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CHEM490 Dissertation

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

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) $4,001.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $17,377.50

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Limited to
BSc(Hons), PGDipSci

Associate Professor Nigel T. Lucas
Tel 64 3 479 5377
Location: Science II, 3n11

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor 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, followed by an oral interview in late October.


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