BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology Program
Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Understand and examine in detail the major underlying principles of biochemistry and cell biology and explain the basic concepts and principles of other sciences related to life science. (Knowledge)
- Interpret numerical data and demonstrate proficiency in computing technology for life science and formulate solutions to problems both theoretical and in a practical laboratory setting. (Execution)
- Critically evaluate scientific data and apply scientific methods to analyze, draw conclusions and offer sound arguments to justify a position. (Judgment)
- Effectively communicate scientific concepts to specialists as well as to a lay audience through oral and written presentations. (Communication)
- Work independently as well as collaborate effectively in a team to solve scientific problems. (Interpersonal Skill & Leadership)
- Appraise the history, development and societal impact, both positive and negative, of life science in general and biochemistry and cell biology in particular. (Appreciation of Science)
- Draw on scientific knowledge in developing a principled worldview and apply this to persuading and influencing others through informed discussion of the impact of science, both as a force for progress and as an agent of harm. (Ethical Practice)
- Appreciate the global impact of innovation in communications on science practice. (International Outlook)
- Evaluate personal capabilities and motivation for a scientific career. (Self-reflection)
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BSc in Biological Science Program
Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Understand and explain in detail the relationship between the structure and function of life forms. (Knowledge)
- Synthesize knowledge from a range of study areas to formulate integrated solutions to academic, research, experimental and day-to-day problems in the biological sciences. (Execution)
- Critically evaluate scientific data and apply scientific methods to analyze, draw conclusions and offer sound arguments to justify a position. (Judgment)
- Effectively communicate scientific concepts to specialists as well as to a lay audience through oral and written presentations. (Communication)
- Work independently as well as collaborate effectively in a team to solve scientific problems. (Interpersonal Skill & Leadership)
- Critically appraise the role of the biological sciences in assessing the balance between living organisms and the ecosystem and the impact on society, both positive and negative, of past, current or future imbalances. (Appreciation of Science)
- Draw on scientific knowledge in developing a principled worldview and apply this to persuading and influencing others through informed discussion of the impact of science, both as a force for progress and as an agent of harm. (Ethical Practice)
- Take personal responsibility for identifying and exploiting the key factors that are conducive to a successful professional life. (Self-reflection)
- Take personal responsibility for developing an international perspective on up-to-date scientific advances and on-going biological science-related issues. (International Outlook)
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BSc in Biotechnology Program
Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Understand and examine in detail the scientific principles in both basic and advanced aspects of biotechnology. (Knowledge)
- Synthesize knowledge from a range of study areas to formulate integrated solutions to academic, research, experimental or technical problems in biotechnology. (Execution)
- Critically evaluate scientific data and apply scientific methods to analyze, draw conclusions and offer sound arguments to justify a position. (Judgment)
- Effectively communicate scientific concepts to specialists as well as to a lay audience through oral and written presentations. (Communication)
- Work independently as well as collaborate effectively in a team to solve scientific problems. (Interpersonal Skill and Leadership)
- Critically appraise the contribution of biotechnology to the achievement of sustainability and assess its impact, both positive and negative, on human society. (Appreciation of Science)
- Draw on scientific knowledge in developing a principled worldview and apply this to persuading and influencing others through informed discussion of the impact of science, both as a force for progress and as an agent of harm. (Ethical Practice)
- Evaluate personal capabilities and develop strategies for continuous enrichment and achievement of whole-person wellness. (Self-reflection)
- Develop a global perspective to evaluate a range of issues in the life sciences and biotechnology. (International Outlook)
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BSc in Chemistry Program
Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
A. Chemistry Related Knowledge
- Describe the fundamentals of chemistry including the structure, reactivity and properties of chemical substances and the states of matter.
- Explain the essential facts, principles and theories across the four principal areas of chemistry, i.e. analytical, organic, inorganic and physical.
- Evaluate and discuss how scientific theories evolve and are tested, and the relevance of chemistry to social and daily life, for example in relation to environmental issues.
B. Chemistry Related Intellectual Skills
- Formulate and analyze a wide range of analytical and synthetic chemical problems by applying chemical principles.
- Analyze and interpret experimental data, critically assess data from literature sources and extract and apply useful data from those sources.
- Carry out directed research, selecting appropriate topics and procedures, and presenting the results.
- Interpret issues in chemistry with reference to the practices of the international scientific community.
C. Chemistry Related Practical Skills
- Assess and manage the risks and hazards associated with chemical substances and laboratory procedures and evaluate their potential impact on the environment.
- Conduct the standard and advanced laboratory procedures involved in synthetic and instrumental work.
- Operate a range of chemical instrumentation demonstrating adequate hands-on experience.
