It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Canterbury. We are proud of our record of research and of the many students who have performed their postgraduate study in the Department.
Our website highlights some of the most recent developments in our leading edge areas of research in power systems, nanotechnology, imaging and image processing, power electronics, communications engineering, rocket control and a variety of other areas.
Our research and teaching activities are supported by the Department's excellent laboratory facilities and technical staff. Several of the facilities are not available at any other university in New Zealand; these include some of the nanofabrication facilities and analysis instruments which are part of the MacDiarmid Institute, hosted in the Department, the High Voltage Laboratory and the Electrical Machines Laboratory. The EPECentre for power systems engineering is also hosted within the Department.
The Department has an active ME and PhD program and we offer a wide variety of research projects, and postgraduate courses. A typical Masters project will take 1.5 years to complete and a Ph.D. project will take 3.5 years to complete on average. Our postgraduate student population is international; as well as a number of New Zealanders, we are privileged to host students from a variety of countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.
If you would like information about admission, potential funding and general questions about postgraduate life, please contact the Director of Postgraduate Studies, Dr Philippa Martin. If you are interested in a particular research area, please do not hesitate to contact the academic or academics working in that area.
Professor Phil Bones
Head of Department