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

Enrolments opening soon

Departmental Seminar 19 September 2014

The next Departmental seminar on "Who is this Chemical Engineer crashing into our Dept?" will be given by Dr Simone Dimartino, Lecturer, Department of Chemical & Process Engineering and Biomolecular Interaction Centre, University of Canterbury, on September the 19th at 2:00pm in A309. Read more...

ELEC research featured in latest Lab-on-a-Chip journal

Dr Paul Gaynor and collaborators recently published their research on "AC electric field induced dipole-based on-chip 3D cell rotation" in the Royal Society of Chemistry's leading microfluidics journal Lab-on-a-Chip. More information about the work performed in the Department's Nanofabrication and Biological Application Laboratories can be found here.

PhD Opportunity in "Thermal Metamaterials: a New Heat Conduction Control Technology"

Based around the nanofabrication facility at the University of Canterbury, this project will focus on the design and fabrication of a sub-micron scale multi-layered structures intended to act as phononic crystals. This is a multidisciplinary research programme supervised by Dr Volker Nock and is open to students with degrees in engineering and physics. Read more...

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