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CHEM490 Dissertation

A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.

CHEM 490 Research Project is a 60-point, full-year paper. It involves carrying out an original experimental research project on some aspect of state-of-the art chemistry.

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code CHEM490
Subject Chemistry
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,845.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $16,068.00

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Limited to
BSc(Hons), PGDipSci
Dr Nigel T. Lucas
Tel 64 3 479 5377
Location: Science II, 3n11
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Nigel T. Lucas

As CHEM 490 is a paper taken by graduate research students, teaching staff will be those academic staff acting as research supervisors.
Paper Structure
Depends on individual project, but concludes with the submission of a research report in late September/early October.
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of advanced concepts, theories, applications and current trends in chemistry
  • Demonstrate practical expertise in the laboratory

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system