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Learning outcomes

1. The Bachelor has a broad basic knowledge of and insight in the different subfields of chemistry and of the natural sciences related to chemistry such as mathematics, physics and biology and biochemistry. He/she is able to find, understand and value scientific information in his/her discipline, has insight in simple scientific models and their field of application.

2. The Bachelor has a solid insight in the structure and reactivity of molecules and materials, the relation between molecular and material characteristics and the main ways in which these molecules and materials can be synthesised and analysed. Moreover he/she is familiar with social issues that are connected to the subject area, such as environmental care, green chemistry and sustainable development.

3. The Bachelor is able to critically describe, analyze , evaluate and solve a simple problem in chemistry in theory and in practice. For this he/she has insight in the appropriate research methods and strategies and is able to apply them under supervision.

4. The Bachelor has the required experimental skills to acquire additional knowledge and insight through chemical experiments. He/she is familiar with current chemicals, laboratory glassware and instruments and classical laboratory techniques, and is able, with coaching, to learn new techniques. He/she has knowledge of safety norms and applies them correctly.

5. The Bachelor is able to set up a simple scientific experiment, either independently or in a team, and is able to execute it meticulously and according to plan. He/she can critically analyse and judge its quality to a certain extend, process its results, analyse and synthesise and argue conclusions. He/she has sufficient computer skills to do this.

6. The Bachelor has a critical attitude towards the information he/she gathers about chemical problems and about his discipline: he/she is aware of the insecurity, the ambiguity and the limitations of knowledge. He/she is also aware that the use of scientific models has its limitations.

7. The Bachelor reflects on the role and place of chemistry in society and on the relation between his/her chemical actions and the broad social context. Based on chemical knowledge, insights and skills acquired and based on international manuals and specialist literature, he/she can form founded opinions in relation to chemical-social problems.

8. The Bachelor can develop information, ideas and solutions and report on them. He/she can communicate clearly in his/her mother tongue, both orally and in writing, and this with specialists as well as non-specialists. He/she also has sufficient language skills in English in order to understand international specialist literature.

9. The Bachelor is able to give an answer to society to general questions about the role of chemistry in society and about the use and/or dangers of chemical compounds and materials.

10. The Bachelor has the attitude to keep following the scientific evolution in chemistry and reflect upon it. He/she is familiar with the information channels and activities allowing him/her to keep abreast of the development of new methods and recent evolutions in his discipline.