Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Chemistry (MSc)

Duration 2 Years
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About the Program

The aim of the Master of Chemistry Program is to provide individuals with the necessary skills to be able to make original contributions to the field of chemistry and related disciplines; and become pioneers in scientific research. Students are required to conduct independent research research at university’s research laboratories, review scientific events with a broad and deep perspective, and gain the ability to identify procedural steps. The aim is to contribute to innovative research through the program and present them to the world of science. The Chemistry Master’s Program with Thesis is a two-year post-graduate education program. This program is based on providing motivation for students to conduct research and help them to improve in an area they are interested in. The program is mainly comprised of elective courses in order to ensure that the students take courses to fulfill their individual needs. The Master of Chemistry Program (with thesis) requires students to take 7 courses and complete a master’s thesis.

Education Opportunities

Master of Chemistry with Thesis Program aims to educate graduate students who can motivate students to conduct research, improve their own interests, and develop solutions with a multidisciplinary approach. In terms of both academic staff and physical laboratory facilities, the program has adequate infrastructure and collaborates with other graduate programs, as to not limit the opportunities of these programs, but improve them with both new ideas and physical facilities.

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Career Areas

Cyprus International University students with a master’s degree on chemistry with thesis graduate as people needed in many sectors. They are able to work in academia, chemical industries, health facilities, hospitals, research centers, private sector institutions' research and development units, and medical analysis laboratories.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

ARSC510

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED GENERAL CHEMISTRY

Course code

CHEM501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course presents a comprehensive overview of fundamental chemistry concepts, with particular emphasis on those that are identified as competency goals in the Standard Course of Study. The course will follow an inquiry-based approach, and demonstrate the acquisition of scientific knowledge through the interpretation of experimental data. It is designed for postgraduate students who will learn types of matter, measurements, properties of substances; atoms and atomic theory, components of the atom, introduction to the periodic table, molecules and ions, formulas and naming ionic compounds, the mole, mass relations, measurements on gases, the ideal gas law, gas law calculations, stoichiometry of gaseous reactions, quantum numbers, electron configurations in atoms, polarity, principles and measurements of heat flow, calorimetry, thermo-chemical equations, enthalpies of formation.
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

CHEMXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

CHEMXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Second Semester
THESIS

Course code

CHEM500

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

SEMINAR

Course code

CHEM590

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

CHEMXX3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

CHEMXX4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

CHEMXX5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Optional modules

ADVANCED ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES

Course code

CHEM508

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES

Course code

CHEM510

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II

Course code

CHEM201

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

Classification of analytical methods, instrumental methods and samples, selection of analytical method, accuracy, precision, variation range, the concepts of selectivity, confidence interval, probability level problems will be explained. Besides, introduction to separation methods, extraction and extraction problems, introduction to chromatographic methods including thin layer chromatography, paper chromatography, GC and HPLC, mechanisms of chromatography, classification of chromatographic methods, introduction to spectrochemical methods including UV-Vis, fluorescence and IR spectroscopic methods, device presentation for optical spectrometry, preparation of calibration curve, qualitative and quantitative applications of molecular absorption spectrophotometry, atomic spectroscopic techniques as well as introduction to electroanalytical methods, potentiometric and conductometric analysis methods, voltammetric analysis methods will also be covered.
BIONANOTECHNOLOGY

Course code

BIOE522

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I

Course code

CHEM102

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

General concepts in analytical chemistry will be presented. Chemistry of aqueous solution, dilution of solutions, molar concentration, the principle of equilibrium, mole fraction, factors affecting the state of equilibrium, weakly soluble salts, selective precipitation, equilibrium of weakly soluble salts, ionization of weak electrolytes and influence of common ions and electrolytes presenting in the medium on the solubility, acids and bases, calculating the ph and the pOH values for weak/strong acids and bases, buffer solutions, buffer capacity. Gravimetric and titrimetric methods including acid base neutralization titrations, oxidation and reduction titrations, precipitation titrations and the complexometry concept and complexometric titrations will be cover in this course.
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Course code

