1 103.5 units of topics
2 Admission into BSCHFS-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Forensic and Analytical Science)
2a Admission into BSCHCT-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Clean Technology)
2b Admission into BSCHNN-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Nanotechnology)
2c Admission into BSCHPS-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Physics)
2d Admission into BSCHCS-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Chemical Sciences)
2e Admission into BSCHEAM-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Energy and Advanced Materials)
3 Admission into BSC-CHEM-Chemistry
3a Admission into BSC-PHYS-Physics
3b Admission into BSC-CHEM-EX-Chemistry
3c Admission into BSC-PHYS-EX-Physics
4 Admission into BSCH-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Enhanced Program for High Achievers)
5 Admission into HBSC-Bachelor of Science (Honours)
6 Admission into HBSC-C4-Chemistry
6a Admission into HBSC-PH4-Physics
6b Admission into HBSC-CPSC-Chemical and Physical Sciences
6c Admission into CPSC-HP-Chemical and Physical Sciences
Must Satisfy: ((1 and (2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d or 2e)) or ((3 or 3a or 3b or 3c)) or (4) or (5 and (6 or 6a or 6b or 6c)))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of CHEM4700A, FACH4700A, NANO4700A, PHYS4700A has been successfully completed
Course context
Students must have recieved in their last 36 units at least a credit average or better (GPA of 5 or greater) to enrol in this topic. The Honours Research Project topics are taught and assessed as a continuum.
Topic description
This topic involves a research project that students undertake as part of their Honours year. Students will be expected to design and carry-out an individual research project in an area of their choice under the supervision of an academic staff member. In addition the students will submit a written research proposal, deliver a seminar to the school on their research, and undertake a viva voca examination with their assessment panel. Finally the students will submit a thesis for examination reporting the results of their research.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to provide students with an insight into how research in planned and executed. Under the direct supervision of an academic staff member, the student will plan and execute an individual research project in an area of science. In addition the students will gain experience in the written and oral communication of their project.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Undertake an individual research project in physical or chemical sciences having obtained and explained valid scientific data
  2. Apply scientific principles to solve problems and to provide defensible explanations for observations
  3. Operate laboratory equipment in a safe and effective manner
  4. Clearly and understandably present results in both written and oral form