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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Dissertation
    Subject Chemistry
    EFTS 0.5
    Points 60 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $4,345.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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/early October, 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


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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