Karadeniz Technical University Chemistry Department was founded in 1971 to meet the demand for educated chemists who has ethical values and idealism; will do quality controlling and research for Turkish Chemical Industry; will work in high education institutions. First cycle was started in 1971-1972 semester. Chemical Engineering was also taught between 1972-1980. Secondary education has been started in 1991-1992 along with Formal Education. English preparatory class has been prerequisited since 2000.The education language of instruction is both Turkish and English. Students who fail to pass the English Proficiency Exam must attend a one-year English preparatory school before taking the department courses.
Qualification Awarded  
Those students succeed and pass all the courses (total 240 ECTS) and obtain a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 2.00 over 4.00 can obtain a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Chemistry.
Level of Qualification:  First Cycle Degree  
Mode of Study:  Full Time
Admission & Registration Requirements  
1 - High school diploma,
2 - Obtaining the required grade from National University Entrance and Placement Exam (ÖSS),
3 - English proficiency (500 from TOEFL / 6 from IELTS)
Recognition of Prior Learning  
Recognition of prior learning is at the beginning stage in the Turkish Higher Education System. Karadeniz Technical University and hence the Department of Chemistry is no exception to this. However, exams of exemption are organised at the start of each term at the University for courses compulsory in the curriculum, such as Foreign Languages and Basic Computing. The students who have completed the learning process for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum, and this grade is entered into the transcript of the student.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations  
Students are selected by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) according to the student's score in the Student Selection Exam
Profile of the Programme  
The goals of the department: is to graduate chemists who are able to demonstrate the ability of describing, explaining, applying, criticizing, deciding and teaching the basic principles of general chemistry and five sub-divisions (Analytical chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry and Physical chemistry). The related degree provides rights and privileges to practice the profession. Chemistry Department does its internal and external movements under dean's office and Rectorate. Chemistry Department's partnerships can be summarized as TÜBİTAK (Turkish Research Council), DPT (State Planning Agency), employing companies, universities, research institutions, former graduates, chemistry organizations.
Examination, Assessment and Grading Regulations  
For each course, there are two midterm examinations and one final examination at the end of each semester. For laboratory courses, the second midterm grade is given as the average of the quizzes done during the laboratory work. Each student must register for each course at the beginning of the each semester and attend at least 70% of the each lecture and 80% of each laboratory work in each semester in order to have the right to take the final exam of each theoretical/laboratory course.
The achievement grade of each course (theoretical and laboratory) is calculated by adding 30% of the first midterm, 20% of the second midterm, and 50% of the final grade for each course.
The midterm examinations and the final examination are done in the pre-scheduled times.
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Graduation Requirements  
Students should succeed and pass all the courses (total 240 ECTS) and obtain a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 2.00 over 4.00.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates  
Our graduate can work as a scientific researcher, a research chemist in research and development, a quality control chemist, and an educator after meeting additional requirements for an education job.
Access to Further Studies  
A student graduated with a good CGPA may apply to graduate programs.
Contact Information  
Postal Adress  Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi, Kanuni Kampusü, FenFakültesi, Kimya Bölümü 61080 TRABZON
Phone          : 377 2525
Fax              : 325 3196
E-Mail          :
Web Adress : or
Departmental Facilities : 
The Department is equipped with basic research facilities, like IR, UV-VIS and NMR spectrophotometers, Mass spectrometers, Gas Chromatography and some other basic instruments. Available research, education and service facilities (laboratuvar, necessary equipment etc.) are given below.

14 Research laboratory (56 students capacity), 2 Education laboratory (100 students capacity), 6 Classroom (260 students capacity), 2 Amfiteatr (460 students capacity), 1 Seminar room (20 students capacity).
First Year
CodeCourse TitleECTS H+T+L C/E Lang.
First semester
AITB1001History of Revolution and Ataturk' s Princip.22+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
KIM1009Introduction to Biology22+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
KIM1013General Chemistry Laboratory-I30+0+3CompulsoryTurkish
KIM1015KIM1015 General Chemistry-I96+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
MAT1011Mathematics - I44+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
TDB1001Turkish Language - I22+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
YDB1001English - I33+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
First Semester Total :3022+0+4
Second semester
AITB1000History of Revolution and Ataturk' s Princip.22+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
FIZ1002Physics II43+0+1CompulsoryTurkish
KIM1002Laboratory Management and Safety42+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
KIM1004General Chemistry Lab.-II30+0+3CompulsoryTurkish
KIM1006General Chemistry-II96+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
TDB1000Turkish Language - II22+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
YDB1004English II22+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
Second Semester Total :3020+0+4
Second Year
CodeCourse TitleECTS H+T+L C/E Lang.
First semester
KIM2005Analytical Chemistry-I74+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
KIM2007Anlytical Chemistry Lab.I50+0+3CompulsoryTurkish
KIM2009Inorganic Chemistry-I74+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
KIM2011Organic Chemistry-I74+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli-142+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective Courses
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli Grubu Dersleri
KIM2001Professional English - I42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
KIM2003Global Warming and Living Organisms42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
KIM2015History of Science in Islam42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
First Semester Total :3014+0+3
Second semester
KIM2002Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory-I30+0+3CompulsoryTurkish
KIM2006Organic Chemistry Laboratory I40+0+3CompulsoryTurkish
KIM2010Organic Chemistry-II54+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli-142+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective Courses
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli Grubu Dersleri
KIM2018Colloid Chemistry42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Second Semester Total :3014+0+9
Third Year
CodeCourse TitleECTS H+T+L C/E Lang.
First semester
KIM3001Physical Chemistry-164+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
KIM3003Mid term %50 and Final %5064+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
KIM3005Instrumantal Analysis54+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
KIM3007INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB-II30+0+3CompulsoryTurkish
KIM3009Organic Lab.40+0+3CompulsoryTurkish
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli-142+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective Courses
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli Grubu Dersleri
KIM3013Coordination Chemistry42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
First Semester Total :3014+2+6
Second semester
Second Semester Total :2610+0+8
Fourth Year
CodeCourse TitleECTS H+T+L C/E Lang.
First semester
KIM4019Industrial Chemistry104+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli-142+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli-242+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli-342+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective Courses
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli Grubu Dersleri
KIM4001Analytical Separation Methods42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
KIM4005Coordination Chemistry 42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
KIM4007.Colloid Chemistry42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
KIM4021Food Biochemistry42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
KIM4025.Bioanalytical Chemistry42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
KIM4027CHM 4027 Bioactive Organic Compounds42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
KIM4029clinical applications in biochemistry42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
KIM4031.Measurement and evaluation in chemistry42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
First Semester Total :3010+0+0
Second semester
CHM 452Biochemistry - III54+0+0CompulsoryEnglish
CHM 454Industrial Chemistry - II52+0+0CompulsoryEnglish
KIM 472Biochemistry Laboratory - II50+0+3CompulsoryTurkish
KIM 478Industrial Chemistry Laboratory50+0+4CompulsoryTurkish
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli-132+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli-232+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli-332+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective Courses
Teknik(bölüm) Seçmeli Grubu Dersleri
SECA484Electroanalytical Methods32+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SECF482Polymer Chemistry - II32+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SECF484Chemical Kinetics32+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SECN482Intoduction to Inorganic Reaction Mechanism32+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SECN484Boron Compounds32+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SECO482Heterocyclic Chemistry32+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SECO484Texile and Dyes Chemsitry32+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Second Semester Total :3314+2+7