Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduates can be involved in cutting edge research projects being conducted at UNSW. 

As an undergraduate you can take CHEM2999 or CHEM3998 (6 units of credit) and work with a supervisor at UNSW. You would explore new ideas and develop your skills as an independent thinker in the lab. Further details about CHEM2999 and CHEM3998: UNSW Handbook entries and course outlines

Please note: To enrol in our undergraduate research courses, we require students to have a WAM of 65. CHEM2999 has a formal pre-requisite of CHEM1041 or CHEM2041. CHEM3998 is designed for third year students who have already completed at least 18 credit points of Level II Chemistry courses. 

See the projects available: CHEM2999 and CHEM3998

What is Research?

  • It can be in any field
  • It involves making or discovering something new
  • It involves making independent decisions

What activities will you do while being involved in Research?

  • Analysis of scientific papers
  • Presentations of your research and the research of others
  • Development of a hypothesis
  • Running complex experiments that evaluate if a hypothesis is correct
  • Analysis of sometimes ambiguous data
  • Determine the next step and a new hypothesis

What do you learn from doing Research?

  • TENACITY
  • Think critically about complex problems
  • Independence
  • Analyze multifaceted situations
  • Overcome fear of difficult situations
  • Become comfortable learning new concepts
  • Develop logical solutions
  • Work as a team solving challenging problems
In summary, learning how to do research will develop skills that you will use for the rest of your life. Come join us!
After you have met your supervisors and received confirmation emails complete this form: https://unsw.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0qWMk0RH8FFRppr