Title name: Degree in Chemistry
Branch of knowledge: Sciences
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Chemistry Avda. Das Ciencias, s / n. South campus 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: Decree 385/2009 of August 27 (DOG 09/16/09)
Date of publication in the BOE: Published in the BOE of March 5, 2010 Modification: BOE of February 28, 2020
Date of the last accreditation: 07/11/2017
Responsible for the title: Bermejo Barrera, Maria del Pilar
Degree coordinator: Bermejo Barrera, Maria del Pilar
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Study regime: face-to-face
Languages of use: Spanish Galician EnglishInteruniversity degree: No
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsMain aspects of chemical terminology, nomenclature, conventions and units.
Variation of the characteristic properties of chemical elements according to the Periodic Table.
Characteristics of the different states of matter and the theories used to describe them.
Main types of chemical reaction and their main associated characteristics.
Principles of thermodynamics and their applications in Chemistry.
Study of the chemical elements and their compounds. Obtaining, structure and reactivity.
Properties of organic, inorganic and organometallic compounds.
Study of analytical techniques (electrochemical, optical, ...) and their applications.
Unit operations of Chemical Engineering.
Metrology of chemical processes including quality management.
Relationship between macroscopic properties and properties of individual atoms and molecules: including macromolecules (natural and synthetic), polymers, colloids and other materials.
Structure and reactivity of the main classes of biomolecules and the chemistry of the main biological processes.
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, with concepts, principles and theories related to the areas of Chemistry.
Resolution of qualitative and quantitative problems according to previously developed models.
Recognize and analyze new problems and plan strategies to solve them.
Evaluation, interpretation and synthesis and Chemical data and information.
Handle chemical materials safely.
Carry out standard laboratory procedures involved in analytical and synthetic work, in relation to organic and inorganic systems.
Handling of standard chemical instrumentation such as that used for structural investigations and separations.
Interpretation of data from observations and measurements in the laboratory in terms of its significance and the theories that support it.
Risk assessment in the use of chemical substances and laboratory procedures.
Balance between theory and experimentation.
Recognize and value chemical processes in daily life.
Understanding of the qualitative and quantitative aspects of chemical problems.
Ability to relate Chemistry with other disciplines.Basic skillsThat students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge coming from the vanguard of his field of study.
That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the skills that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study.
That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a specialized and non-specialized public.
That the students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.CurriculumItineraries or mentions:
They are not contemplated.
Temporal arrangement of studies:
In addition to the prerequisites established for each subject in order to enroll, it should be noted that in order to take subjects in the 2nd year of the degree, the student must have passed at least 6 subjects (36 credits) of the first year.
Credit transfer and recognition:
It consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different education for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
It implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, at the same or at another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official degree, will be included.
The USC regulates these two figures in the following regulations published on the web:
Recognition of university activities and transversal competences of the usc:
Students will be able to obtain up to a maximum of 12 optional credits for the recognition of the activities contemplated in article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 and of the transversal competences of the USC. Cross-cutting competences for all USC Master's degrees are considered instrumental knowledge of (1) foreign languages; (2) Galician language, and (3) information and communication technologies. In any case, the maximum number of recognizable credits for the activities of article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 will be 6.Professional outingsThe activity rate of young chemists is around 85%. The job offer for graduates in Chemistry is concentrated in the Chemical, industrial, hospital and teaching sectors.