Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduates can be involved in cutting edge research projects being conducted at UNSW. See project descriptions for details

As an undergraduate you can take 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.

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?

  • 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!

The form after you have met your supervisors and received confirmation emails is below.


For further details about the course see the UNSW Online Handbook entry: CHEM3998