• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Chemistry
  • Specialisation code CHEM-HSPC

The Chemistry Honours specialisation is intended for students who have a foundational knowledge of the field and are interested in undertaking an independent research project under the direction of a supervisor. The Honours specialization is usually taken full time for two consecutive semesters and includes research training, in-depth analysis of current concepts in the field as well as a substantial research project culminating in the production of a thesis. It provides a solid foundation in the basics of research, and can be an entry into many careers both within and outside of science, or a pathway to a PhD in chemistry.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge in an area of chemistry.

  2. Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts in chemistry, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence and draw appropriate conclusions.

  3. Analyse and interpret original chemistry research data

  4. Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques and methods in chemistry to collect original research data.

  5. Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.

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Admission Requirements

Satisfaction of the admission requirements described in the relevant honours plan with at least:

  • a major or equivalent in chemistry
  • and with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis course.

Cognate Disciplines



This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of CHEM4005 Chemistry IV H, which must be undertaken more than once, in consecutive semesters.

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