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CH5001 - Research and Dissertation in Chemistry

Credit points: 12
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The student carries out an extensive review of the world literature and pursues a program of original research on a selected topic. The literature review and results of the research project are incorporated into a dissertation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Carry out a research project and analyse and interpret the results;
  • Prepare a dissertation on the topic and compare and contrast the results obtained with those reported in the literature;
  • Review the scientific literature on a particular topic and devise a research program to answer questions raised on that topic.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Literature review - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (70%) - Individual.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Workload expectations:
  • 900 hours was Other - 900 contact hours in lab.

Townsville, Study Period 3, Internal
Census Date 02-Feb-2023
Coordinator: Dr Murray Davies
Lecturers: Dr Murray Davies, Assoc. Professor Michael Oelgemoeller, Dr Mark Robertson, Professor Peter Junk.
Workload expectations:
  • 900 hours was Other - This is a 6 month supervised research project.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.