^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 ^ CPES7700A - Honours Research Project
1a FACH4700A - Forensic and Analytical Chemistry Research Project (4.5/22.5 units)
1b NANO4700A - Research Project in Nanotechnology (4.5/22.5 units)
1c CHEM4700A - Chemistry Research Project (4.5/22.5 units)
1d PHYS4700A - Physics Research Project (4.5/22.5 units)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of CHEM4700B, FACH4700B, NANO4700B, PHYS4700B has been successfully completed
Course context

This topic is 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

This topic aims 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
On completion of this topic you will be 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

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.