Bachelor's programme in Chemistry

  • Years3 Years
  • ECTS credits180

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Required Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme the candidate will have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The candidate

  • knows the basic chemical principles, concepts and theory
  • can describe characteristic properties and types of compounds of the elements based on their structure and placement in the periodic table
  • can describe the theories concerning the state of substances, and the structure of atoms and molecules based on basic quantum mechanics
  • can use chemical terminology and describe the basic types of reactions, classes of subsstances and their properties
  • can describe chemical equilibriums, simple reactions mechanisms and the most usual types of structures in organic and inorganic chemistry
  • is able to apply this knowledge to solve known quantitative and qualitative problems in chemistry
  • has a good general scientific understanding, and basic knowledge in physics, molecular biology, mathematics and informatics


The candidate

  • is able to handle chemical substances in a safe manner, based on their properties and the possible risk facotrs in play, and to perform a risk analysis for the use f certain chemical substances
  • can perform synthesis of organic and inorganic substances
  • can use common analytical techniques to identify and qualify organic and inorganic substances
  • can investigate and document chemical properties of a given system in a systematic and reproducible manner, and can interpret the results using relevant theory
  • can interpret evaluate and compare chemical information and data
  • can use data programming in solving basic problems in chemistry
  • is able to make good written and oral presentations of scientific toics and results

General knowledge

The candidate

  • can plan and carry out practical laboratory work and apply scientific instrumentation
  • can carry out and document experiments in accordance with scientific standards, as well as interpret the results form these
  • is able to assess quality of their own and other's work and can use common tools for quality assurance
  • is well informed on issues related to health, safety and environment (HSE) and can practice good routines in order to secure a safe work environment
  • can obtain reliable information and apply it to update and further develop their competence
  • can communicate about academic issues, both with experts in the field as well as with others
  • can apply their academic skills to solve problems both alone as well as in collaboration with others
  • can recognize and discuss ethical issues in their field and has respect for scientific values such as transparency and reliability
  • demonstrates an understanding of and respect for scientific values such as openess, percision and reliability

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