• Offered by Research School of Chemistry
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Chemistry
  • Areas of interest Chemistry
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Russell Barrow
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

A supervisor, who will guide the candidate in the selection of a suitable program of study and who will direct the research project, will be appointed for each honours candidate. The program of study includes a special schedule of lecture courses, details of which will be made available within the School. Candidates will normally be able to select their general field of investigation.
Attendance at colloquia held in the School constitutes a part of the program and the candidates will be required to prepare and deliver seminars describing the background to (first seminar) and results from (second seminar) their research project. Candidates must submit a written report (thesis) describing the method and results of their investigation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation and evaluation of a chosen research topic in chemistry
2. systematically identify relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions
3. engage in systematic discovery and critical review of appropriate and relevant information sources
4. appropriately apply statistical or other evaluation processes to original data
5. understand  and apply ethical standards of conduct in the collection and evaluation of data and other resources
6. communicate research concepts and contexts clearly and effectively both in writing and orally

Other Information

Students who have attained a sufficient standard in the degree program (see the College introductory section in the Undergraduate Handbook) for the pass degree may be admitted to an honours year.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on a combination of lecture courses, research project thesis, oral defence and seminar presentation.

  • Research Project Thesis (50%; LO 1-6)
  • Written and/or oral examinations on prescribed lecture course (30%; LOs of relevant courses)
  • Two seminar presentations on the research project only one of which will be assessed (10%; LO 6)
  • Oral defence of thesis (10%; LO 6)

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Chemistry to request a permission code to enrol in this course.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 to 24 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $275 per unit
2014 $491 per unit
2013 $491 per unit
2012 $491 per unit
2011 $491 per unit
2010 $486 per unit
2009 $486 per unit
2008 $486 per unit
2007 $420 per unit
2006 $420 per unit
2005 $383 per unit
2004 $321 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $565 per unit
2014 $627 per unit
2013 $626 per unit
2012 $626 per unit
2011 $626 per unit
2010 $625 per unit
2009 $603 per unit
2008 $603 per unit
2007 $603 per unit
2006 $603 per unit
2005 $575 per unit
2004 $575 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3054 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7071 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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