Bachelor of Science (Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics)

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Overview

This course is a general science course with the opportunity for the students to specialize in biology, chemistry or physics. The main aim of the degree is to develop students with a strong foundation and advanced knowledge in scientific principles in their chosen specialty. After completing this degree students will develop the skills required to work in variety of science related fields and will have a strong understanding of scientific principles, and the ability to analyze scientific information by identifying components, relationships and patterns, both in experimental data and ideas. Furthermore they will be able to discuss and evaluate scientific information from different sources and assess its credibility. They will have mastered an inquiry-based approach to science, learning how to form and articulate testable hypotheses, and design investigations to test them. They will also have learned basic laboratory techniques used in a variety of scientific sub-disciplines, and have the quantitative skills necessary to interpret findings. Graduates will be able to follow careers in science teaching, research and developmental work, laboratory based jobs in healthcare, forensic science labs, environmental, meteorology and fisheries/agriculture sector. The degree will be a Maldivian qualification that will meet all the regulations set by Maldives Qualification Authority and fulfill international standards required for a first degree.

Entry Criteria

  • 2 passes in GCE A’ level and 3 passes in GCE O’ level (Mathematics/ Science subjects); OR

  • Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field; OR

  • Attainment of a Level 4 Foundation Study target program

English Language Requirements

Certified proficiency in English (GCE O’ level/ IGCSE English pass/ MNU English Language Competency Test) or equivalent

Course Structure

Semester 1 60
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 1 Nil Scientific and Analytical Skills 15
Core 2 Nil Mathematics for Scientists 15
Core 3 Nil Biology of Cells and Organisms 15
Core 4 Nil Principles of Physics 15
Semester 2 60
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 5 Nil Inorganic and Physical Chemistry I 15
Core 6 Nil Organic Chemistry I 15
Core 7 Nil Life on Earth 15
Core 8 Nil Thermodynamics and Modern Physics 15
Exit with an Diploma in Science after successful completion of the 2nd Semester.
Semester 3 60
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 9 Nil Research Methods and Experimental Design 15
Core 10 Core 1 Instrumental Analysis 15
Core 11 Core 3 Biochemistry and Molecular biology 15
Core 12 Core 3 Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology 15
Semester 4 60
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 13 Nil Ecology and Environmental Systems 15
Core 14 Nil Marine Biology 15
Core 15 Nil Microbiology 15
Core 16 Core 3 Human Health and Disease 15
Exit with an Advanced Diploma in Science (Biology) after successful completion of the 4th Semester.
Semester 5 75
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 17 Nil Science Communication 15
Core 18 Nil Research Project 30
Elective 1 Nil Choose from elective list 15
Elective 2 Nil Choose from elective list 15
Semester 6 60
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 19 Nil Science and Society 15
Core 20 Nil Research Project (continuing) 15
Elective 3 Nil Choose from elective list 15
Elective 4 Nil Choose from elective list 15
Semester 3 60
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 9 Nil Research Methods and Experimental Design 15
Core 10 Core 1 Instrumental Analysis 15
Core 11 Core 6 Organic chemistry II 15
Core 12 Nil Environmental Chemistry 15
Semester 4 60
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 13 Nil Fundamentals of Analytical chemistry 15
Core 14 Nil Material Science 15
Core 15 Core 6 Medicinal Chemistry 15
Core 16 Core 5 Inorganic and Physical Chemistry II 15
Exit with an Advanced Diploma in Science (Chemistry) after successful completion of the 4th Semester.
Semester 5 75
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 17 Nil Science Communication 15
Core 18 Nil Research Project 30
Elective 1 Nil Choose from elective list 15
Elective 2 Nil Choose from elective list 15
Semester 6 60
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 19 Nil Science and Society 15
Core 20 Nil Research Project (continuing) 15
Elective 3 Nil Choose from elective list 15
Elective 4 Nil Choose from elective list 15
Semester 3 60
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 9 Nil Research Methods and Experimental Design 15
Core 10 Core 2 Mathematics for Physicist 15
Core 11 Nil Green buildings and Sustainability 15
Core 12 Nil Earth System Science 15
Semester 4 60
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 13 Core 4 Electrical Technology 15
Core 14 Nil Electronics and Electrical principles 15
Core 15 Nil Power Generation 15
Core 16 Core 8 Quantum physics 15
Exit with an Advanced Diploma in Science (Physics) after successful completion of the 4th Semester.
Semester 5 75
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 17 Nil Science Communication 15
Core 18 Nil Research Project 30
Elective 1 Nil Choose from elective list 15
Elective 2 Nil Choose from elective list 15
Semester 6 60
Co/ Elective Pre-requisite Subject Name Credit Points
Core 19 Nil Science and Society 15
Core 20 Nil Research Project (continuing) 15
Elective 3 Nil Choose from elective list 15
Elective 4 Nil Choose from elective list 15

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