We offer a research-based project course to students interested in research in Mathematics and/or Physics. In this course you will investigate a project in a true research environment under close supervision of an experienced academic. This will give you a unique opportunity to develop core research skills relevant to a wide spectrum of scientific research, including written and oral communication, research skills in the selected discipline, and recording and analysing data.

Eligibility and SCIE course code

SCIE3250 is offered Semesters 1, 2 and Summer Semester.

You can take SCIE3250 if you have completed 24 units prior to enrolment and received approval from the Head of School.

You can enrol in a maximum of two project courses (four units) to count as credit towards your program. Please discuss with your Faculty if you are unsure if this course can contribute to your program.

Enrol as a UQ Summer Scholarship recipient

You can enrol in SCIE3250 if you're a UQ Summer Research Scholarship recipient.

Apply for a SCIE project course 

  • Applications for Semester 1 are due on the first Monday in February
  • Applications for Semester 2 are due on the first Monday in July 
  • Applications for Summer Semester are due on the first Monday in November

Step 1: select a project and supervisor

We recommend that you have a couple of ideas in mind when considering SCIE3250. You can scan our academic staff list  to ensure that a staff member's area of research interests you, then take the initiative and contact potential supervisors as soon as possible. You don't have to choose from a staff member's current list of potential projects, and you can suggest a project by approaching any academic within our School.

Available projects are listed under each Research Strength  on the School website. Students interested in projects or course areas should consult with the relevant faculty member to discuss a suitable project.

Step 2: complete your application

Once you have confirmed your project and supervisor, download the SCIE project course application form (PDF, 91.2 KB). Complete the form in consultation with your supervisor. You must complete all fields on the application, and sign it. We will not accept incomplete or unsigned applications.

Step 3: submit your application

Submit your application to the School of Mathematics and Physics Student Administration team at smp.student@uq.edu.au by the following dates:

  • Semester 1: The first Monday in February
  • Semester 2: The first Monday in July
  • Summer semester: The first Monday in November.

Step 4: await confirmation

Our course coordinators will consider your application. They will forward any concerns with your application to you and/or your supervisor for clarification before approval.

Our Student Administration staff will send you notification of your application's outcome via your UQ student email account.

Step 5: enrol in the course

Once your application is approved, we will add you to a permissions list so that you can enrol in the course via mySI-net.

You won't be able to enrol in the appropriate course until we give you permission.

Contact us

Email our Student Administration team if you have further queries about our SCIE project courses.