Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Applied Chemistry

Cycle

Primeiro ciclo

Degree

Licenciado

Paths

ECTS Coordinator

João Carlos da Silva Barbosa Sotomayor

Coordinator

João Carlos da Silva Barbosa Sotomayor

Opening date

September

Fees

1063,47 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students).

Schedule

Daytime.

Education objectives

The Applied Chemistry Bachelor Programme (ACBP) extends over 3 years, with 60 credits each year, in a total of 180 credits. Each credit corresponds to 28 hours of learning, including lectures, problem-solving sessions, laboratory classes, seminars, and other learning activities as well as individual study.

The Programme prepares the students to immediately integrate the European chemistry-related market, or to access a 2nd cycle of studies if their option is a major specialization.

All teaching activities of the ACBP take place at the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, mainly at the Chemistry Department (http://www.dq.fct.unl.pt).

The ACBP curriculum organization and contents provide the following general objectives: a) A solid background in Chemistry; b) a recognised equivalence with other Cycles from European institutions that offer the same degree; c) an immediate access to other training degrees from National or European institutions; d) acquisition of the generic competences and basic knowledge in Chemistry that enables the new bachelor graduate to enter the European chemistry-related market, including industrial and government laboratories.

Specific Goals of the Programme

  • To develop capacities for independent learning and generic competences that allow the new bachelor graduate to have access to a 2nd cycle of studies.
  • To provide a broad university-level education in chemistry, with a good background in mathematics, statistics, physics and genetics.
  • To acquire familiarity with the scientific method and develop the capacity to apply it and innovate, to have the capacity to do a previous evaluation, analysis and to solve chemical problems, to achieve the competence for the treatment of experimental data, and to learn how to present reports.
  • To acquire competences for the use of equipment and laboratory material, individually or in team work, planning and performing tasks with deadlines.
  • To acquire competences in the utilization of informatics software in general, as well as in specific bioinformatic applications.
  • To acquire competences in science communication, both orally and in a written form.
  • To acquire competences to autonomously obtain documentation, bibliographic information about laboratory sessions and lectures, and specific information in key-areas of chemistry.

Degree pre-requisites

Duration : 3 years
Credits : 
180 ECTS

Undergraduate Program in Applied Chemistry - Biotechnology Profile

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Biology B 12 0-6
Biochemistry Bq 12  
Transferable Skills CC 3  
Social Sciences and Humanities CHS 3  
Physics F 6  
Mathematics M 18  
Chemistry Q 90  
Any Scientific Area QAC   6 (a)
Biology or Genetics or Chemical Engineering or Biochemistry Technology B / G / EQ / TBq    18
Biology or Biochemistry or Genetics or Chemistry or Chemical Engineering B / Bq / G / Q / EQ  12 (b)  
Total 156 24

(a) 6 ECTS credits in courses chosen by the student from a block (indicated in the syllabus as "Free Block") that includes units of all scientific areas of the FCT-UNL. This block of courses is set annually by the Scientific Council of FCT-UNL.

(b) The Biotechnology Project can be performed in any one of those scientific areas

 
Undergraduate Program in Applied Chemistry - Organic Chemistry Profile

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Biology B 12  
Biochemistry Bq 12  
Transferable Skills CC 3  
Social Sciences and Humanities CHS 3  
Physics F 6  
Mathematics M 18  
Chemistry Q 108  
Any Scientific Area QAC   6 (a)
Biochemistry or Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Bq / Q / EQ 12 (b)  
Total 174 6

(a) 6 ECTS credits in courses chosen by the student from a block (indicated in the syllabus as "Free Block") that includes units of all scientific areas of the FCT-UNL. This block of courses is set annually by the Scientific Council of FCT-UNL.

(b) The Organic Chemistry Project can be performed in any one of those scientific areas


Undergraduate Program in Applied Chemistry (no profile)

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Biology B 12  
Biochemistry Bq 12  
Transferable Skills CC 3  
Social Sciences and Humanities CHS 3  
Physics F 6  
Mathematics M 18  
Chemistry Q 90  
Any Scientific Area QAC   6 (a)
Biology or Chemistry or Genetics or Chemical Engineering or Biochemistry Technology B / Q / G / EQ / TBq    18
Chemistry or Biology or Biochemistry or Biochemistry Technology or Chemical Engineering  B / Bq / G / Q / TBq / EQ 12 (b)  
Total 156 24

(a) 6 ECTS credits in courses chosen by the student from a block (indicated in the syllabus as "Free Block") that includes units of all scientific areas of the FCT-UNL. This block of courses is set annually by the Scientific Council of FCT-UNL.

(b) Projects in Organic Chemistry or Biotechnology can be performed in any one of those scientific areas

Access to other courses

Access to 2nd cycle

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
  3. Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
  4. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.

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