College of Science - Department of Chemistry
About US

The Department of Chemistry was established in 1955 with an undergraduate program offering a Bachelor of Science degree. From 1974, a graduate degree in Applied Chemistry was jointly offered by the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. This program was separated in 1981 with these two departments offering their own graduate programs. In 1983, a doctorate program was established. In 1999, a material chemistry division was added to the department along with an evening program for masters degree. The department provides a full complement of undergraduate and graduate courses in important aspects of modern chemistry. The department sees itself as one of the contributors to Taiwans technological and economic development by attaining academic achievements in chemistry and for matriculating highly qualified chemists.

The undergraduate programs of this department provide the fundamentals in chemistry required for students who either embark on a chemical vocation within educational, governmental, or industrial institutions, or further pursue advanced study in chemistry or related areas. The department focuses on research projects including, but not limited to, (1) studies on preparations and properties of novel materials, (2) method developments for analysis, (3) Biomedical chemistry, and (4) synthetic chemistry.


The department aims to cultivate excellent talents in Chemistry and Material Chemistry who have professional knowledge and creativeness and are surefooted, dedicated and have a balanced physical and moral quality. The students are expected to have the ability in academic study and technology research and development, so as to serve the industry and contribute to society and the country.


The undergraduate programs of this department provide the fundamentals in chemistry required for students who either embark on a chemical vocation within educational, governmental, or industrial institutions, or further pursue advanced study in chemistry or related areas. The department focuses on research projects including, but not limited to,

  1. studies on preparations and properties of novel materials
  2. method developments for analysis
  3. Biomedical chemistry
  4. synthetic chemistry

The following teaching objectives were adopted to cultivate excellent talents in chemistry and material chemistry:

Objective 1
To teach the students to establish a concrete foundation in the profession and improve the ability of further study to cope with the changing science and

  1. Graduates shall have a concrete knowledge base in physics, chemistry and Biology.
  2. Graduates shall have computation skills and can solve problems with computers.
  3. Students shall have the ability to analyze the mass and energy balance, and the transport phenomena in molecular, micro- and macro- scale systems.
  4. Graduates shall understand the development of the science and technology industry and be able to learn new knowledge from time to time.
  5. Graduates shall understand the importance of lifelong learning and be willing to dedicate to learning.

Objective 2

To train the students’ customs of practice and realistic spirit, improve the ability in cross-industry study, and the teamwork spirit.


  1. Graduates shall be able to perform plan preparation and efficient schedule management for synthetic chemistry.
  2. Graduates shall have an ability in data collection, data analysis, oral and written reporting.
  3. Graduates shall have the ability to require themselves in safe operation.
  4. Graduates shall have the spirit of team work and a responsible attitude.

Objective 3

To cultivate the students` conscientious working attitude, and to train students to face challenges and make innovations.


  1. Graduates shall understand their responsibility in their profession and ethics.
  2. Graduates shall recognize their roles in modern society.
  3. Graduates shall have an adequate ability in communication and coordination.
  4. Graduates shall have a common knowledge in modern affairs and a basic foreign language ability.

Future Prospects

  1. Continue to equip the department with the-state-of-the-art instrumentations. In 2011, the department installed the most advanced high resolution field emission scanning electronic microscope. Together with other sophisticated NMR, HRTEM, Single-crystal XRD, etc, the department has become one of leading Chemistry departments in this island.
  2. Pursue high and positive remarks in both academy and Industry worldwide. The deparment continues to improve its curriculums and experiments in order to fulfill the highly demands of academy and industry.


The basic requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry specify that a student obtains no less than 128 credits with a grade of at least 60 for all courses, which include the required and theelective courses listed in item IV, in order to be eligible for graduation.


