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...

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E-week 2015

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IEEE Power & Energy Society Distinguished Lecture 19 November 2014

The next IEEE Power & Energy Society Distinguished Lecture on ”Challenges for the Swiss Energy System with a focus on Electrical Energy Are renewables the solution?" will be given by Professor Jürg Christener, University of Appied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, on November the 19th at 5:30pm in A309. Read more...

Annual Staff/Postgrad - 3rd Professional Student Soccer Match 1:0

Last Monday staff/postgraduate students competed against 3rd professional year students in the annual departmental soccer match. After an intense game and through a single goal staff/postgraduate managed to retained the Pieter Kikstra Shin-Kickers trophy for another year. Read more about the match on Facebook...

Remote flying takes off at UC

Two UC academics have designed a programme that allows third-year engineering students to fly model helicopters remotely from any computer in the world. Dr Steve Weddell and Professor Philip Bones, with the assistance of three technical staff, have created a “heli lab” with three model helicopters that are flown remotely when students write the correct software code and upload it through a browser on the internet. Read more...

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