The rebirth of Applied Chemistry with a new name, Industrial Chemistry, began under the Department of Chemistry at Rangoon Arts and Science University in July 1967. Masters level study in Industrial Chemistry has been offered since 1974.
Industrial Chemistry became a separate fully-fledged department in March 1986. It integrates and applies knowledge within the disciplines of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The Department offers students hands-on learning experience in unit operations and unit processes with faculty dedicated to the learning process.

Special Lecture

Speaker : Prof. K. Muthukumarappan,

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2nd Training for Certificate in Food Technology Course

၁။     ရန်ကုန်တက္ကသိုလ်၊ လူ့စွမ်းအားအရင်းအမြစ်ဖွံ့ဖြိုးမှုဌာန၏ အစီအစဉ်ဖြင့် ဓာတုဗေဒ

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Basic Hygienic and Sanitation Practices Training for Campus Food Stalls

အစားအသောက်ဘေးကင်းစိတ်ချရမှုဆိုင်ရာ အလေ့အကျင့်ကောင်းများ အခြေခံသင်တန်း Trainers :

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International Congress on Pure & Applied Chemistry Yangon (ICPAC Yangon 2019)

Date : August 6 –

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Undergraduate Research

The Department of Industrial Chemistry encourages our students to take part in occasional field trips to plants and assigns group project work with the submission of a term paper in their final year of undergraduate studies. We encourage students’ interest in project work to develop their interest in research. Our undergraduate students have received awards in national and international level project and research competitions. The department let students broaden their practical knowledge allowing them to access instruments and special training for practical application of the basic concepts they learn in class. Students’ scientific knowledge develops through enhancing their laboratory skills, and their abilities to collect, analyse, evaluate and present the experimental results.

Graduate Research

Food Science and Processing Engineering

The agro-based food processing sector is given priority to build up small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Myanmar for economic growth. Industrial Chemistry’s research programme emphasises the areas of agricultural food processing, preservation and food safety in compliance with nationally and internationally recognized standards. Food research is urgently needed to respond to industry needs and to solve food safety problems in Myanmar. The specific areas of food adulteration, food preservation, quality assessment, fermentation and browning during food processing are studied by our Masters and PhD students.

Environmental Technology

Water quality is a very important issue and the assessment of the quality of ground and surface water is a focus of graduate research. The quality of any finished product depends on the water quality. The department emphasises quality analysis and treatment for potable purposes. Large quantities of discharged effluents from industries is a serious threat and has increased environmental health concerns. Thus research focuses on conventional and biological treatment of wastewater to find out appropriate methods of water treatment for industries to use. As to agricultural solid wastes, composting and vermicomposting are areas of research focus for Masters study.

Fuel Science and Renewable Energy

The comprehensive usage of coal available in Myanmar is focused on its proximate and ultimate analysis, and the appropriate transformation of secondary fuel mixtures like Coal-Water-Mixture. Renewable and non-food plant residues represent an abundant, inexpensive and readily available source of biomass in Myanmar. Producing energy from renewable biomass is through bioethanol processing. Research work on the application of fruit wastes and lignocellulosic biomass is promoted for bioethanol production. In addition, biogas production from animal wastes and fish processing wastes is also included in graduate research.

Cosmetic Technology

Myanmar is rich in fragrant plants and traditional natural cosmetics such as the bark of the thanakha plant, herbal shampoo made of fresh tayaw bark and soapnut (kalakinmun). The quality and safety of traditional cosmetics are still questioned because the international markets demand safe and convenient cosmetic products. The department is researching the upgrading of Myanmar traditional cosmetic products in this context, together with the extraction of natural dyes from plants and their use in cosmetic products. MSc research has focused on the processing of medicated soaps and transparent soaps.

International Links and Project

The Department of Industrial Chemistry participates in international projects such as NutriSEA (Erasmus Projects 2016-18) and an Erasmus + 2018 project for capacity building of faculty members. The department is also networked with ASEAN universities and U.S. colleagues through regional conferences, workshops, SVAS (Short-term Visit Programme of AUN/SEED-Net), Fulbright programmes and hosting Fulbright specialists.

1. Food Science and Engineering
2. Environmental science and engineering
3. Chemical Technology
4. Fats and oil processing
5. Fuel science and renewable energy
6. Biotechnology
7. Cosmetic Technology

International Relations

  • Invitation of Two Professors from Department of Chemical Engineering, De La Salle University-Manila to conduct Workshop on Simulation, Modeling and Design of Experiments
  • Collaboration with UNIDO for the project of Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production
  • Hosting Fulbright Specialist for the area of Food Processing and Food Safety
  • Relation with World Food Preservation Centre, West Virginia, USA

Curriculum

Core Courses of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry (Four-year Program, Total Credit Units 168)

* Elective courses
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# In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry degree, Fourth Year Students must take part in occasional field trips (to plants / factories) / project assignments, related to their field of studies, as deemed necessary by the Department of Industrial Chemistry and Submission of Term Paper at the end of the second semester.

Core Courses of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Industrial Chemistry (Five-year Program, Total Credit Units 216)

* Elective courses
# In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Industrial Chemistry degree, Third Year Honours Students must take part in occasional field trips (to plants / factories) / project assignments, related to their field of studies, as deemed necessary by the Department of Industrial Chemistry and Submission of Term Paper at the end of the second semester.

Courses in Master of Science (Two-year Program, Total Credit Units  64)

Courses in PhD in Industrial Chemistry (Five –year Program)

Courses in Diploma in Food Technology (One-year Program, Total Credit Units 32)

# In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Post-diploma in Food Technology, Diploma Students must take part in occasional field trips (to plants / factories) / project assignments, related to their field of studies, as deemed necessary by the Department of Industrial Chemistry and Submission of Term Paper at the end of the second semester.