“Wherever we look, the work of the chemist has raised the level of our civilization and has increased the productive capacity of our nation.” ― Calvin Coolidge
Chemistry is not just about 'white lab coats' and 'funky equipment'; it's about discovering new ways of looking at the world, and exploring novel techniques to make it better.
In the School of Chemistry at UNSW, we give our undergraduate students lots of opportunities to learn about and perform cutting edge research as part of one of our research groups with interests spanning the full spectrum of chemistry and chemistry-related interdisciplinary fields. You can hear about how research works, the next big discoveries and the scientific career from working researchers at all career stages from PhD students to Nobel Prize winner.
In summary, learning how to do research will develop skills that you will use for the rest of your life. Come join us!
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.
Please note: To enrol in our undergraduate research courses, we require students to have a WAM of 65. CHEM2999 has a formal prerequisite 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.