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...


University of Canterbury Rocket Launch

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


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...


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...


Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Conference AMN-7 in Nelson February 2015

AMN-7 is the seventh in a biennial series of meetings that focus on the latest research on advanced materials and nanotechnology. This event will continue the best traditions of previous events, which include a range of high-impact plenary presentations, cutting-edge invited and contributed talks, read more...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

News and Announcements

E-week 2015

Thank you to all who made E-week 2015 another great success. Check out pictures from this year's event here.

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 map...

2014 College of Engineering New and Emerging Researcher Award

Congratulations to Dr Volker Nock on being awarded the 2014 College of Engineering new and emerging researcher award. A well deserved honour. Volker's research is focused on micro- and nano-fabrication and applications of microfluidics. Read more about the award on Facebook...

Departmental Seminar 27th January 2015

The next Electrical and Computer Engineering Departmental Seminar on "Nuclear norm methods for frequency domain system identification" will be given by Prof Roy Smith, Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland on Tuesday the 27th of January 2015 from 2.00pm – 3.00pm in Kirkwood, KD06 102. Read more...

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