REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE

CHEMISTRY

Associate Professor and Head of the Department
R. Davis

1. The degree of Master of Science in Chemistry is offered as full-time or part-time study.

a) Preference for admission will be given to students with a B.Sc. (honours) degree in Chemistry from a recognized university.

b) Students holding a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from a university of recognized standing with a minimum overall average of 65% and minimum average of 65% in all Chemistry courses taken after the first year will be considered for admission to the Chemistry M.Sc. program. Students not admissible under 1.a. may, on the advice of the Supervisory Committee, be required to pass qualifying exams and/or supplementary undergraduate courses with a minimum B grade.

c) Students with a first class B.Sc. in an area other than Chemistry will also be considered for admission. Students not acceptable under 1.a. or 1.b. who have a strong background in an appropriate area of specialization may, on the advice of the Supervisory Committee, be required to pass qualifying exams and/or supplementary undergraduate courses with a minimum B grade.

d) Candidates are normally required to write American Chemical Society (ACS) placement test(s) in the first two weeks of the initial semester of registration in order to determine an appropriate course program.

2. Candidates will be assigned a Supervisory Committee consisting of the Supervisor and at least two other appropriate faculty members appointed by the Dean on the recommendation of the Chemistry Deputy Head (Graduate Studies).

3. The program of a candidate must be arranged by the Supervisor before the second semester of registration in consultation with the Supervisory Committee and the student. It is the responsibility of the Supervisory Committee to meet at least annually with the student, to provide guidance at all stages of the candidate’s program, and, in consultation with the student, to prepare written annual progress reports for submission to the Dean of Graduate Studies.

4. Candidates are normally required to successfully complete Chemistry 6001 (Master’s Seminar) and a minimum of 6 credit hours of graduate Chemistry courses with a minimum B grade. Additional program courses may be assigned by the Supervisory Committee.

5. Candidates are required to attend Departmental seminars.

6. Candidates must submit a thesis deemed acceptable to two examiners as described in the M.Sc. general regulations. An oral defence is not required.

COURSES

In accordance with Senate’s Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

6001. Master’s Seminar
6004. Project Seminar
6110. Analytical Chemistry II
6150. Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques
6151. Analytical Separations and Organic Mass Spectrometry
6152. Electroanalytical Techniques
6153. Techniques in Sampling, Trace Analysis and Chemometrics
6154. Business Management and Good Laboratory Practice
6155. Computers in Instrumental Analysis and Basic Electronics (Same as Med. 6070)
6160. Laboratory Projects in Sampling, Electroanalysis and Trace Analysis
6161. Laboratory Projects in Analytical Separations and Spectroscopic Techniques
6190-9. Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry
6201. Bioinorganic Chemistry
6204. Mechanisms in Catalysis
6205. Photochemistry of Transition Metal Complexes
6210. Organometallic Chemistry
6290-9. Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
6301. Quantum Chemistry II
6310. Electronic Structure Theory
6324. Chemical Thermodynamics II
6390-9. Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry
6401. Organic Spectroscopic Analysis I
6460. Organic Synthesis
6470. Physical Organic Chemistry
6490-9. Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry

INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS

A. PROGRAM OF STUDY

1. The Department of Chemistry in collaboration with other faculty in Science offers a course-based program in instrumental analysis leading to the degree of Master of Science. The program is available on a full-time or part time basis and will normally require four semesters of study. The program is designed for students who wish to pursue career opportunities in all areas of applied science which require in-depth knowledge and laboratory expertise in analytical instrumentation.

2. The program will be administered by a Program Committee consisting of the Deputy Head (Graduate Studies) who will be chair, the Program Coordinator (Chemistry) and a third faculty member from another science department. The Program Committee will be responsible for overseeing that a level of standards be maintained.

3. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the course offerings and for soliciting student projects for the program to be approved by the Program Committee.


B. QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

Admission is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission, applicants shall normally hold a Bachelor’s degree in Science (with at least a minor in Chemistry, and having completed Chemistry 4100 or equivalent) with at least a second class standing from an institution recognized by the Senate. The Program Committee will make recommendations on admission to the Dean of Graduate Studies.


C. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

1. All programs must be approved by the Program Committee and by the Dean of Graduate Studies. All GENERAL REGULATIONS of the School of Graduate Studies shall apply to this degree.

2. The program requires the completion of the 24 credit hours representing the eight required program courses, one project seminar, and a project report. Normally, completion of the program will require four semesters of study.

3. A project seminar will be given to the Department of Chemistry at the end of the student’s program.

4. Students will be required to complete a research project, the scope of which will normally require no more than two semesters of full-time effort. The Project Report shall be evaluated according to the procedures outlined in General Regulation J.


D. REQUIRED COURSES

6004. Project Seminar
6150. Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques
6151. Analytical Separations and Organic Mass Spectrometry
6152. Electroanalytical Techniques
6153. Techniques in Sampling, Trace Analysis and Chemometrics
6154. Business Management and Good Laboratory Practice
6155. Computers in Instrumental Analysis and Basic Electronics (Same as Med. 6070)
6160. Laboratory Projects in Sampling, Electroanalysis and Trace Analysis
6161. Laboratory Projects in Analytical Separations and Spectroscopic Techniques


Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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