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

New Department Location for 2015

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. Research and teaching facilities have moved to Kirkwood and the UC Warehouse. Download interactive map...

Next Departmental Seminar Friday 5 June 2015

The next Departmental Seminar will be given by Dr Maria Pozza, Consultant Lawyer, Helmore Ayers Lawyers, Christchurch, on "The Laws of Arms Control in Outer Space" on Friday 5th of June from 2-3pm in Kirkwood Village KD06-102, University of Canterbury, Kirkwood Avenue, Ilam. Read more...

Electrical and Computer Engineering featured on "Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up" again

In his latest episode aired on TVNZ last Sunday, Nigel Latta is on a mission: to boldly go where no television presenter has gone before. With the help of actual Rocket Scientists Nigel attempts to be the first New Zealander in SPACE. Watch Electrical and Computer Engineering academic staff Dr Chris Hann and students help Nigel get into space. Read more...

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