The MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme was designed primarily for working adults who want to balance work commitments with learning. The MAPC is a mixed mode programme comprising 21 credits of course work and 22 credits of research project. The course work is designed in such way that the programme is balanced across both analytical and pharmaceutical chemistry disciplines. Each module focusses on a specific theme, equipping students with knowledge and work-ready transferable skills, for a career in Industry or Academia. You’ll gain valuable experience in using advanced instrumentation such as: HPLC, Benchtop NMR, FTIR, LCMS and ICP-MS.
Apart from the coursework, students undertake an independent research project, which upon completion is presented as a dissertation. Students will have a continuous exposure to the research skills throughout the course. The research project introduces students to the processes of critical thinking and life-long learning.
Teaching and learning methods are designed androgogical approach, to provide students with appropriate subject knowledge, practical and professional skills for chemistry-based professions. Substantial laboratory-based practical sessions and research project prepares the graduates to be critical and competent at the work place. The students’ achievements, aligned with the learning outcomes, are assessed through a set of diverse in-course assessments such as:
- Laboratory reports
- Critical review reports
- Case studies
Continuous assessments help faculty create an environment that engages learners and provides opportunities for teachers to monitor student progress and give developmental feedback. This also helps the teachers to modify their delivery to maximize learning.
In many ways, Online & Distance Learning at IMU is similar to on-campus learning. Our ODL students follow the same curriculum, study with the same faculty, and turn-in the same assignments as their on-campus peers. As the programme is hands-on and interactive, learning is facilitated by both online and on-campus activities.
Online teaching and learning is primarily supported by a Learning Management System called Moodle. Online Instructional Methods in this programme include both Synchronous and Asynchronous learning methods. Synchronous instruction replicates live and traditional class room by adopting tools and methods that support real-time learning and discussion. Whereas Asynchronous instruction allows students to view lectures, access materials, and collaborate with teachers and peers according to their own schedule. This is supplemented by 24 hour access to the Digital Library of IMU to support their learning and research.