Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering brochure

Find out more about research programs and degrees offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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HV Laboratory Demonstrations

Watch a video of laboratory demonstrations performed in the Department's High Voltage Laboratory on Youtube here: Watch Youtube video...

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University of Canterbury Rocket Launch

Watch a UC rocket launch on here: Watch Youtube video...

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e-Week 2015

Footage from e-Week 2015, our one week camp providing high school students with a unique opportunity to get hands-on lab experience, visit local companies, program a robot and build a microfluidic device. Watch video...

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Force Pattern Characterization in Micro-Organisms

Watch a video of a microdevice capable of constantly measuring the force of moving nematodes. The device was developed by Dr Volker Nock in collaboration with UC and international colleagues. Watch Youtube video...

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Wacky Racers Competition 2012

This event is part of a course assignment, where groups of students race the vehicles they have created over the past months. First rounds use IR control to navigate the course, while the third and fourth round use Bluetooth communication with a control program on a PC. Watch Youtube video...

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Solar panels for Tonga project - UC Engineering student, Vladimir

Hear about Vladimir's experience with his final year project for Electrical Engineering at the University of Canterbury, installing solar panels on schools in Tonga. Watch Youtube video...

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Log Sterilisation Research Project

View the video on how the EPECentre investigated the use of electricity to sterilize logs for export. This was funded by STIMBR And Primary Growth Partnership (PGP). More information will be available soon. Watch Youtube video...

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EPECentre, Introduction to the High Voltage Laboratory

See what is happening in our High Voltage Laboratory, see what career possibilities this could open up for you. Watch Youtube video...

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From the Nano-scale to the Pacific Ocean

The Department was recently featured in a video for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) TV. The video was shown at the 2014 ASEE Annual Conference in Indianapolis, USA. Watch video...

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e-Week 2014

A summary of e-Week 2014, our one week camp providing high school students with a unique opportunity to get hands-on lab experience, visit local companies, program a robot and build a solar cell. Watch video...

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Nigel Latta Blows Things Up

Nigel Latta came in at the end of 2014 and, with the help of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, filmed part of his show in our High Voltage laboratory. Can you spot it? Watch video...

Wacky Racers 2014

Wacky Racers Competition 2014

This event is part of a course assignment, where groups of students race the vehicles they have created over the past months. First rounds use IR control to navigate the course, while the third and fourth round use Bluetooth communication with a control program on a PC. Watch Youtube video...

Wacky Racers 2014

Interested in Engineering?

Electrical Engineer Pierce Hennessey shows us how Direct Current (DC) electricity from energy stored in batteries is converted to mechanical power to drive fast electric vehicles. Watch Youtube video...

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What if... we all drove electric vehicles?

Watch director of the EPECentre, Dr Alan Miller's presentation on electric vehicles recorded as part of the University of Canterbury What if... Wednesdays free public lectures series. Watch Youtube video...

News and Announcements

Department Locations for 2016

As part of the "Canterbury Engineering The Future" refurbishment of the College of Engineering facilities the Department's reception and academic staff offices have relocated to the von Haast building. Come and visit us on Level 4 where we will be located throughout 2015 and 2016. Research and teaching facilities are located in Dovedale, Kirkwood and the UC Warehouse labs. Download map...

Next Seminar Tuesday 11 February 2016

The next IEEE Power & Energy Society seminar hosted by the Electrical and Computer Engineering on "Design Concept and Research Achievement Regarding Corona Effects of AC Power Transmission Lines in Japan" will be given by K. Tanabe, Visiting Researcher, Science and Engineering Research Institute, Kokushikan University, Japan, from 5:30 pm in von Haast 456 on Thursday the 11th of Febraury 2016. Read more...

PhD Position available: "Development of a microfluidic platform for the study of protrusive forces in hyphal invasion"

Applications are invited for a Marsden Grant funded 3-year PhD studentship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. The studentship is awarded for developing a microfluidic platform for the study of protrusive forces in hyphal invasion. The project will be supervised by Dr Volker Nock (Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury) and Dr Ashley Garrill (School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury). Read more...

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