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CHEM495 Master's Thesis Preparation

Preparation of a thesis proposal/preliminary thesis research. Normally taken by students in the papers year for a Master’s degree by papers and thesis.

This paper is designed to give an introduction to some aspects of research in a specific field of chemistry and builds on the laboratory and research skills acquired in undergraduate chemistry courses. It involves carrying out an original experimental research project supervised by a member of staff. The paper assesses research performance in the first year of the Master of Science programme.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code CHEM495
Subject Chemistry
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,132.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,583.84

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Limited to

Associate Professor Nigel T. Lucas
Tel: 64 3 479 5377
Location: Science II, 3N11

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinators: Associate Professor Nigel T. Lucas

As CHEM 495 is a paper taken by graduate research students, teaching staff will be those academic staff acting as research supervisors.

Paper Structure
The structure depends on the individual project, but the paper concludes with the submission of a research report in early November.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
  • Research practices in an area of chemistry
  • The effective written communication of research results

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system