Minor in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry

The School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB) offers a minor programme in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry for all NTU undergraduates not enroled in CHEM degree programmes. The minor programme provides exposure to the principles and key applications of chemistry. It is especially useful for students majoring in the biological sciences, materials science, education, mathematics, and physics.

Courses used to satisfy minor requirements must be taken on a letter grade basis (i.e., the Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory option cannot be exercised). Students planning to enrol in a minor are advised to file a minor application form before embarking on the programme of study.

Minor Requirements

Compulsory Core Courses (AY2021-22 and before)

CM1021 - Basic Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory Note 14 AU
CM1031 - Basic Organic Chemistry with Laboratory Note 24 AU
CM1041 - Basic Physical Chemistry with Laboratory4 AU

1 Students who have already read FE1003 or BS1002 cannot use CM1021 to fulfill the minor requirement.
2 Students who have already read BS1003 cannot use CM1031 to fulfill the minor requirement.

For students who have already read FE1003, BS1002 or BS1003, please contact CCEB Undergraduate Studies to discuss how to fulfill the minor requirements.

Compulsory Core Courses (AY2022-23 and after)

CM1001 - Foundations of Chemistry I Note 34 AU
CM1002 - Foundations of Chemistry II Note 44 AU

3 Students who have already read BS1012  or BS1022 cannot use CM1001 to fulfill the minor requirement.
4 Students who have already read BS1013 or BS1033 cannot use CM1002 to fulfill the minor requirement.

For students who have already read BS1012, BS1022, BS1013, or BS1033, please contact CCEB Undergraduate Studies to discuss how to fulfill the minor requirements.

Students who have partially completed compulsory core courses CM1021, CM1031 and CM1041 (which are not offered from AY2022-23 onwards) should contact CCEB Undergraduate Studies to discuss how to fulfill the minor requirements.

For students under ICC curriculum: those who have used CY1101 to fulfill the compulsory core, please choose 4 courses from the elective list to fulfill your AU requirements for the minor. 

Electives (choose at least one course [AY2021-22 and before] or 3 courses [AY2022-23 and later] from the following list)

CM2011 - Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry3 AU
CM2021 - Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry3 AU
CM2031 - Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry3 AU
CM2041 - Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 13 AU
CM3011 - Chemical Spectroscopy and Applications3 AU
CM3021 - Organometallic Chemistry3 AU
CM3031 - Organic Reaction Mechanisms and Synthesis3 AU
CM3041 - Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 23 AU
  • For students under ICC curriculum: those who have used CY1101 to fulfil the compulsory core, please choose 4 courses from the elective list to fulfil your AU requirements for the minor.
  • For students under non-ICC curriculum: those who have used CY1101 to fulfil the compulsory core, please choose 5 courses from the elective list to fulfil your AU requirements for the minor.