Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2011/2012)
21.8 Chemistry
  • Professor and Head of the Department
  • P. Pickup
21.8.1 Program of Study
  1. The Degree of Master of Science in Chemistry is offered as full-time or part-time study.

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

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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 under Regulations Governing Master of Science Degrees. An oral defence is not required.

21.8.2 Courses
  • 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
  • 6202 Main Group Chemistry
  • 6204 Mechanisms in Catalysis
  • 6205 Photochemistry of Transition Metal Complexes
  • 6210 Organometallic Chemistry
  • 6290-9 Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
  • 6300 Quantum Chemistry I
  • 6301 Quantum Chemistry II
  • 6302 Molecular Spectroscopy
  • 6304 Computational Chemistry I
  • 6310 Electronic Structure Theory
  • 6323 Chemical Thermodynamics I
  • 6324 Chemical Thermodynamics II
  • 6340 Biophysical Chemistry
  • 6350 Electrochemical Kinetics
  • 6360 Solid State Chemistry
  • 6380 Adsorption on Surfaces
  • 6381 Surface and Interface Science
  • 6382-9 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry
  • 6390-8 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry
  • 6399 Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics
  • 6401 Organic Spectroscopic Analysis I
  • 6402 Organic Spectroscopic Analysis II
  • 6421 Natural Products Chemistry
  • 6460 Organic Synthesis
  • 6470 Physical Organic Chemistry
  • 6490-9 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry
  • 6590-9 Selected Topics in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • 6600 Applications of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry to Toxicology
21.8.3 Instrumental Analysis
  1. 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 Co-ordinator (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 Co-ordinator will be responsible for coordinating the course offerings and for soliciting student projects for the program to be approved by the Program Committee.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 Theses and Reports.

    • 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 Medicine 6070)
    • 6160 Laboratory Projects in Sampling, Electroanalysis and Trace Analysis
    • 6161 Laboratory Projects in Analytical Separations and Spectroscopic Techniques