Bachelor of Science in Chemical Sciences | UWC

APS Required



3 year(s)


Bachelor's Degree





  • Minimum 33 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)
  • Maths Code 4
  • Physical Sciences Code 4

Career Prospects

  1. Chemical Engineer: Design, develop, and optimize processes for the production, transformation, and utilization of chemicals and materials in industries such as petroleum refining, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and food processing. Chemical engineers apply principles of chemistry, physics, and mathematics to design chemical reactors, separation systems, and process control strategies, ensuring efficient and safe operation of chemical processes and industrial facilities.
  2. Analytical Chemist: Perform chemical analyses and tests on various substances, materials, and products to identify and quantify their chemical composition, properties, and contaminants. Analytical chemists use techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry to analyze samples, interpret analytical data, and provide analytical support to research and development, quality control, and regulatory compliance activities in industries such as pharmaceuticals, environmental monitoring, and forensic science.
  3. Research Scientist: Conduct scientific research and investigations in chemistry and related fields, exploring fundamental questions, solving practical problems, and advancing knowledge and innovation in chemical sciences. Research scientists design experiments, synthesize compounds, analyze data, and publish research findings in scientific journals, contributing to scientific discoveries, technological advancements, and interdisciplinary collaborations in areas such as organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and materials science.
  4. Materials Scientist: Study the properties, structure, and behavior of materials, such as metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites, to develop new materials with desired properties and applications in various industries. Materials scientists conduct research on material synthesis, characterization, and processing, investigating material properties, performance, and applications in fields such as nanotechnology, biomaterials, and electronic materials.
  5. Quality Control Chemist: Ensure the quality, safety, and compliance of chemical products, materials, and processes through quality control testing, inspection, and validation procedures. Quality control chemists perform quality assessments, conduct quality audits, and implement quality assurance measures to maintain product quality standards, regulatory compliance, and customer satisfaction in industries such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and consumer goods.
  6. Environmental Chemist: Study the fate, transport, and effects of chemicals in the environment, assessing environmental pollution, monitoring water and air quality, and developing remediation strategies to protect human health and ecosystems. Environmental chemists analyze environmental samples, evaluate pollutant sources, and conduct environmental risk assessments to address environmental challenges such as water pollution, air pollution, and soil contamination.
  7. Pharmaceutical Chemist: Work in pharmaceutical research and development, designing and synthesizing new drug compounds, formulations, and delivery systems for the treatment of diseases and medical conditions. Pharmaceutical chemists conduct drug discovery, drug optimization, and preclinical testing, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to develop new pharmaceutical products and therapies in areas such as medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and drug delivery.
  8. Process Chemist: Optimize chemical processes and production methods in industries such as manufacturing, petrochemicals, and energy production, ensuring efficiency, safety, and environmental sustainability. Process chemists develop and scale up chemical processes, troubleshoot process issues, and implement process improvements and innovations to optimize product yields, reduce production costs, and minimize environmental impacts.
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