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									 Master of Science (MSc) in Analytical Chemistry

(One-year Full-time or Two-year Part-time)                                Structure of the Programme
Dr. Martin M. F. CHOI, Programme Director,                                This	 programme	 is	 offered	 by	 the	 Department	 of	 Chemistry	
                                                                          to	candidates	in	both	full-time	and	part-time	modes.	For	part-
MSc in Analytical Chemistry                                               time	programme,	students	are	required	to	spend	two	evenings	
                                                                          (about	four	hours	per	week)	on	lectures	and	seminars.	For	full-
                                                                          time	programme,	students	are	required	to	spend	four	evenings
Aims                                                                      (about	 eight	 hours	 per	 week)	 on	 lectures	 and	 seminars.	 In	
                                                                          addition,	 they	 have	 to	 devote	 one	 Saturday	 (for	 full-time	
(a)	 To	 provide	 an	 opportunity	 for	 further	 education	 for	
                                                                          students,	 one	 weekday)	 every	 alternate	 week	 for	 laboratory	
     working	 professionals	 in	 the	 field	 of	 analytical	 chemistry	   and	 dissertation.	 As	 an	 integral	 part	 of	 a	 professional	
     and	related	areas.                                                   training	 process,	 each	 student	 is	 also	 required	 to	 complete	
(b)	 To	 offer	 a	 programme	 of	 study	 relevant	 to	 the	 needs	        an	independent	dissertation	related	to	chemical	analysis.	The	
     of	 public	 and	 industrial	 laboratories	 as	 well	 as	 research	   programme	normally	spans	an	uninterrupted	12-month	period	
     organisations.                                                       for	full-time	study	and	24-month	period	for	part-time	study.
(c)	 To	 ensure	 graduates	 have	 an	 extensive	 knowledge	 and	 a	
     critical	understanding	of	the	basic	theoretical	principles	and	      In	special	cases	and	subject	to	the	approval	of	the	Programme	
     applications	of	modern	physico-chemical	methods	towards	             Director,	 the	 programme	 may	 be	 taken	 over	 a	 period	 not	
     solving	problems	of	chemical	analysis.                               exceeding	 24	 months	 for	 full-time	 study	 and	 36	 months	 for	
                                                                          part-time	study	from	the	date	of	enrolment.	The	distribution	
The	 programme	 also	 provides	 training	 in	 laboratory	                 of	lectures,	laboratory	and	dissertation	hours	are	as	follows:
management,	 quality	 assurance,	 computer	 applications	 and	
laboratory	automation,	and	helps	instil	an	integrated	analytical	         For full-time 12-month schedule
mind	 in	 students	 so	 that	 they	 can	 comfortably	 assume	             																		Hour Lecture/         Laboratory
supervisory	or	managerial	positions	in	establishments	dealing	                                            Seminar            Dissertation
                                                                          	Period                Tutorial          Sept-Aug
with	chemical	analysis	or	related	fields.                                  1st	Semester             96       4        30          0
                                                                           2nd	Semester             72       4        30         100
Admission Requirements                                                     Summer                                                100
Applicants	should	possess:                                                 Total                   168       8        60         200
(a)	 a	 Bachelor	 of	 Science	 (BSc)	 degree	 with	 honours	 in	
     chemistry	 or	 in	 physical	 and	 life	 sciences,	 such	 as	         For part-time 24-month schedule
     biomedical	 science,	 biochemistry,	 environmental	 science,	
                                                                          																		Hour Lecture/         Laboratory
     food	science,	pharmacology,	etc.,	where	a	strong	emphasis	                                           Seminar              Dissertation
                                                                          	Period                Tutorial          Sept-Aug
     is	placed	on	analytical	techniques	and	measurements	from	
     a	recognised	university	or	comparable	institution;	or	                Year I
(b)	 a	qualification	deemed	to	be	equivalent.                              1st	Semester             48       2         30
                                                                           2nd	Semester             48       2     (inclusive)
Applicants	who	do	not	possess	a	formal	degree	qualification	               Summer                                                   60
but	have	substantial	documented	relevant	working	experience	               Year II
in	analytical	chemistry	may	be	considered.                                 1st	Semester             48       2         30
                                                                           2nd	Semester             24       2                     140#
                                                                           Total                   168       8        60*          200
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     *	 The	 number	 represents	 actual	 hours	 in	 the	 laboratory;	
        students	are	expected	to	spend	about	an	additional	50	per	
        cent	of	the	time	in	preparatory	work	and	report	writing.