 General Chemistry(I)(II) A comprehensive course for both chemistry majors and non-chemistry majors includes subjects such as structure of matter,chemical bonding, molecular geometry, periodicity of elements, thermodynamics, phase equilibrium and chemical equilibrium, reaction kinetics, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, Biochemistry, environmental chemistry and macromolecules.
Applied Mathematics for Chemistry(I)(II)
Differential equations, special functions, introduction to linear algebra, group theory, etc .
Analytical Chemistry(I) Analytical Chemistry includes qualitative and quantitative analyses. It is divided into two semesters. Basic principles are taught in the first semester, including experiments for five ion group analysis. The second semester includes the quantitative determination by precipitation, acid-base titration, complication titration, oxidation-reduction titration and specific-ion electrodes.
Analytical Chemistry(II) Elucidation of how and why analysis and structural determination of chemical substances can be made by using various instruments to measure their physical properties (optical, magnetic, electrical, thermal, etc.)€
Organic Spectrometry Introduction, theory and interpretation of mass spectrometry, infrared spectrometry, proton magnetic resonance spectrometry. 13C NMR spectrometry and Ultraviolet-Visible spectrometry, spectrometric identification of organic compounds.
Special Topics in Organic Chemistry Stereochemical principles, conformational, steric and stereoelectronic effects, polar addition and elimination study and description of organic reaction mechanisms; functional group interconversion by nucleophilic substitution, electrophilic addition to carbon-carbon multiple bonds, reduction of carbonyl and other functional groups, organometallic reagents; cycloadditions and unimolecular rearrangements and eliminations; reactions of electron-deficient intermediates; oxidations. €
Organic Chemistry(I)(II) Structure and properties, nomenclature, energy of activation, free radical substitution, stereoche mistry, nucleophilic aliphatic substitution, role of the solvent, electrophilic and free-radical addition, conjugation and resonance, electrophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic aromatic substitution, conjugate addition, rearrangement, preparation, mechanism, polynuclear aromatic compounds, heterocyclic compounds, polymers and polymerization structure and spectroscopy.  €
Physical Chemistry(I)(II) and (III) €Quantum methanics and atomic, chemical bonding, foundations of chemical spectroscopy, thermo dynamics, reaction equilibrium in ideal and non-ideal systems, phase equilibrium in ideal and non-ideal systems surface chemistry, electrochemistry, kinetic-molecular theory of gases, theories of reaction rates, reaction kinetics, solids and liquids. €
Inorganic Chemistry(I)(II) €Atomic structures and spectra, the periodic table, chemical bonding of small molecules, inorganic solids, acid-base concepts, theory of coordination chemistry and reaction mechanisms, introduction of organometallic chemistry.
Enzyme Chemistry €Studies of nomenclature and classification of enzymes, mechanism of enzyme reactions, and control of enzyme activities. €
Biochemistry €The fundamental theory of Biochemistry in a livtance of Biochemistry in Biotechnology; and the current development of Biotechniques. €
Surface and Colloid Chemistry €Colloid and surface chemistry includes basic theories and applications. It covers surface tension, absorption, surfactants, optical properties and electrical properties of colloids, particle-size determination, foam, emulsion, fog, smoke, gels and solid solutions.  €
Environmental Chemistry €Preventive methods and controlling techniques for air and water pollution, atmospheric chemical and photochemical reactions, environmental chemical analysis, substances in the atmosphere.
Radiochemistry €Radiation and the theory of atomic disintegration, equations of radioactive decay and growth, nuclear fission reactions, applications of radioactivity in analytical chemistry. €
Clinical Chemistry €Clinical chemistry is a multidisciplinary science which delineates diverse fields such as human physiology, pathology, Biochemistry, hematology, immunology, endocrinology, pharmacology and toxicology. €


Master of Science (M.S) for graduation:

A minimum of 24 graduate credits in chemistry from courses listed in item IV are required and 2 credits of General Education, chemistry courses including at least three of the five advanced core courses: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Advanced Analytical Chemistry, Advanced Physical Chemistry and Advanced Materials Chemistry. In addition, six credits of thesis registration are required.The graduate students are also required to submit a thesis, and take a final oral examination.

Philosophy of Doctor (Ph.D.) for graduation:
While there are no specific course requirements for the Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, each ent must take at least 24 credits of the chemistry courses offered by the graduate program, 2 credits of General Education and 12 credits of thesis registration. The qualifying examination is required for the Ph.D. candidate. In the qualifying examination, the candidate must demonstrate a grasp of superior knowledge in two fields, one in his or her major area and, the other is a field preferably related to the major area, but not necessarily so. Before graduation, a dissertation and a final oral examination are required for the Doctor of Philosophy degree 3. Facilities and Equipment The Department is housed both in the Chemistry Building and the Science Building, with well-equipped modern laboratories. The Chemistry Building, containing eaching laboratories and instrument rooms, was designed for the undergraduate program. The Science Building containing the departmental offices, faculty offices and research aboratories was mainly designed for the graduate programs. Most facilities necessary for modern research in Chemistry are available. The facility included are NMR, IR, UV-visible spectrophotometers, GC, HPLC, GC-mass spectrophotometers, GPC, cyclic voltammeter (CV) apparatus, and a variety of other specialized instruments.