Thesis information

Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry students are required to complete a research thesis project as part of their honours degree. This is satisfied by taking CEIC4951, CEIC4952 and CEIC4953 also known as Research Thesis A, B & C, respectively. Each course has a load of 4 UOC and are typically taken over three consecutive terms. Students can also use one of their discipline electives to take CEIC4964 Research Thesis Extension.

Food Science (Honours) and Chemical Product Engineering students are required to complete CEIC4007 Product Design Project Thesis A and CEIC4008 Product Design Project Thesis B. These students are also strongly encouraged to use 12 UOC of discipline electives to take the three Research Thesis described above.

Postgraduate coursework students are required to do 24 UOC of research coursework. Students must first take GSOE9010 or GSOE9011 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills. Then students should enrol in CEIC9951, CEIC9952 and CEIC9953, also known as Advanced Research Thesis A, B &C, respectively. These three 6 UOC courses should be taken in consecutive terms.

Students taking a Research Thesis (either CEIC4951/2/3 or CEIC9951/2/3) need a project supervisor. As explained in the table below, different processes are followed depending on the term in which you intend to start. The Research Projects page on Moodle provides a range of information and FAQs about the different stages of Research Thesis, including how to find a supervisor. The enrolment key for students is co3shyh.

Intended session for starting thesis project Sign up to the Research Projects moodle module Select your supervisor
Summer Term in or before early October using the preference nomination tool at the end of October
Term 1 or 2 in or before early October using the preference nomination tool at the end of October
After October or if you weren't assigned one of your preferred supervisors, – use the "Choose, change* or check your supervisor" tool in Moodle to directly assign yourself to one of the available supervisors
Term 3 in May use the "Choose, change* or check your supervisor" tool from the middle of May in Term 1 or 2, to directly assign yourself to one of the available supervisors