SCIE Project Courses for third year Bachelor of Science students in 1st, 2nd and Summer Semesters (School of Mathematics and Physics)

General Information

Course Codes

Each School in Science Faculty has project courses with SCIE codes as research-based project offerings for Bachelor of Science students. Each course requires students to work with a supervisor and to undertake a research project in their area of interest.  A total of 2 project courses (4 units) are permitted as credit towards your degree.

Science Research Course Codes for School of Mathematics and Physics:

a. Course Code: SCIE3250. Click here for course details.

    Semester: 1 & 2

b. Course Code: SCIE3251. Click here for course details.

    Semester: 3 (Summer)

Who is eligible?

Students currently enrolled in the third level of their Bachelor of Science degree at UQ are eligible. Please note that students will only be permitted to enrol in a maximum 4 units of Project Courses towards their degree.

Summer Scholarships

Students who are awarded a Summer Scholarship may choose to enrol in SCIE3251.

Students wishing to apply for a summer research scholarship should be directed to or to the Faculty of Science (

Excerpt below has been taken from the above website from the Office of Undergraduate Education.

"The UQ Summer Research Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students who are engaged in research internships over the summer vacation period (from mid-November to mid-February). Research internships provide students with the opportunity to work with a researcher in a formal research environment so that they may experience the research process and discover what research is being undertaken in their field of interest at UQ. In addition, some students may also qualify to receive a scholarship for the duration of their internship. Allocation of the scholarships is decided by the Faculty, School, Research Centre or Institute where the research is undertaken.

Summer Research internships are offered in many of UQ’s Faculties, Schools, Institutes and Centres during the summer vacation period.  Further information about the participating units is listed below. However, the information will be regularly updated, so please check back frequently for further updates."

Application Process for Students

1. Selecting a Potential Project and Supervisor

It is recommended that you have a couple of projects in mind when considering these courses.  Students must take the initiative and contact potential supervisors as soon as possible.  You are advised to peruse the academic staff lists ( for Maths for Physics) to ensure that the area of research interests you. However, you do not have to choose from their current lists of potential projects, but you may wish to suggest a project by approaching any academic within the School.  

2. Complete Application

When a project and supervisor are confirmed, complete the application form available for downloading below.

Students should download and complete the application form in discussion with the supervisor.  All fields on the application MUST be completed. Incomplete/unsigned applications will not be accepted by the School.

3. Submission Location and Due Date for Application

All applications should be submitted to the School of Mathematics and Physics Student Administration office (Rm 349, Priestley bdg) by the following dates –

- Sem 1: Monday of the 2nd week of February

- Sem 2: Monday of the 2nd week of July

- Sem 3: Friday of the 2nd week of November 

4. Processing of Application by Course Coordinator

Applications will be considered by the Course Coordinator.  Any concerns with the project will be forwarded to the student and supervisor for clarification before approval.  All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the Student Administration  staff.    This notification will be sent via email to your official UQ student email account.

5. Permission to Enrol into Course

Students with approved applications will be added to a permissions list which will allow them to enrol into the course via mySi-Net.  Students will be unable to enrol into the appropriate course until given permission by the School.

For further enquiries relating to these SCIE project courses, contact the School's Student Admin Office on

NOTE: Students will be permitted to take ONLY two project courses (4 units) in total towards their degree program.