Industrial Chemistry

Background of Industrial Chemistry Department

The Industrial Chemistry program at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University is opened to address shortage of industrial chemists that work on the growing number of industries. The department strives to deliver high-quality education, as per the standard of the country, and produce qualified professionals in order to satisfy the needs of industrial chemists of the country.

Industrial Chemistry deals with the commercial production of chemicals and related products from raw materials and their derivatives. It enables humanity to experience the benefits of Chemistry when applied on the exploitation of available materials and energy. Industrial Chemistry as a branch of Chemistry, therefore, comes in very useful application of scientific knowledge to a range of industrial endeavors. The pharmaceutical, cement, leather, plastic, fertilizer, textile and sugar industries are just some of the endeavors where Industrial Chemistry is applied. Structured training of the students in order to equip them with sound knowledge of the chemical principles and laboratory practices will make them capable and competent to solve problems in such industries.

Year I, Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Cr.hr.

Lect.

Tut.

Lab.

Phil1009

Logic and Critical Thinking

3

   

Psyc1011

General Psychology

3

   

FLEn1003

Communicative English Language Skills I

3

   

GeEs1005

Geography of Ethiopian and the Horn

3

   

Math1107

Mathematics for Natural Science

3

2

3

 

Chem1101

General Chemistry

3

2

3

 

SpSc1013

Physical Fitness and conditioning

P/F

   

Total

18

   



Year I Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

Cr.hr.

Lect.

Tut.

Lab.

EmTe1104

Emerging Technologies for Science

3

   

FLEn1004

Communicative English Language Skills II

3

   

Math1114

Applied Mathematics IA

4

3

3

 

MCiE1012

Moral and Civic Education

2

   

Incl1010

Inclusiveness

2

   

Ant1002

Social Anthropology

2

   

Entr1108

Entrepreneurship for Sciences

3

3

  

Total

19

   

 

Year II, Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Cr.hr.

Lect.

Tut.

Lab.

GLTr2001

Global trends

2

2

InCh2101

Analytical Chemistry

3

2

3

 

InCh2105

Practical Analytical Chemistry

1

3

Stat2103

Statistics for Industrial Chemists

3

2

3

 

InCh2107

Inorganic chemistry I

3

2

3

 

Econ2003

Economics

3

2

3

 

InCh2109

Organic Chemistry I

3

2

3

 

InCh2111

Practical Organic Chemistry I

1

3

Total

19

   

 

Year II, Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

Cr.hr.

Lect.

Tut.

Lab.

InCh2102

Instrumental Analysis I

3

2

3

 

InCh2104

Practical Instrumental Analysis I

1

  

3

Hist2002

History of Ethiopia and the Horn

3

3

InCh2106

Physical Chemistry I

3

2

3

 

InCh2108

Practical Inorganic Qualitative Analysis

1

3

Phys2114

Physics for Industrial Chemists

3

2

3

 

InCh2110

Organic Chemistry II

3

2

3

 

InCh2112

Practical Organic Chemistry II

1

3

Total

18

   



Year III, Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Cr.hr.

Lect.

Tut.

Lab.

InCh3101

Instrumental Analysis II

3

2

3

 

InCh3103

Practical Instrumental Analysis II

1

3

InCh3105

Industrial organic and consumer Products

3

2

3

InCh3107

Physical Chemistry II

3

2

3

InCh3109

Practical Physical Chemistry I

1

3

InCh3111

Inorganic Chemistry II

4

3

3

 

InCh3113

Practical Inorganic Synthesis

1

3

InCh3115

Computer Applications for Chemists

2

1

 

3

Total

18

   

Year III, Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

Cr.hr.

Lect.

Tut.

Lab.

InCh3102

Physical Chemistry III

3

2

3

 

InCh3104

Practical Physical Chemistry II

1

  

3

ChEg3106

Unit operations for Industrial Chemists

3

2

3

 

Biot3108

Industrial Microbiology for Chemists

3

2

 

3

InCh3110

Systematic Identification of organic compounds

2

  

6

InCh3112

Industrial Inorganic Products

3

2

3

 

InCh3114

Research methods and scientific writing

2

2

  

ISTP3116

Integrated Science Team Project

3

2

 

3

Total

20

   



Year III, Semester III

Course Code

Course Title

Cr.hr.

Lect.

Tut.

Lab.

InCh3117

Industrial Attachment *

3

  

3

Total

3

   



Year IV, Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Cr.hr.

Lect.

Tut.

Lab.

InCh4101

Sugar Processing and Production

3

2

3

 

InCh4103

Leather Processing and Production

3

2

3

 

InCh4105

Industrial Pharmacy

3

2

3

 

InCh4107

Chemistry of Materials

3

3

3

 

InCh4109

Environmental Chemistry and Waste management

3

2

3

 

InCh4111

Biochemistry

3

2

3

 

InCh4114

Student Project *

P/F

   

Total

18

   

 

*= pass/fail based on proposal evaluations

 

Year IV, Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

Cr.hr.

Lect.

Tut.

Lab.

InCh4102

Real Sample Analysis

1

  

3

InCh4104

Pharmaceutical Analysis

2

1

3

 

InCh4106

Quality Assurance and Management systems

2

2

InCh4108

Chemistry of paper, pigments and natural products

3

2

3

 

InCh4110

Industrial safety and loss prevention

2

2

  

InCh4112

Cement, glass and ceramics

3

2

3

 

InCh4114

Student Project

4

  

12

Total

17

   







Upon successful completion of the program the graduates will develop the following skills, knowledge, and attributes

PO

Statement

PO-1

An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical and scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to Industrial Chemistry.

PO-2

Ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program in chemical industries to meet desired needs.

PO-3

An ability to develop and conduct experiments, or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.

PO-4

An ability to operate advanced scientific equipment properly.

PO-5

An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

PO-6

An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impacts of technical and scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

PO-7

An ability to fulfill a multiplicity of roles as research scientists, development chemists, and technical representatives and as lab/unit/plant/company managers.

PO-8

An ability to function effectively in teams together with other professionals that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze the risks and uncertainty.



Department of Industrial Chemistry Laboratories: -
Analytical Chemistry Research Lab