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Guided Research Project In Chemistry

Course Code: CHEM 2400
Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Chemistry
Credits: 1.0
Semester: 14 weeks
Learning Format: Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course provides the opportunity for mature and capable students to gain experience in conducting a chemical research project under the direction of staff and faculty supervisors in the Department of Chemistry.

Course Content

  1. Theoretical and experimental research
  2. Wet chemistry
  3. Instrumentation  and analysis
  4. Preparation of report

Methods of Instruction

In the semester preceding the one during which the research is to be conducted, the student should approach a potential supervisor to discuss a possible research topic.

If the faculty or staff member is willing, further discussions should take place to prepare a proposal to be discussed and approved by the Departmental Chair and Laboratory Supervisor. The proposal is essentially the responsibility of the supervisor and is to be submitted as soon as possible.

After the research is completed and before the first day of exams, the student will submit a brief report to the supervisor.

Means of Assessment

Laboratory Work (75%)

Report (25%)

The course is graded on a mastery/non-mastery basis.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  1. Use peer-reviewed references and identify a suitable hypothesis with the help of a chemistry faculty or staff member.
  2. Identify the required experimental research under supervision of a chemistry faculty or staff member to investigate the hypothesis.
  3. Employ various analytical techniques to compile any required data.
  4. Analyze the collected data and prepare a short report.
  5. Gain theoretical and experimental knowledge of a specific topic in chemistry through laboratory research.

course prerequisites

CHEM  1110 and approval of the instructor

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.