Chemistry - Undergraduate Studies

The main goal of this study program is acquiring the knowledge, expertise and skills necessary for work, as well as preparation for further education. Students who have completed this study program can successfully work in educational institutions, laboratories for various purposes, nature protection institutes and other institutions, both local and national.

The goals of the study program are aimed at acquiring academic skills, developing creative abilities and achieving expertise within the field of chemistry; they are in the line with the requirements of the time, the labor market and the basic tasks and goals of education at the Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Priština, temporarily settled in Kosovska Mitrovica.

The chemistry curriculum was given as a transparent structure to achieve the necessary learning outcomes with all its subjects connected and unified into a whole. The classes integrate classical lectures with practical activities in the form of laboratory classes.

The Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Priština, temporarily settled in Kosovska Mitrovica, has defined the basic tasks and goals within the Quality Assurance Strategy, with which the study program’s goals are fully met harmonized.

Greater efficiency is enabled by the fact that all courses are one-semester and that the student progress monitoring and grading system is dynamic. Depending on the course, up to 30-70% of results can be obtained by fulfilling pre-exam assignments and tasks (exercises, seminar papers, colloquia, tests, etc.).

The role of students achieving the goals of the study program is multifaceted. The organization of the curriculum allows students to independently create their educational profile not only through the choice of elective courses but also through becoming involved in the internal evaluation of the program, teacher and teaching process quality, thus initiating change in the study program and teaching methods.

A table of courses listed according to the semester/year of study for Undergraduate Studies, Chemistry 2021

No Course Code Course Name Sem. Number of Classes Other ECTS Compulsory/Elective Course type
L E OFT SRW
FIRST YEAR
1 H31111 General Chemistry 1 3 3 8 Compulsory Theoretical-Methodological
2 H31112 Qualitative Analytical
Chemistry 1
1 2 3 7 Compulsory Vocational - applicative
3 H31113 Physics 1 2 2 6 Compulsory Academic-general education
4 H31114 Mathematics 1 1 2 2 5 Compulsory Academic-general education
5 Блок 1 Elective Courses 1 1 1 1 4
1 HF111 Russian Language 1 Elective Academic-general education
2 HF555 English Language 1 Elective Academic-general education
6 H31121 Inorganic Chemistry 2 3 3 8 Compulsory Theoretical-Methodological
7 H31122 Qualitative Analytical
Chemistry 2
2 3 3 8 Compulsory Vocational-applicative
8 H31123 Mathematics 2 2 2 2 5 Compulsory Academic-general education
9 H31124 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 2 2 0 5 Compulsory Scientific-Vocational
10 Блок 2 Elective Courses 2 2 1 1 4
3 HF English Language 2 Elective Academic-general education
4 HF222 Russian Language 2 Elective Academic-general education
Total number of classes (L, E, OFT, SRW): 21 20 60
Total number of classes: 41
SECOND YEAR
11 H31231 Organic Chemistry 1 3 2 3 6 Compulsory Theoretical-Methodological
12 H31232 Physical Chemistry 1 3 2 2 6 Compulsory Scientific-Vocational
13 H31233 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry 3 3 3 8 Compulsory Vocational-applicative
14 Блок 3 Elective Courses 3 3 3 2 8
5 H31235 Renewable Energy Sources Elective Scientific-Vocational
6 HF333 Pedagogy Elective Theoretical-Methodological
15 H31241 Organic Chemistry 2 4 3 3 7 Compulsory Theoretical-Methodological
16 H31242 Physical Chemistry 2 4 4 3 8 Compulsory Scientific-Vocational
17 H31243 Practicum in quantitative analysis with measurement result processing 4 1 3 4 Compulsory Vocational-applicative
18 H31244 Separation Methods in Chemistry 4 2 2 5 Compulsory Vocational-applicative
19 Блок 4 Elective Courses 4 4 3 2 8
7 H31246 New Materials in Chemistry Elective Theoretical-Methodological
8 HF444 Psychology Elective Theoretical-Methodological
Total number of classes (L, E, OFT, SRW): 23 23 60
Total number of classes: 46
THIRD YEAR
20 H31351 Chemistry of natural products 1 5 2 3 6 Compulsory Vocational-applicative
21 H31352 Fundamentals of Chemical Technology 5 2 2 5 Compulsory Vocational-applicative
22 H31353 Organic Stereochemistry 5 2 2 5 Compulsory Scientific-Vocational
23 H31354 Higher Inorganic Chemistry 5 3 2 7 Compulsory Scientific-Vocational
24 Блок 5 Elective Courses 5 5 2 2 7
9 H31355 School Experiments in Chemistry Teaching Elective Academic-general education
10 H31356 Chemistry of colloid Elective Scientific-Vocational
25 H31361 Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry 6 2 2 5 Compulsory Scientific-Vocational
26 H31362 Optical Methods of Instrumental Analysis 6 3 2 7 Compulsory Vocational-applicative
27 H31363 Industrial Chemistry 6 2 0 2 5 Compulsory Scientific-Vocational
28 H31364 Chemistry of Natural Products 2 6 2 3 6 Compulsory Vocational-applicative
29 Блок 6 Elective Courses 6 6 2 2 7
11 H31365 Chemistry Teaching Methodology Elective Theoretical-Methodological
12 H31366 Mechanisms of Inorganic Reactions Elective Scientific-Vocational
Total number of classes (L, E, OFT, SRW): 22 20 2 60
Total number of classes: 44
FOURTH YEAR
30 H31366 Organic Reaction Mechanisms 7 3 3 6 Compulsory Scientific-Vocational
31 H31472 Polymers 7 2 2 4 Compulsory Vocational-applicative
32 H31473 Electroanalytical chemistry 7 3 2 6 Compulsory Scientific-Vocational
33 H31474 Environmental analytical chemistry 7 2 2 4 Compulsory Vocational-applicative
34 Блок 7 Elective Courses 7 7 2 2 5
13 H31475 Scientific Information in Chemistry Elective Scientific-Vocational
14 H31476 Bioinorganic Chemistry Elective Vocational-applicative
15 H31477 Bioorganic Chemistry Elective Vocational-applicative
35 H31478 Professional Practice 7 0 0 6 3 Compulsory Theoretical-Methodological
36 H31481 Biochemistry 8 3 3 6 Compulsory Scientific-Vocational
37 H31482 Environmental Protection 8 2 2 4 Compulsory Academic-general education
38 H31483 Instrumental Methods in Organic Chemistry 8 2 2 4 Compulsory Scientific-Vocational
39 H31484 Fundamentals of Electrochemistry 8 2 2 5 Compulsory Vocational-applicative
40 Блок 8 Elective Courses 8 8 2 2 5 Vocational-applicative
16 H31485 Modern Methods in Analytical Chemistry Elective Vocational-applicative
17 H31486 Pharmaceutical Chemistry Elective Vocational-applicative
18 H31487 Computer Software Application in Chemistry Elective Scientific-Vocational
41 H31488 Final Thesis 8 0 0 3 8 Compulsory Scientific-Vocational
42 31488 Final Thesis Writing and Defense 8 0 0 2 3 0 Compulsory Scientific-Vocational
Total number of classes (L, E, OFT, SRW): 23 22 2 12 60
Total number of classes: 47 60
Total number of classes, other classes and ECTS in all years of study: 178 12 240

