Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of the properties, composition and structure of matter, the transformation of substances, and their corresponding energy changes. A good grasp of chemistry will also be useful in the fields of biology, physics, geology, engineering (e.g. plastic polymer and bio-polymer), biotechnology and many other subjects. Chemistry has widely been recognised as a central science because of its role in connecting the physical science with life and applied sciences such as liquid nano-fertiliser, soil chemistry, exploring new material for semiconductor, solar cell panel, battery and photocatalyst for water splitting to generate hydrogen. 

This programme is designed to increase students’ theoretical knowledge and application of chemistry, and to help them in developing various practical skills through experimental and instrumental techniques. It covers the traditional sub-disciplines of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry, as well as biochemistry. More modern interdisciplinary topics such as environmental chemistry, green chemistry, food chemistry, polymer chemistry and medicinal chemistry are also studied. This programme is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry United Kingdom since 2013 until present. The graduates from this programme also recognised by Institute Kimia Malaysia (IKM) where they can apply to join as a member of IKM.

Programme Details:


Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemistry

Accreditation Status:   

Fully accredited   


3 years (Full-time) 


January, June, October   

Total Programme Fees:   

RM53,050 (Malaysian)

RM71,250 (International)  

Medium of Instruction:   



Kampar, Perak


Faculty of Science (FSc)

Career Prospects:

  • Chemist 
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Petrochemist 
  • Polymer Chemist
  • Physical Chemist
  • Project Engineer in Semiconductor/ Electroplating Industries
  • Scientific Laboratory Officer
  • Product Specialist for Chemical/Instrument
  • Chemist in Waste Treatment Industry
  • Toxicologist
  • Research Scientist 
  • QA/QC Chemist in various Industries (eg. Paint & Coating, Food, Textiles and Pharmaceutical)
  • Application Engineer

Professional Recognition/Accreditation:

The UTAR Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemistry is recognised by the following organisations: