(I) Introduction of Applied Chemistry
This major intends to cultivate talents with a good command of basic theories of chemistry and chemical engineering, experimental skills, English language and computer operation. They are expected to do research work or managing work in the areas of chemistry or related areas and they are also qualified to develop new products or new techniques in fine chemical companies or other companies in the related fields.
Most of the graduates of this major can find jobs around the city of Shanghai. They can develop new products in the related fields, absorb new techniques, manage the production, control the quality of products or expand the market to create profits for the employers.
(II) Main Courses of Applied Chemistry
(1) Inorganic Chemistry
This course will introduce the important branch of chemistry concerned with the properties and behavior of inorganic compounds. This course covers all chemical compounds except the organic compounds. This course will introduce quantum theories, coordination compounds, main group compounds, transition metal compounds and organometallic compounds in detail.
(2) Analytical Chemistry
This course will introduce the methods of the separation, identification, and quantification of the chemical components of natural and artificial materials. The separation of components is often performed prior to analysis. Qualitative analysis gives an indication of the identity of the chemical species in the sample and quantitative analysis can determine the amount of one or more of these components. Students can learn analytical methods that can be separated into classical and instrumental methods. Classical methods (also known as chemical methods) include qualitative analysis that comprises chemical tests and flame test, gravimetric analysis and volumetric analysis. The instrumental methods include various spectroscopy methods such as atomic absorption spectroscopy, atomic emission spectroscopy, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy. Additionally, electrochemical analysis will also be introduced in this course.
(3) Organic Chemistry
This course will introduce organic chemistry, a subdiscipline within chemistry involving the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation (by synthesis or by other means) of carbon-based compounds and their derivatives. These compounds may contain any number of other elements, including hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, the halogens as well as phosphorus, silicon and sulfur. Students will learn that organic compounds are structurally diverse and the range of application of organic compounds is enormous. Students will know characterization, properties, nomenclature and classification of organic compounds. The organic reactions are the main content of this course and the various reactions will be introduced with mechanism and applications in organic synthesis.
(4) Physical Chemistry
This course will introduce the study of macroscopic, atomic, subatomic, and particulate phenomena in chemical systems in terms of physical laws and concepts. This course will also introduce the principles and concepts of physics such as motion, energy, force, time, thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, statistical mechanics and dynamics. Students will learn most of the physical concepts and their applications in chemical systems.
(5) Chemical Engineering
This course will introduce the branch of engineering that deals with the application of physical and chemical science as well as life sciences (e.g., biology, microbiology and biochemistry) with mathematics and economics. Chemical engineering will introduce the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable products. This course largely involves the design, improvement and maintenance of processes involving chemical or biological transformations for large-scale manufacture. Students will learn how to ensure the processes are operated safely, sustainably and economically.
(6) Linear Algebra
This course will introduce a branch of mathematics that studies vector spaces, also called linear spaces and linear functions. Linear algebra is commonly restricted to the case of finite dimensional vector spaces. Students will know that linear algebra is central to modern mathematics and its applications. This course will introduce vector spaces, linear transformation, useful theorems and related topics in detail.
(7) Chemical Engineering Drafting
This course will introduce the use of computer technology for the process of design and design-documentation, especially computer aided drafting (CAD) in the field of chemical engineering. Students will learn how to use CAD software. CAD software provides the user with input tools for the purpose of streamlining design processes, drafting and documentation. Students will know that CAD is an important industrial art extensively used in many applications, especially in the modern chemical industry. Through this course, students will also learn line styles, line types, orthographic projection, auxiliary projection, isometric projection, oblique projection and perspective.
(8) Fine Organic Reactions
This course will introduce chemical reactions involving fine chemicals. The basic organic chemistry reaction types will be introduced in this course. They are addition reactions, elimination reactions, substitution reactions, pericyclic reactions, rearrangement reactions and redox reactions. Students will know that organic reactions are used in the construction of new organic molecules in organic synthesis and the production of many man-made chemicals such as drugs, plastics, food additives, fabrics depend on organic reactions. Through this course, students will know various reactions and their applications well.
(9) Spectroscopic Methods in Organic Chemistry
This course contains six parts that are introduction of the course, 1H NMR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, UV spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and exercises of analyzing spectra. In this course, students can know the spectroscopic methods in organic chemistry and learn the relationship between electromagnetic waves and spectroscopy. The teacher will introduce the basic principles of various spectroscopy methods. The last part of this course contains a lot of exercises of various spectroscopy techniques. Students will learn how to use spectra to determine the chemical structures of organic compounds.
(10) Green Chemistry
This course will introduce green chemistry, that is also called sustainable chemistry, is a philosophy of chemical research and engineering that encourages the design of products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances. Students will know that green chemistry seeks to reduce and prevent pollution at the source. Students will also learn that green chemistry applies to organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and even physical chemistry, while green chemistry mainly focus on industrial applications. Additionally, some industrial case of green chemistry will be introduced in this course.