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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 0.5
Points 60 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,227.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
BSc(Hons), PGDipSci

Dr Courtney Ennis
Tel 64 3 479 5288
Location: Science II, 5N1

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Courtney Ennis

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, followed by an oral interview in late October/early November.


Textbooks 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