D. Transferable Skills
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a professional and/or lay audience.
- Demonstrate information technology skills, especially in the areas of information retrieval, literature search and the use of library databases.
- Demonstrate self-awareness and the ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with other people in a team.
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BSc in Environmental Science Program
Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Understand and examine the environment as an integrated system involving air, land, water and human activities. (Knowledge)
- Synthesize knowledge from a range of study areas to formulate solutions to environmental problems. (Execution)
- Critically evaluate scientific data and apply scientific methods to analyze, draw conclusions and offer sound arguments to justify a position. (Judgment)
- Effectively communicate scientific concepts to specialists as well as to a lay audience through oral and written presentations. (Communication)
- Work independently as well as collaborate effectively in a team to solve scientific problems. (Interpersonal Skill and Leadership)
- Critically appraise the role of environmental science in influencing, both positively and negatively, the balance between human society and the natural world and its contribution towards the goal of achieving sustainability. (Appreciation of Science)
- Draw on scientific knowledge in developing a principled worldview and apply this to persuading and influencing others through informed discussion of the impact of science, both as a force for progress and as an agent of harm. (Ethical Practice)
- Evaluate personal progress and capabilities and develop strategies to identify and make best use of key factors that will contribute to a successful professional life. (Self-reflection)
- Develop a global perspective in conjunction with scientific knowledge to evaluate issues in environmental science. (International Outlook)
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BSc in Mathematics Program
Intended Learning Outcomes
Mathematics Department – offering 7 programs
- MATH-PM: Pure Mathematics Track
- MATH-PMA: Pure Mathematics (Advanced) Track
- MATH-AM: Applied Mathematics Track
- MATH-STFM: Statistics and Financial Mathematics Track
- MATH-CS: Computer Science Track
- MATH-MP: Mathematics and Physics Track
- MAEC: Mathematics and Economics
- Intended Learning Outcomes for MATH-PM Majors
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Explain key concepts, principles and application of mathematical theories at an undergraduate level, utilizing precise mathematical language.
- Recognize the power of abstraction and generalization of mathematical information, and apply independent judgment to investigative mathematical work.
- Apply rigorous logical and analytic methods to execute tasks and solve mathematical problems.
- Work independently and collaborate effectively in a team.
- Communicate mathematical concepts and approaches effectively to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing.
- Evaluate individual performance to identify and work towards achieving targets for personal, academic and career development.
- Apply the fundamental principles and conventions of ethical scientific practice and academic integrity.
- Analyze the influence of mathematical sciences and their impact on human activity, and inspire in others an interest in the beauty, logic and precision of mathematical sciences.
- Draw on a global perspective and sound scientific evidence to evaluate the role of mathematical sciences in the international science community.
- Intended Learning Outcomes for MATH-PMA Majors
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Explain key concepts, principles and application of mathematical theories at the highest undergraduate level, utilizing precise mathematical language.
- Recognize the power of abstraction and generalization of mathematical information, and apply independent judgment to investigative mathematical work.
- Apply rigorous logical and analytic methods to execute tasks and solve mathematical problems.
- Work independently and collaborate effectively in a team.
- Communicate mathematical concepts and approaches effectively to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing.
- Evaluate individual performance to identify and work towards achieving targets for personal, academic and career development.
- Apply the fundamental principles and conventions of ethical scientific practice and academic integrity.
- Analyze the influence of mathematical sciences and their impact on human activity, and inspire in others an interest in the beauty, logic and precision of mathematical sciences.
- Draw on a global perspective and sound scientific evidence to evaluate the role of mathematical sciences in the international science community.
- Intended Learning Outcomes for MATH-AM Majors
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Explain the key concepts, theories, principles and applications of quantitative techniques in mathematical sciences at an advanced level.
- Model real-world problems and information mathematically and exercise independent judgment in applying structural and analytical approaches to achieve justifiable solutions.
- Apply logical, analytic and highly numerate methods to execute tasks and solve real-world mathematical problems.
- Work independently and collaborate effectively in a team.
- Communicate mathematical concepts and approaches effectively to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing.
- Evaluate individual performance to identify and work towards achieving targets for personal, academic and career development.
- Apply the fundamental principles and conventions of ethical scientific practice and academic integrity.
- Analyze the influence of mathematical sciences and their impact on human activity, and inspire in others an interest in the beauty, logic and precision of mathematical sciences.
- Draw on a global perspective and sound scientific evidence to evaluate the role of mathematical sciences in the international science community.
- Intended Learning Outcomes for MATH-STFM Majors
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Explain key concepts, principles, theories and application of information prediction techniques in statistical and financial analysis at an advanced level.