                                                                           Master of Science (MSc) in
     #	 Including	summer                                                   Environmental and Public
     Requirements	of	the	programme	are	as	follows:                         Health Management
     Core Courses                                            23 units
     Analytical	Process	&	Applied	Statistics		                2	units      (One-year Full-time or Two-year Part-time)
     Chemical	Instrumentation		                               2	units
                                                                           Prof. ZHANG Jianhua, Programme Director,
     Separation	Science		                                     3	units
     Analytical	Spectroscopy		                                2	units      MSc in Environmental and Public Health Management
     Laboratory	Management		                                  2	units
     Advanced	Analytical	Laboratory		                         4	units
     Seminars		                                               2	units      Aims
     Dissertation		                                           6	units
                                                                           The	 major	 objective	 of	 the	 programme	 is	 to	 incorporate	
                                                                           management	 techniques	 into	 the	 technical	 aspects	 of	
     Elective Courses                                         4 units
                                                                           environmental	 protection	 and	 effective	 maintenance	 of	 a	
     Any four units of the following courses:
                                                                           healthy	 environment	 using	 an	 interdisciplinary	 approach.	
     Bioanalysis		                                            1	unit
                                                                           The	 programme	 will	 focus	 on	 sustainable	 management,	
     Chemosensor	and	Biosensor		                              1	unit
                                                                           environmental	 health	 and	 risk	 management.	 In	 addition	 to	
     Electroanalytical	Chemistry		                            1	unit
                                                                           the	 conventional	 issues	 of	 environmental	 protection,	 the	
     Environmental	Analysis	&	Monitoring		                    1	unit
                                                                           relationships	 between	 economics,	 regulations	 and	 policies,	
     Food	Safety	Analysis		                                   2	units
                                                                           management	techniques,	health	risk	analyze,	social	and	ethical	
     Forensic	Analysis		                                      1	unit
                                                                           value	 and	 environmental	 conservation	 will	 be	 explored	 in	
     Mass	Spectrometric	Analysis		                            1	unit
     Pharmaceutical	&	Traditional	Chinese	Medicinal		         1	unit
     Surface	Analysis		                                       1	unit       Admission Requirements
     Sample	Pretreatment	Methods		                            1	unit       Applicants	should	possess:
     	                                                       27 units      (a	 a	 bachelor’s	 degree	 from	 a	 recognized	 university	 or	
                                                                                comparable	institution	in	any	discipline;	or
     Students	 who	 have	 satisfactorily	 completed	 all	 the	 above	      (b)	 a	qualification	deemed	to	be	 equivalent.	Applicants	 such	
     requirements	and	achieved	a	cumulative	GPA	of	2.50	or	above	               as	 higher	 diploma	 holders	 who	 do	 not	 possess	 a	 formal	
     will	 be	 awarded	 an	 MSc	 Degree	 in	 Analytical	 Chemistry.	 To	        degree	 qualification,	 but	 have	 substantial	 documented	
     be	 awarded	 Distinction	 for	 the	 programme,	 students	 should	          relevant	working	experience	in	environmental	management	
     attain	 a	 cumulative	 GPA	 of	 3.70	 or	 above,	 with	 no	 course	        (normally	 5	 years	 above)	 may	 be	 considered.	 Applicants	
     grade	below	B-	and	no	repeated	courses.	Students	attaining	                may	be	required	to	prove	their	language	ability	in	English	
     a	 cumulative	 GPA	 between	 3.40	 and	 3.69	 will	 be	 awarded	           by	 means	 of	 interviews	 and/or	 written	 examination	
     Merit.	 A	 terminal	 postgraduate	 diploma	 may	 be	 awarded	 to	          or,	 for	 those	 not	 available	 in	 Hong	 Kong,	 by	 means	 of	
     those	who	have	completed	all	the	course	work	and	attained	a	               performance	 on	 acceptable	 language	 indicators	 such	 as	
     cumulative	GPA	of	2.50	or	above	with	all	courses	scoring	grade	            having	 a	 TOEFL	 score	 of	 at	 least	 550	 (paper-based	 test)	
     C-	or	above	(excluding	Dissertation),	but	have	not	completed	              or	 213	 (computer-based	 test),	 IELTS	 score	 of	 at	 least	 6.5	
     a	satisfactory	Dissertation	within	the	normal	study	period	for	            (academic),	the	new	College	English	Test	(CET-6)	of	China	
     some	reasons	deemed	acceptable	by	the	Programme	Board.	                    score	at	 least	450	or	 a	pass	in	 the	old	CET-6	test,	 or	the	
                                                                                Member	of	Chartered	of	Linguists	(MCL)	examinations.

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