Branch Details

Consumer Chemistry

Original title in Czech: Spotřební chemieFCHAbbreviation: BKCO_SCHAcad. year: 2017/2018

Programme: Chemistry and Chemical Technologies

Length of Study: 3 years

Accredited from: 20.7.2005Accredited until: 31.8.2019

Profile

The objective of the study program is to provide students with general background in the field of technical chemistry with the focus on consumer chemistry technologies and to train student creativity and independence. The graduates are supposed to work in production of fine chemicals; in cosmetic industry; housing and household chemistry; manufacture of agricultural, medical, and curative preparations; in printing and image processing industries; production of paints and lacquers; plasma-chemical technologies; processing and application of biopolymers and technical textiles etc. They can hold the positions of highly qualified workers; technologists; positions in lower or middle management; positions of research and development assistants; and after proper training they can promote to the positions of development workers. Graduates are also supposed to work in service departments like quality control or registration divisions etc. Nevertheless, they can apply to study master programs accredited at the faculty.

Key learning outcomes

Graduates acquire basic knowledge and skills including laboratory working skills in the field of technical chemistry with the focus on inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry, and chemical engineering. The above chemistry foundations represent a base for further specialization in consumer chemistry technologies. According to the branch of consumer chemistry they specialize in, the students will be educated in the following fields: surface treatment of materials; housing and household chemistry; print, image processing and coloristic technologies; and technological processing or production of biopolymers, sorbents, and technical textiles. Students develop laboratory working skills to advanced level which enables their independent fulfilment of assigned tasks. They also undergo a thorough training in general English and mainly English for specific purposes, and, moreover, they are educated in optional general humanistic and technical disciplines such as quality control, psychology and sociology, technical and engineering drawing or measurement techniques. Graduates are also familiar with the use of modern information technologies in chemical industry (e.g. in technological regulations, calculations, statistical processing and graphical representation and databases) and other related fields like logistics and trade.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates will acquire basic knowledge and skills including laboratory working skills in the field of technical chemistry with the focus on inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry, and chemical engineering. The above chemistry foundations represent a base for further specialization in consumer chemistry technologies. According to the branch of consumer chemistry they specialize in, the students will be educated in the following fields: cosmetic technologies; chemistry in housing and household technologies; surface treatment of materials; print, image processing and coloristic technologies; and technological processing or production of biopolymers, sorbents, and technical textiles. Students develop laboratory working skills to advanced level which enables their independent fulfilment of assigned tasks. Students also undergo a thorough training in general English and mainly English for specific purposes and, moreover, they are educated in optional general humanistic and technical disciplines such as quality control, psychology and sociology, technical and engineering drawing or measurement techniques. Graduates are also familiar with the use of modern information technology in chemical industry (e.g. in technological regulations, calculations, statistical processing, databases, and graphical representation) and other related fields like logistics and trade. The graduates are supposed to work in production of fine chemicals such as cosmetic industry; housing and household chemistry; manufacture of agricultural, medical, and curative preparations; in printing and image processing industries; production of paints and lacquers; plasma-chemical technologies; processing and application of biopolymers and technical textiles etc. They can hold the positions of highly qualified workers; technologists; positions in lower or middle management; positions of research and development assistants; and after proper training they can promote to the positions of development workers. Graduates are also supposed to work in service departments like quality control or registration divisions etc. Nevertheless, they can apply to study master programs accredited at the faculty.

Entry requirements

Written entrance examination test checks ability/competence of applicants to study chemistry at university level. Applicants are given points for correct answers; a notional pass mark is applied to this examination. The applicants will be enrolled on condition of either successful passing the entrance examination or fulfilment of requirements for granting dispensation. Current information on admission regulations is available at http://www.fch.vutbr.cz/cs/zajemce-o-studium/bakalarske-studium.html.

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Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BCV_A1English for Chemists Ics1winterCompulsoryAcyes
BCT_CHI1Chemical Informatics Ics3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_MAT1Mathematics Ics8winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_ACH1General and Inorganic Chemistry Ics8winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_BIOGeneral Biology and Ecologycs2winterCompulsoryExyes
BCT_CHL1Legislation in Chemistry Ics1winterCompulsoryAcyes
BCT_ZLTBasics of Laboratory Techniquecs1winterCompulsoryClAcyes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BCV_A2English for Chemists IIcs1summerCompulsoryAcyes
BCT_FYZ1Physics Ics6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_CHI2Chemical Informatics IIcs4summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_MAT2Mathematics IIcs6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_ACH2General and Inorganic Chemistry IIcs5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_OBTGeneral Toxicologycs2summerCompulsoryExyes
BCT_OCH1Organic Chemistry Ics6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_ACH1_PLaboratory Classes in Laboratory Technics Ics3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_FYZ1_PLaboratory Classes in Physics Ics3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BCA_ANC1Analytical Chemistry Ics6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCV_A3English for Chemists IIIcs1winterCompulsoryAcyes
BCA_FCH1Physical Chemistry Ics6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_OCH2Organic Chemistry IIcs6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_ANC1_PLaboratory Classes in Analytical Chemistry Ics3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCA_FCH1_PLaboratory Classes in Physical Chemistry Ics3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_FYZ2Physics IIcs4winterCompulsory-optionalAc,Ex1yes
BCT_EMTMeasuring Techniquecs4winterCompulsory-optionalAc,Ex1yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BCA_ANC2Analytical Chemistry IIcs6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCV_A4English for Chemists IV (B1)cs3summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_BCH1Biochemistry Ics4summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_FCH2Physical Chemistry IIcs6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_ANC2_PLaboratory Classes in Analytical Chemistry II cs3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCA_FCH2_PLaboratory Classes in Physical Chemistry IIcs3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_OCH_PLaboratory Classes in Organic Chemistrycs3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCA_LSP1Laboratory project Ics2summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
BCA_MCHMacromolecular Chemistrycs3summerCompulsory-optionalAc,Ex1yes
BCO_ODP_STechnical Practices - SCHcs4summerCompulsory-optionalAc1yes
3. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BCA_CHI1Chemical Engineering Ics6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCO_KOKColoristics and Colorimetricscs4winterCompulsoryExyes
BCA_CHI1_PLaboratory Classes in Chemical Engineering Ics2winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCO_TCVTechnology of Chemical Substancescs3winterCompulsoryExyes
BCO_PUMSurface Treatment of Materialscs4winterCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
BCO_KOK_PLaboratory Classes in Coloristics and Colorimetricscs3winterCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
BCO_PUM_PLaboratory Classes of Surface Treatment of Materialscs2winterCompulsory-optionalAc1yes
BCA_LSP2Laboratory project - MA IIcs4winterCompulsory-optionalClAc2yes
BCA_UBP_SCHIntroduction to Bachelor Thesis - SCHcs2winterCompulsory-optionalClAc2yes
3. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BCO_BAPBachelor Thesiscs12summerCompulsoryAcyes
BCA_CHI2Chemical Engineering IIcs6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_CHI2_PLaboratory Classes in Chemical Engineering IIcs2summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCO_TBPTechnology of Biopolymerscs4summerCompulsoryExyes
BCO_BCHHome chemistrycs2summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
BCO_KCHChemistry of Cosmetics cs4summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
BCO_TASNovel Fibre Materials and Sorbentscs6summerCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. credits Courses
1 7 BCT_FYZ2, BCT_EMT, BCA_LSP1, BCA_MCH, BCO_ODP_S
2 1 BCA_LSP2, BCA_UBP_SCH