CHEM104

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

REMOVAL OF ORGANICS FROM WATER

Course code

ENVE513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Discusses the measurement and removal of organics such as humic substances, phenol, cresols, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, grease, surfactants, oils, pesticides, toxic and non-biodegradable soluble organics typically found in water and waste waters. Covers the removal methods such as carbon adsorption, biological treatment, chemical oxidation and advanced oxidation processes as well as the removal in natural systems.
HAZARDOUS AND TOXIC WASTES-TREATMENT AND CONTROL

Course code

ENVS505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Definition of the problem. Hazardous waste concept. Definition of the hazardous waste. Determination methods of hazardous waste. Criteria of hazardous waste for determination. Listing. Hazardous waste impoundment. Hazardous waste management. Transportation of hazardous waste. Management, treatment and disposal. Incineration and treatment technologies. Land-filling and disposal strategies. Determination of the hazardous waste sites. Site planning. Deep well injection. Disposal to spent mine.
SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS IN CHEMISTRY

Course code

CHEM503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Course code

ENVE102

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

This course is designed for faculty of engineering and pharmacy students. At the end of the course the learner is expected to be able to name organic compounds, predict basic structure reactivity relationships, design simple syntheses of basic classes of organic compounds, describe some organic reaction mechanisms and have some insight to the principles of stereochemistry. The objective of the course is to introduce basic reaction types, reaction mechanisms of functional groups, of organic compounds like alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, benzene and aromatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, thiols, the carbonyl groups, aldehydes, and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines. Theoric information is given to the students using lecture notes, demonstrations, example questions and group discussions.
ADVANCED SEPARATION METHODS

Course code

CHEM509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

BIOSENSORS

Course code

BIOE507

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course will cover the principles, technologies, methods and applications of biosensors and bioinstrumentation. The objective of this course is to link engineering principles to understanding of biosystems in sensors and bioelectronics. It will provide the student with detail of methods and procedures used in the design, fabrication and application of biosensors and bioelectronic devices. The fundamentals of measurement science are applied to optical, electrochemical, mass, and pressure signal transduction. Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to be able to explain biosensing and transducing techniques, design and construct biosensors instrumentation.
ECOLOGY

Course code

BIOE526

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Course code

BIOE535

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED AIR POLLUTION

Course code

ENVE509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course is about air pollution effects, measurements, emission estimates, meteorology and modeling. Topics covered are air pollution meteorology; physical and thermodynamic properties of the atmosphere, equations of motion, hydrostatic equation, continuity equation, geostrophic approximation, atmospheric stability and inversions / air pollutant concentration models; fixed-box models, diffusion models.
REMOVAL OF ORGANICS FROM WATER

Course code

ENVS513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Discusses the measurement and removal of organics such as humic substances, phenol, cresols, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, grease, surfactants, oils, pesticides, toxic and non-biodegradable soluble organics typically found in water and waste waters. Covers the removal methods such as carbon adsorption, biological treatment, chemical oxidation and advanced oxidation processes as well as the removal in natural systems.
TECHIQUES IN MOLECULAR BIOENGINEERING

Course code

BIOE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course will teach principles of wet lab for molecular biology, applying them to particular cell models, and general molecular biology laboratory procedures and safety implications. Student will be introduced to PCR, gel electrophoresis, imaging, Western blotting and site-directed mutagenesis techniques.
ENERGY - PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Course code

ENRE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
ENERJİ - GEÇMİŞ, BUGÜN & GELECEK
TECHNIQUES IN TISSUE CULTURE AND CELLULAR BIOENGINEERING

