Chemistry Department of Universitas Brawijaya was established in 1987. It is under the management of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The duties carried by the Chemistry Department includes (a) conducting professional chemistry education, (b) conducting research in the field of chemistry in the exploration and utilization of environmentally based natural resources, and (iii) carrying out community service activities (stake holder) related to the results of research that has been implemented.
Chemistry Department has 3 courses offered:
1. Chemistry Honour Program (S1) with Sarjana Sains degree (S.Si.)
2. Chemistry Master Program (S2) with Magister Sains degree (M.Si.)
3. Chemistry Master Degree Program (S2) – Joint Degree Program with National Central University (NCU) and National Chiaou Tung University (NCTU) Taiwan (M.Si., M.Sc.)
4. Chemistry Doctoral Program (S3) with Doktor degree (Dr.)
Chemistry Honour Program (S1)
Chemistry Honour Program has been accredited by the Indonesian National Accreditation Board of Higher Education (BAN PT) with A rank. The total students are 520 with the average new admission 150 students/year. The minimum number of lectures (sks) for completing the program is 144 credits, and the student is required to undertake the final project in the laboratory as one of the requirements for graduation. Students can complete this program for 4 years (8 semesters).
Chemistry Master Program (S2)
This program was established in 2005 and has been accredited by the Indonesian National Accreditation Board of Higher Education (BAN PT) with the A rank. The total number of students are 120, and the average new admission every semester are 15 students. To complete the master program, the student must take minimum 40 credits for 2 years (4 semesters). Students are required to conduct research in the laboratory in accordance to the area of interest (Biochemistry, Environmental, Material, Inorganic, Organic, Analytical and Physical Chemistry) as one of the requirements of graduation. They must produce a thesis and journal publication by the end of their study. Brochure available in Indonesian.
This Master Program has a Joint Degree Program with the Department of Chemistry from National Central University (NCU) Taiwan and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Taiwan’s National Chiaou Tung University (NCTU). Students are required to carry out thesis research at selected University for 1-1.5 years. Research funding schemes in Taiwan are borne by NCU and NCTU, while the living costs can be submitted through scholarship proposals. At the end of the study, students must write a thesis in English for university in Taiwan and conduct an oral presentation test directly or through teleconference. The advisors/examiners are from both universities in Taiwan and Indonesian. Through this program, students will get 2 degrees, namely Magister Sains (M.Si.) from Universitas Brawijaya and Master of Science (M.Sc.) from NCU or NCTU.
Chemistry Doctoral Program (S3)
This program was established in 2016 and has been granted the license by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. This is a research-based program. The minimum credits must be 72 credits consisting of a dissertation proposal (5 credits), dissertation research (40 credits), seminars (5 credits), scientific publications (14 credits), and lectures / supporting dissertation (8 credits). This program can be completed in 3 years (6 semesters). Students can choose their own dissertation research topic or follow the research topic that has been run in research group (Research Group).
Future or current students may apply for a scholarship. Some scholarship programs that can be taken include Bidik Misi, Beasiswa Unggulan (BUDI), PMDSU, LPDP, Joint Degree Program Scholarship to partner universities, and other scholarships. Some other financial support such as research funding or seminar travel grants may be available from the main supervisor.