The main goal of this study program is acquiring the knowledge, expertise and skills necessary for work, as well as preparation for further education. Students who have completed this study program can successfully work in educational institutions, laboratories for various purposes, nature protection institutes and other institutions, both local and national.

The goals of the study program are aimed at acquiring academic skills, developing creative abilities and achieving expertise within the field of chemistry; they are in the line with the requirements of the time, the labor market and the basic tasks and goals of education at the Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Priština, temporarily settled in Kosovska Mitrovica.

The chemistry curriculum was given as a transparent structure to achieve the necessary learning outcomes with all its subjects connected and unified into a whole. The classes integrate classical lectures with practical activities in the form of laboratory classes.

The Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Priština, temporarily settled in Kosovska Mitrovica, has defined the basic tasks and goals within the Quality Assurance Strategy, with which the study program’s goals are fully met harmonized.

Greater efficiency is enabled by the fact that all courses are one-semester and that the student progress monitoring and grading system is dynamic. Depending on the course, up to 30-70% of results can be obtained by fulfilling pre-exam assignments and tasks (exercises, seminar papers, colloquia, tests, etc.).

The role of students achieving the goals of the study program is multifaceted. The organization of the curriculum allows students to independently create their educational profile not only through the choice of elective courses but also through becoming involved in the internal evaluation of the program, teacher and teaching process quality, thus initiating change in the study program and teaching methods.

The students who graduate from this study program will acquire the following skills:

  • logical reasoning, formulating hypotheses, drawing conclusions;
  • professional communication and communication within a team;
  • further professional advancement;
  • keeping up with and understanding the contemporary currents within their profession and their social environment;
  • applying theoretical knowledge in practice;
  • ability to establish a critical/self-critical approach;
  • presenting work/research results;
  • professional ethics.

Upon finishing this program of study, the students will acquire the following subject-specific skills:

  • knowledge and understanding of the fields of inorganic, physical, analytical, applied, organic chemistry and biochemistry, as well as their connection and application in solving practical problems;
  • introduction to laboratory instruments and equipment;
  • mastering experimental techniques and procedures for their practical application;
  • ability to use professional literature and modern information and communication technologies for acquiring new knowledge, i.e., for further independent professional development;
  • developed habits for monitoring, being informed about and applying innovations within their profession;
  • ability to analyze and assess the results of one's own and others' work;
  • ability to continue their education through master's and doctoral studies.

The aforementioned competencies stem from the expected outcomes of the study program, according to which the graduates would acquire creative abilities that would qualify them for employment. This is a set of skills that the average student should possess, know and be able to demonstrate.

The study program of Chemistry of undergraduate studies contains all the basic elements relevant to chemistry. As such, it is performed at almost all higher education institutions of this type in the world.

Nearly all the elements of the study program, such as the academic title, duration of studies, ECTS, courses names and content, exams, learning outcomes and teacher competencies are in accordance with those in most European higher education institutions.

Furthermore, the curriculum of this program is influenced by the positive experience of those institutions which have successfully implemented the Bologna reform, working in the domain of higher education in chemistry.

To achieve this compatibility with the corresponding study programs in Europe, detailed analysis and comparison were performed. The compatibility is made possible by maintaining the enrollment requirements as well as the structure and the content of the program. The quality, contemporary character and compliance of this study program with corresponding international study programs implemented at foreign higher education institutions is evident.

Comparing study programs based on the representation of certain main groups of subjects shows a significant degree of their harmonization, while certain minimal deviations are present among elective subjects. In addition, many subjects among the comparable study programs are similar in content, while their names differ to an extent.

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