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Chemistry, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #268 (QS) Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The BSc in Chemistry program at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology educates future scientists to design, develop, and investigate chemical processes at the fundamental scale. 
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A chemistry education provides a holistic set of skills (e.g. computational, analytical, numerical and synthetic) and methodologies for looking at the physical world. Chemistry students further have an opportunity to pursue their interests in more specialized sub-disciplines of chemistry through available degree-tracks, designed to serve the country’s needs in three vital areas: environmental, materials and forensic sciences.

(i) The Environmental Chemistry track is expected to promote a sustainable development through environmental monitoring and assessment, green chemistry and renewable energies

(ii) The Materials Chemistry track will contribute to downstream petroleum-based industries such as the manufacture of polymers and plastics.

(iii) The Forensic Chemistry track will support the investigative skills linked with criminology and the police force.

Chemists synthesize life-saving drugs within the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and life sciences sectors and although this is a nascent industry within the UAE, the BSc in Chemistry program intends to pave the way for training a new generation of Emiratis who can play a leading role in developing this crucial sector of the UAE economy.

Upon successful completion of the degree, the BSc in Chemistry graduates can pursue further studies or careers in business, industry and academia, locally or internationally. Typical employment fields within the UAE and the Gulf region encompass quality control, technical jobs, consultancy or R&D in industrial and chemical laboratories, university and industrial research centers, environmental protection agencies, chemical manufacturing plants, forensic chemistry police, and education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    127 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemical Information Research Skills
  • General Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Introduction to Computational Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopic and Separation Methods in Analytical Chemistry
  • Advanced Instrumental Analysis Techniques in Chemistry

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Hold a UAE Secondary School Certificate (SSC) in Advanced Stream – Ministry of Education or Physics Stream – Abu Dhabi Education Council with a minimum overall achievement of 80%, and a minimum score of 80% in Mathematics or equivalent
  • American System -  Complete 12 years; Minimum GPA 3.0 (or equivalent) on scale of 4; Mathematics in 3 of last 3 years, Physics in 2 of last 3 years, and Chemistry in 1 of last 3 years; Minimum score of 80 in Mathematics; At least 1 science (Chemistry or Physics) in last year
  • British System - Total of 8 courses 5 - O level including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry , 3 - AS/A levels including Mathematics, and (Physics or Chemistry); Minimum grade of C in all courses

Tuition Fee

  • International

    825 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 825 EUR per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    825 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 825 EUR per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

AED 3,333 per credit hour 

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

  • 5000 - 8600 AED/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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