The [12] courses within the study program "Chemistry" of the undergraduate academic studies which characterize its structure and content are divided into several groups. The first group includes the courses which broaden students’ knowledge of the most important natural sciences (primarily physics and physical chemistry) and of mathematics. The second group includes fundamental chemistry courses in the fields of general, inorganic, organic and analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry of natural products, applied (industrial) chemistry and environmental chemistry. With the theoretical foundation provided by these two groups of courses, students take courses within which they acquire a higher level of knowledge in the most important fields of chemistry (organic syntheses, stereochemistry, structural instrumental methods, modern instrumental methods, mechanisms of inorganic reactions, coordination chemistry, theoretical and computational chemistry, etc.). A specialized English language course (an ESP course designed to suit the needs of chemistry students) enables students to keep up with the latest scientific literature. With the knowledge gained in all these courses, students start to write up the bachelor’s thesis and while working on the thesis, they learn how to solve the assigned task independently.

The planned methods of teaching and instruction are lectures, laboratory/experimental classes (laboratory work) and practical classes. Bearing in mind the characteristics of this study program, independent work is planned within laboratory classes, which includes the use of the latest instruments and equipment. The Faculty of Chemistry possesses the latest instruments and students of the study program "Chemistry" use them during their studies. Most of the courses within the higher years of the studies include the use of computers for processing the data obtained by experiments and searching various databases (including finding data in relevant literature).

Our teaching staff, who have high level of pedagogic skills and outstanding scientific achievements, work directly with students, constantly revise the material covered in their courses and check students’ progress and knowledge, which leads to the creation of a high-grade educational process with a high number of students who successfully complete the courses.

Entrance requirements

Completed four-year secondary education and successfully passed entrance exam.

Study programme goals

The final goal of the study program "Chemistry" within the undergraduate academic studies is forming experts who have a high level of fundamental and applied knowledge in the various fields of chemistry and a developed ability to "think in a chemical way", which includes the ability to notice, understand and successfully solve complex chemical problems which they are bound to face in their future work within fundamental research, innovation and development projects and in the laboratories for research and development, quality control, standardization, process monitoring, etc.

Study outcome

Upon completing the study program Chemistry, the candidate is awarded the title "BSc in Chemistry".

By completing the study program "Chemistry" within the undergraduate academic studies, a student acquires fundamental and practical knowledge in the various fields of chemistry, which enables him to understand chemical processes and to actively participate in scientific research work in the field of fundamental and applied research. During their studies, students learn in detail about the mechanisms of chemical reactions, master the modern synthesis techniques and instrumental methods and are trained to use computational methods for data analysis.

A student who completes the studies within the study program "Chemistry" of the undergraduate academic studies is able to do creative and independent work in chemical laboratories of various profiles and purposes (research and development, quality control, standardization, process monitoring, etc.). Apart from this, a student who has completed this study program is also qualified to participate in fundamental research and development projects and assignments.

Access to further studies

Diploma holders are entitled to apply for master academic studies (which have the workload of 60 ECTS).

Professional qualifications

Students who have successfully completed the study program "Chemist":

  • Understand and apply fundamental and practical knowledge from various fields of chemistry (general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, applied chemistry and biochemistry).
  • Understand chemical processes and can actively participate in scientific research work in the field of fundamental and applied research.
  • Have a detailed knowledge of the mechanisms of chemical reactions and have mastered the modern synthesis techniques and instrumental methods and can apply them in their work.
  • Are able to independently conduct measurements and process the obtained data.
  • Are capable of doing creative and independent work in chemical laboratories of various profiles and purposes (research and development, quality control, standardization, process monitoring, etc.).
  • Are qualified to participate in fundamental research and development projects and assignments, both independently and as members of a team which consists of experts of various profiles.
  • Have professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Can further improve their knowledge and keep up with the development of technology and their profession throughout their professional lives (lifelong learning).
Curriculum

Weekly number of classes for each course is shown as: lectures + practical classes + laboratory classes or as: (active teaching + independent work).

Course Code ECTS Semester
Year   I 1 2
Mathematics 001A2 8
4+4+0
 
Physics 011A2 9
4+2+3
 
General Chemistry 101A2 8
5+2+0
 
Laboratory Work in General Chemistry 101E2 4
0+0+4
 
English Language 031A2 3  
3+0+0
Inorganic Chemistry 1 102A2 6  
4+2+0
Laboratory Work in Inorganic Chemistry 1 102E2 4  
0+0+4
Basic Use of Computers in Chemistry 111H2 2  
0+2+0
Analytical Chemistry 1 301H2 5  
2+2+0
Laboratory Work in Analytical Chemistry 1 301L2 6  
0+0+8
Elective Course 1 E11H2 5  
  60  
Year   II 1 2
Physical Chemistry 1 021H2 7
4+0+3
 
Organic Chemistry 1 201A2 10
4+1+4
 
Analytical Chemistry 2 302H2 10
3+2+6
 
Environmental Chemistry 519H2 3
3+0+0
 
Physical Chemistry 2 022H2 6  
3+0+3
Organic Chemistry 2 202A2 10  
4+1+4
Analytical Chemistry 3 303H2 9  
3+0+6
Elective Course 2 E12H2 5  
  60  
Year   III 1 2
Structural Instrumental Methods 221A2 9
4+5+0
 
Theory of Chemical Bonding 231H2 5
2+2+0
 
Stereochemistry 232H2 4
2+1+0
 
Chemistry of Heterocycles 237H2 4
2+0+2
 
Chemistry of Natural Products 411A2 7
3+0+3
 
Inorganic Chemistry 2 103H2 10  
4+0+6
Organic Synthesis 1 211H2 7  
2+0+4
Industrial Chemistry 501A2 6  
3+0+3
Elective Course 3 E13H2 8  
  60  
Year   IV 1 2
Computational Chemistry 112H2 7
4+3+0
 
Organic Synthesis 2 212H2 9
2+0+7
 
Elective Course 4 E14H2 10
 
Practice P11H2 3
(0+6)
 
Biochemistry 409H2 6  
3+0+3
Elective Course 5 E15H2 10  
Elective Course 6 E16H2 5  
Bachelor Thesis Work R11H2 9  
(0+12)
Bachelor Thesis Z10H2 1  
(0+1)
  60  
Elective Course 1
Elective Course 2
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 4
Elective Course 5
Elective Course 6

The courses which are compulsory within other study programs of the same level of study can also be elective courses for the students of this study program.