- Critically evaluate quantitative information on the basis of statistical knowledge, and exercise independent judgment in the objective prediction of quantitative information.
- Apply quantitative reasoning underpinned by statistical knowledge to analyze the core issues and evaluate the key assumptions in financial decision-making scenarios and statistical modeling.
- Work independently and collaborate effectively in a team.
- Communicate mathematical and statistical concepts and approaches effectively to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing.
- Evaluate individual performance to identify and work towards achieving targets for personal, academic and career development.
- Apply the fundamental principles and conventions of ethical scientific practice and academic integrity.
- Analyze the influence of mathematical and statistical sciences and their impact on human activity, and inspire in others an interest in the beauty, logic and precision of mathematical and statistical sciences.
- Draw on a global perspective and sound scientific evidence to evaluate the role of mathematical and statistical sciences in the international science community.
- Intended Learning Outcomes for MATH-CS Majors
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Explain the key concepts, theories, principles and applications of information technology in mathematical and computer sciences at an advanced level.
- Critically evaluate information and exercise independent judgment in applying mathematical and computer sciences principles and methods to achieve justifiable solutions.
- Apply quantitative analytic methods and IT skills to execute tasks and solve problems in mathematical and computer sciences.
- Work independently and collaborate effectively in a team.
- Communicate mathematical concepts and approaches effectively to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing.
- Evaluate individual performance to identify and work towards achieving targets for personal, academic and career development.
- Apply the fundamental principles and conventions of ethical scientific practice and academic integrity.
- Analyze the influence of mathematical and computer sciences and their impact on human activity, and inspire in others an interest in the beauty, logic and precision of mathematical and computer sciences.
- Draw on a global perspective and sound scientific evidence to evaluate the role of mathematical sciences in the international science community.
- Intended Learning Outcomes for MATH-MP Majors
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Explain the key concepts, theories, principles and application of tools in mathematical and physical sciences at an advanced level.
- Critically evaluate information and exercise independent judgment in applying mathematical and physical principles and methods to achieve justifiable solutions.
- Apply quantitative analytic methods to execute tasks and solve problems in mathematical and physical sciences.
- Work independently and collaborate effectively in a team.
- Communicate mathematical and physical concepts and approaches effectively to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing.
- Evaluate individual performance to identify and work towards achieving targets for personal, academic and career development.
- Apply the fundamental principles and conventions of ethical scientific practice and academic integrity.
- Analyze the influence of mathematical and physical sciences and their impact on human activity, and inspire in others an interest in the beauty, logic and precision of mathematical and physical sciences.
- Draw on a global perspective and sound scientific evidence to evaluate the role of mathematical and physical sciences in the international science community.
- MAEC: Mathematics and Economics
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Explain the key concepts, principles, theories and application of techniques in mathematical and economic analysis at an advanced level.
- Critically evaluate practical economic models and exercise sound economic judgment in applying mathematical and economic principles to achieve justifiable solutions.
- Use quantitative and analytical reasoning to solve economic problems.
- Work independently and collaborate effectively in a team.
- Communicate mathematical and economic concepts and methods effectively to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing.
- Evaluate individual performance to identify and work towards achieving targets for personal, academic and career development.
- Apply the fundamental principles and conventions of ethical scientific practice and academic integrity.
- Analyze the influence of mathematical sciences and their impact on human activity, and inspire in others an interest in the beauty, logic and precision of mathematical sciences.
- Draw on a global perspective and sound scientific evidence to evaluate the role of mathematical sciences in the international science community.
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BSc in Physics Program
Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Explain the scientific principles and methodologies of physics and related scientific disciplines at the university level, with emphasis on advanced theoretical physics. (Knowledge)
- Apply these scientific principles in conjunction with quantitative reasoning methods and experimental and information technology skills to analyze and solve practical problems. (Execution)
- Evaluate information and make independent judgments through the application of scientific principles and reasoning methods. (Judgment)
- Communicate effectively about physics to both lay and expert audiences, utilizing appropriate information and communication technology. (Communication)
- Demonstrate self-direction in tackling and solving problems and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks. (Autonomy)
- Collaborate effectively in a team. (Interpersonal skills and leadership)
- Conduct self-evaluation and continuously enrich themselves through lifelong learning. (Self-reflection)
- Convey to lay audiences an appreciation of the value of science and the scientific method. (Appreciation of science)
- Recognize and comply with scientific standards and ethical practice, and recognize the importance of being a responsible citizen and of ensuring a sustainable environment. (Ethical practice)
- Use a global perspective in conjunction with scientific knowledge to address issues of importance in physics and society. (International outlook)
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