Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of Canterbury - New Zealand
Dennis Chapman

Where did my Electrical Engineering degree take me?

Dennis Chapman started out as an apprentice. After completing a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, he rose to the position of Senior Design Engineer.

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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...

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What do you and your cell phone have in common?

Watch Senior Lecturer, Dr Volker Nock's introductory lecture to Electrical and Computer Engineering given at the University of Canterbury Discovery Day 2016. Watch Youtube video...

News and Announcements

Department Locations for 2017

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 ICT building. Come and visit us on Level 2 & 3 where we will be located throughout 2017.

Next Seminar Friday 28th October, 2016

The next Electrical and Computer Engineering Departmental Seminar on "So what is this Lcapy program anyway" will be given by Dr Michael Hayes, Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury, from 2:00 pm in von Haast 210 on Friday the 28th October 2016. Read more...

How much is your degree worth?

New data published by the NZ Herald has revealed how much graduates are earning up to nine years after gaining their degree. Electrical engineers were found to secure tens of thousands of dollars extra in pay, pulling ahead of accountancy and law graduates within 10 years after graduation. Those with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering have median earnings of $44,480 one year after graduation, rising to $80,517 in year nine. Read more...

The Instiution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Adjunct Senior Fellow Kim Eccleston has been appointed to the voluntary position of Subject Editor of IET Electronics Letters. Electronics Letters is a prestigious publication and this honour is recognition of Kim's skills and expertise in microwave technology, as well as his commitment to a quality review process. In this position, and using reviewer reports, he will finalise accept/reject recommendations for papers submitted in the general area of Microwave Technology.

PhD Scholarship

A PhD scholarship is available for the groundwater flow measurement project.  This is a spearhead project as part of a National Science Challenge.  The scholarship includes full fees and a tax-free stipend of NZ $27,500 per annum for three years. The goal of the project is to estimate the spatial distribution of groundwater flows by using an array of electrodes to measure small potential differences induced by the flow of the groundwater through an applied magnetic field.

The project requires a PhD student with skills in instrumentation, electronics, signal processing, and programming.  Some electromagnetics would be advantageous but not necessary for students with a strong mathematical background.  The student will work with a number of researchers throughout New Zealand. Please send applications to Dr Michael Hayes (michael.hayes@canterbury.ac.nz).

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