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Chemistry Research Project Pt 3 (CHEM90032)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCHEM90032
Campus
Parkville
Availability
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FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is part of a sequence of four (part 1 to part 4) taken in successive semesters that together constitute the 125-point research project offered through the Master of Science (Chemistry).

The research project involves undertaking experimental and/or theoretical research in an area currently relevant to one of the research groups in the School of Chemistry. The subject will enable students to develop the process and practice of chemical research; increase the student's knowledge and understanding of chemical science; encourage the development of individual investigative skills, critical thought and the ability to evaluate information and to analyse experimental data; and ensure that students receive essential training in laboratory safety procedures.

Intended learning outcomes

The objectives of this subject are to:

  • develop the process and practice of chemical research;
  • increase the student's knowledge and understanding of chemical science;
  • encourage the development of individual investigative skills, critical thought and the ability to evaluate information and to analyse experimental data; and
  • ensure that students receive essential training in laboratory safety procedures

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain skills in:

  • advanced problem solving and critical thinking;
  • evaluation of research and professional literature;
  • applying concepts developed in one area to a different context;
  • analysing and rationalising experimental observations;
  • effective time management;
  • scientific written and oral communication

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

The assessment requirements below are applicable to the entire 125 point Research Project:

  • attendance at a safety and induction program with at least a 65% result in a 60 minute safety examination held during the first week (pass/fail);
  • a preliminary literature survey and research plan (up to 10 pages of mixed text, diagrams and formulas) due at the end of the first semester of enrolment or after the student has enrolled in 25 points of Research project (pass/fail);
  • a project-related oral presentation (up to 25 min), given at the end of the second semester (pass/fail);
  • a project-related oral presentation (up to 30 min), given at the end of the fourth semester (10%);
  • a major thesis, page limit of 60 pages, due at the end of the fourth semester (35%);
  • an oral exam (viva) on the content of the thesis (35%);
  • assessment of research performance based on attendance, application, initiative and demonstrated skills (20%);
  • attendance at a seminar series providing advanced theoretical and/or practical training (hurdle)

Dates & times

  • January
    Principal coordinatorColette Boskovic
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursThis subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project.
    Teaching period 2 January 2019 to 30 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date 7 February 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail26 April 2019
    Assessment period ends30 June 2019
  • July
    Principal coordinatorColette Boskovic
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursThis subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project.
    Teaching period 1 July 2019 to 24 December 2019
    Last self-enrol date 5 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail25 October 2019
    Assessment period ends24 December 2019

Time commitment details

This subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project. Students should discuss this with their supervisor but as a guide, a student enrolled in a 25 point research project subject would be expected to be engaged in their research for an average of 20 hours per week.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

Last updated: 10 August 2019