CHEM480-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Research Project

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


The CHEM480 Research Project involves a programme of experimental study in a research-active laboratory under the supervision of an academic member of staff within the Chemistry Department. The experimental data obtained are then presented in the form of a written project report which, after submission, is subjected to an oral defence. The project report details the background to the research, the methods employed, the results obtained, an analysis of the results in the context of the field and a bibliography. The learning outcomes of CHEM480 will enable students to write and compile a scientific report in a format appropriate for the discipline; show understanding of scientific methods relevant to their research project; obtain, analyse and present original research data; interpret and critically appraise their own and other research data; explain the relationship of their findings to other work in the field; and respond to questions on their report in a manner that shows mastery of the content and some knowledge of related areas. The CHEM480 Research Project provides excellent preparation for students intending to enrol in further postgraduate research. Students enrolling in this course must also enrol in course CHEM421 Advanced Topics in Chemistry 1.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 340
15 May - 21 May

Course Coordinator

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,227.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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