Course Title: Honours Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Honours Project

Credit Points: 48.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009

Course Coordinator: Dr Jeff Hughes

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3370

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 3.2.16

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

An approved undergaduate degree is a prerequisite for any honours courses.

Course Description

The student selects a research project from a list published annually within the Applied Chemistry discipline. The projects involve an investigation into chemically related problems. The project will be supervised by an academic research staff member. The projects may involve collaboration with external bodies such as industries or government agencies.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The aims of this course are to develop competency  in executing a research project from the planning stages to communicating the results to fellow researchers. Skills to be developed include proper planning, consultation with supervsiors at all stages of the project, laboratory skills and proficiency in using instrumentation, planning and presentation of a thesis and oral skills in communicationg results in a seminar.

Overview of Learning Activities

The main activities in this course are the carrying out of the research and presentation of the results in a thesis.

Overview of Learning Resources

Appropriate learning resources will either be provided by the supervisor or the student will be directed to where the resources can be obtained.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be based on the thesis, literature review, project plan and research skills displayed during the year.