Course code

BIOE502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This is a course will begin with introducing practical skills for the isolation of animals cells for in vitro studies, maintenance of animal cells in vitro, manipulation of animal cells in vitro, and application of molecular techniques to in vitro situations. This course also designed to bridge cell biology with engineering. At the completion of this course, the students should be able to: Discuss the molecular and cellular basis of life from an engineering perspective, identify crucial molecular parameters involved in cellular events measure and manipulate molecular parameters experimentally, apply engineering principles, concepts, and mathematical modelling in studying molecular parameters, cell structure, function, and appropriately capture the salient features of the cellular phenomena. In addition, the students should be able to manipulate the behaviour of biological cells, examine structure-function relationship and explore and criticize the existing and emerging technologies that exploit and extend our knowledge of molecular and cell biology.
PHYSIOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS

Course code

BIOE513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course will teach students to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to cellular and systems physiology, including function, dysfunction, and the mechanisms that underlie treatment. The course will also addresses professional and ethical responsibility associated with the development, testing, and implementation (or withholding) of biomedical devices or treatments. The techniques, skills and tools necessary for engineering practice will be covered in addition to teach students to design, conduct, and analyze experiments. Topics may include the nervous system, striated and smooth muscle, and respiratory, renal, and cardiovascular systems.
ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESSES

Course code

ENVE512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Advanced oxidation processes (AOPS) are a combination ozone, hydrogen peroxide, UV light, and catalysts to oxidize chemical compounds that can not be removed by the simple oxidation techniques. The class focuses on AOPs such as UV/O3, UV/H2O2, UV/TiO2, O3/H2O2, O3/FeOH, etc. It discusses the advantages and limitations of AOPs, and the effect of water quality parameters on the efficiency of AOPs.
ADVANCED WASTEWATER TREATMENT

Course code

ENVS519

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

OPTICAL IMAGING TECHNIQUES

Course code

BIOE504

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Students will attend lectures on the theory and underpinnings of optical imaging techniques in bioengineering, including light, fluorescent and electron microscopy and imaging. Emerging techniques such as “optogenetics” will also be covered. Practical instruction will be given in the use of light, fluorescent and electron microscopes, with samples prepared by the students.
PROTEING ENGINEERING

Course code

BIOE520

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

BIOCHEMISTRY-I

Course code

BCHM203

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

3
The main topics are water and pH, structure of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids, enzymes including mechanism of action, enzyme kinetics, regulation of enzyme activity, coenzymes, and bioenergetics. The structure of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, cell membranes, are covered as well as structures and mechanisms of action of several membrane channels, pumps and receptors. Transducing and storing energy is covered as part of introduction to metabolism. The molecular details of nucleic acid structure, DNA replication, RNA synthesis, processing and regulation, gene expression, protein synthesis, techniques in protein biochemistry will also be covered. Transcription of DNA into RNA and then translation at the ribosome are among the emphasized areas as well as protein/enzyme structure/function, macromolecule structures.
BIOCHEMISTRY-II

Course code

BCHM204

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

3
The main topics are metabolism of carbohydrates and its control, metabolism of lipids and amino acids/proteins and nucleic acids and their control, function and replication of information macromolecules, hormones and mechanism of hormone action and integration of metabolisms. Also special topics like cellular respiration, hemostasis, biological membranes and transport mechanisms will be discussed. Main focus will be on TCA cycle (Kreb’s cycle), Oxidative Phosphorylation, Glycolysis, Gluconeogenesis, Ketogenesis, Pentose Phosphate Pathway as well as the hormone regulation of these pathways and enzymatic activities/mechanisms. Inhibitors and activators of these pathways as well as their energy usage and production mechanisms and reactions will be discussed. Biochemical basis of gene regulation mechanisms will also be discussed.

Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

TRNC Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

International Applicants- Required documents;

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival.
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate
  • CV
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application)

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Cyprus International University provides academic scholarships for its students as an incentive for success, with most students benefiting from 50%, 75% or 100% scholarships or discounted tuition fees. Click for more information.

Fee pe​r course     € 350,00
Fee for thesis     € 1.050,00
Fee for seminar     € 120,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
  VAT Exc.

*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.