Bachelor of Science in Chemical Technology

General

Program Description

This degree is geared towards those students who envisage a career in applied chemical sciences and related industries. The programme will offer an opportunity for students to gain a foundation in the core chemistry concepts and the manufacture of chemical products, such as pharmaceuticals, polymers, foods, beverages and petrochemicals. The knowledge, skills and competencies attained give the individuals an opportunity to succeed in employment in a wide range of manufacturing and processing industries, consulting firms, government, research and educational institutions.

The course will expose students to the development and design of chemical processes at different scales and creates a bridge between science and manufacturing, by applying the principles of chemistry and engineering to solve problems involving the production or use of chemicals. The programme also provides opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher-level skills in a scientific and technological context, providing learners to develop a range of skill and attributes essential for successful performance in professional working life.

The programme will be delivered over a three year period during which the student will be engaged in a number of lectures, tutorials, practical investigations, work placements and projects.

Assessment

Various modes of assessments will be used.

Core Study Units

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Chemical Laboratory Techniques
  • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • Principles of Spectroscopy and Chromatography
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemical Analysis
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Nanotechnology
  • Laboratory Management
  • Project for Applied Science
  • Work-based Experience
  • Mathematics for Chemists (Key Skill 1)
  • Scientific English (Key Skill 2)
  • Process modelling & computing
  • Fundamentals of Engineering and Process Engineering
  • Transport phenomena
  • Chemical Reactor Engineering
  • Separation Processes
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Mechanical Operation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Dissertation

Programme Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand theoretical aspects of fundamental and specialized chemistry subjects and apply the acquired knowledge to solve complex problems encountered in the chemical industry.
  2. Understand the processes involved in the research and development of chemical manufacturing activities.
  3. Understand the operation and maintenance of industrial chemical plants and appreciate the need of health and safety and environmental considerations.
  4. Know how to manage a quality system and understand the typical duties of laboratory managers in different types of laboratory.

Career Opportunities

  • Senior Laboratory Analyst
  • Laboratory Administrator
  • Validation Specialist
  • Chemical Plant Administrator
Last updated May 2018

About the School

Established in 2001, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is the country’s leading vocational education and training institution. Through our six institutes in Malta and the Gozo ... Read More

Established in 2001, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is the country’s leading vocational education and training institution. Through our six institutes in Malta and the Gozo Campus, we offer 185 full-time and over 300 part-time vocational courses ranging from certificates to degrees (MQF Level 1 to Level 6). Our students are prepared for careers in different sectors of the economy or for higher education. Read less