We offer research-based project courses with an SCIE code to students in the Bachelors of Science, Advanced Science, and Mathematics.

The courses introduce you to research in mathematics and/or physics and require you to work with a supervisor on a project.

Eligibility and SCIE course codes

You can take one of our two courses if you're enrolled in the third level of your Bachelor of Science degree program at UQ.

You can enrol in a maximum of two project courses (four units) to count as credit towards your program.

Our research course codes are:

Enrol as a UQ Summer Scholarship recipient

You can enrol in SCIE3251 if you're a UQ Summer Research Scholarship recipient.

Apply for an SCIE project course

Step 1: select a project and supervisor

We recommend that you have a couple of ideas in mind when considering one of our SCIE project courses. Scan our academic staff list to ensure that a staff member's area of research interests you and 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.

Step 2: complete your application

Once you've confirmed your project and supervisor, download your application form (Semester 2 form will be released shortly). Complete the form in consultation with your supervisor. You must complete all fields on the application, and sign it. We won't accept incomplete or unsigned applications.

Step 3: submit your application

Submit your application in person to the School of Mathematics and Physics Student Administration Office, Room 349, Priestley Building (building 67) by the following dates:

  • Semester 1: Monday of the second week of February
  • Semester 2: Monday of the second week of July
  • Summer semester: Friday of the second week of November.

Step 4: await confirmation

Our course coordinators will consider your application. They'll 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'll 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.