Analytical Chemist - Manager of Chemical Laboratory

Analytical Chemist - Chemical Laboratory Manager

Bachelor's degree programme, full-time study mode, single-subject, Czech, 3 years 
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The Bachelor’s study programme of Analytical Chemist - Manager of a Chemical Laboratory provides three year education, during which students qualify as analytical chemists for laboratories in every branch of analytical chemistry, e.g. clinical biochemistry, health care, pharmaceutical industry, veterinary medicine, environmental protection, hygiene, food chemistry, geology and quality or process control. During the study, students will become acquainted with modern analytical techniques, such as capillary electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, laser-induced fluorescence or atomic spectrometry.

The goal of this study programme is to give graduates basic theoretical and practical knowledge in all chemical disciplines, namely inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry and biochemistry. The programme aims to prepare students for the Bachelor's state examination and afterwards, for either continuation in Master’s study of any of the chosen chemistry disciplines, or for a job in academic institutions or commercial companies.

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After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

  • professionally operate and manage a chemical laboratory
  • use in practice classical and selected modern analytical techniques and apply them to carrying out assigned tasks
  • use general knowledge of management, economy and law to run effectively a chemical laboratory
  • show knowledge of chemical literature and other basic chemical information sources
  • estimate hazards of working with dangerous substances and obey safety rules connected with handling them
  • report the results of their work and present them with the use of modern computational methods
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Graduates can follow up with a Master's degree in chemistry at both home and foreign universities. Because of their knowledge of chemistry, PC usage and language skills, graduates can also find jobs in chemical laboratories in all areas of basic research, development, business sector, state management, health care, pharmacy and food production, as well as in management of production, manipulation, matter controlling and disposal of chemical materials in both national and foreign companies.

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When developing their study plans, students must comply with the provisions of the Study and Examination Regulations of the faculty, and Rules and Conditions for the Creation of the Study Plan in a given programme. As a starting point one can use the recommended study plan, which evenly distributes the Bachelor's degree study to a standard three-year period and ensures that students fulfil prerequisites for graduating from a university in a standard period of time. The faculty time-table (allocation of time and space to courses taught in a given semester) is prepared with the consideration of the recommended study plans.

The standard duration of studies is six semesters. During the whole course of study students must obtain a total of 180 credits for required, selective and elective courses. Out of those, 167 credits must be obtained for courses in natural science, mathematics or informatics, and a minimum of 158 credits for courses in chemistry. To be admitted to the final state examination students must write up a Bachelor's thesis on an assigned topic.

When developing and subsequently meeting the requirements of the study plan, each student has to adhere to the following rules and conditions:

During the first and second semesters students have to enrol in all required courses, as stated in the recommended study plan. However, the enrolment in selected courses in the second semester might be exceptionally conditioned by their successful completion in the first semester.

Each academic year students must complete a compulsory course without credit rating: C7777, Handling Chemical Substances. In the first year of the study it is also mandatory during the fall semester to complete a single two-hour lecture, in subsequent years it is optional. This course is completed on successfully passing a test. Completing C7777 is a prerequisite for admission to all courses in which handling chemicals (laboratory, a separate project, thesis, etc.) takes place.

Students must pass an exam in JA001, English for Specific Purposes, at the B1 level according to CEFR before signing for the Bachelor's final state examination.

Students must successfully complete all compulsory courses in the given study programme. They must earn at least 149 credits for completing compulsory and selective courses (excluding JA001 exam and physical education courses). They also have to attend lectures in organic chemistry and biochemistry, which they undertake as a one- or two-semesters long course, with respect to the content of their final state examination.

In developing the study plan students must consider the final state examination requirements and adjust the choice of courses so that they are able to gain all the relevant knowledge through required and optional courses.

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The final state examination consists of the defence of a Bachelor's thesis and a written exam in three compulsory courses (Analytical Chemistry, Physico-Chemical Fundamentals of Analytical Methods and Management) and one selective course in the fields of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry or biochemistry. Relevant knowledge will be obtained by completing required and selective courses of the study plan. Sets of exam questions referring to individual courses are available on the website of the Chemistry Department:

http://ustavchemie.sci.muni.cz/files/pdf/pozadavky_bc_chemie_manazer.pdf

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Completing the Bachelor's study programme in chemistry enables a smooth transfer to any Master's study programme. In the Master's chemistry studies students can specialize, according to their choice, in inorganic, analytical, organic, macromolecular, material, physical and environmental chemistry and work up their diploma theses in the chosen specialization.

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Field of study specifications

Field of Study: Analytical Chemist - Manager of Chemical Laboratory
Abbreviation: MCL
Code: 1403R003
Type: Bachelor's degree programme
Degree: Bc.
Accreditation: to 31/12/2024
Programme: B1407 B-CH Chemistry
Faculty of Science
Field of study guaranteed by:
Faculty of Science
Field guarantor:
prof. Mgr. Jan Preisler, Ph.D.