upcycling and carbon dioxide capture and utilisation. As the world undergoes unprecedented changes, there is growing emphasis on developing innovative technologies to tackle complex real-world problems. This programme prepares future-facing professionals who can drive innovations and technological advancements in chemistry and various domains.
Department of Chemistry
FeaturesProgramme Features
  • 1.5 years full-time, to deepen knowledge and key skill sets
  • Applications of chemical technologies in health and materials are highlighted, with a particular focus on drug discovery and the development of novel materials
  • The contents cover a wide range of subjects from drug design and synthesis, quality assurance, and modern analysis techniques, to energy harvesting, conversion and storage, and technology transfer
  • Fostering an innovative mindset, with advanced transferable skills and ample opportunities for hands-on experience
Programme Details


Q&A about the Programme
How does the programme engage with the leading-edge domains in chemical advancements?
Health science and materials technologies are two interconnected domains at the forefront of chemical advancements. With chemistry as the enabling science, this programme offers solutions in areas such as understanding molecular processes, developing chemical probes for biomedical research, and innovating screening and diagnostic methods. It also addresses the global demand for advanced materials to address environmental challenges and improve living standards. 
What will I learn from this programme?
You will gain a comprehensive grasp of chemical technologies in health and materials, from drug synthesis to advanced materials. This encompasses expertise in chemical biology, chemical instrumentation, and data analysis. You will have a chance to design materials for energy, delve into tech startups' chemical aspects, and apply bioanalytical methods for drug discovery, diagnosis, and treatment. The programme emphasises sustainable and green chemistry practices and equips you with skills to interpret and use big data in analytical chemistry.
Are there opportunities for interdisciplinary learning?
Absolutely. The programme emphasises interdisciplinary learning, intertwining core chemical principles with modern technology applications, healthcare solutions, startup dynamics, and data-driven insights. This holistic approach ensures students comprehensively understand chemistry's multifaceted role in today's evolving industries.
How does the programme equip students for the future workforce?
Involving industrial partners and public sector experts as instructors to provide real-world perspectives, our programme endeavours to equip our students to meet the demands of a future-facing workforce. The broad array of courses grants students the flexibility to tailor their education to their interests and career aspirations. Through conducting a capstone research project, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the research group of our renowned professors, gaining hands-on training in advanced chemical instrumentation, modern materials synthesis, bioanalytical methods, and more.
What sets this programme apart from similar courses?
This programme uniquely combines cutting-edge research with practical applications, preparing students not just to understand chemical technologies but to innovate and lead in their respective fields.
What career path can I expect after finishing the programme?
Talents with a strong chemistry background, laboratory skills and an innovative mindset are highly valued by many employers in social and private sectors, such as health and energy-related industries. In particular, graduates can pursue careers in pharmaceuticals, materials science, biotechnology, research and development, quality assurance, and even entrepreneurship in tech startups.
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