Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2013/2014)
24.8 Chemistry
  • Professor and Head of the Department
  • P. Pickup
24.8.1 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.

24.8.2 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
  • 6206 Green Chemistry
  • 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
  • 6370 Nanoscale Phenomena
  • 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