College of Engineering, University of Canterbury was inaugurated with twenty-two students and two part-time lecturers: Edward Dobson and Robert Julian Scott. Courses were initially offered in land surveying and leveling, principles of civil engineering, building construction, field instruction in surveying, freehand and mechanical drawing, practical geometry and mechanical drawing and lectures on the steam engine (loosely Civil and Mechanical Engineering).
The College of Engineering offers professional qualifications in Engineering and Forestry at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Departments of Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science & Software Engineering are included in the College of Engineering due to their close interactions in teaching and research with staff in Engineering and Forestry and thus their significant contributions to the College's degree programs.
Why Choose University of Canterbury?
- Developing tomorrow’s leaders: The University has been committed to producing leaders for over 130 years.
- Students and alumni: UC has one of the most diverse and vibrant student cultures of any New Zealand university.
- Faculties and programs: UC has seven faculties which provide wide range of programs.
- Facilities: The University provides state of art infrastructure to its students and faculty.
- IT Services
- Recreation Facilities
- Health Centre
- Childcare Facilities
- Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
- Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
- Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Department of Mathematics and Statistics
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- School of Forestry
Institutes and Research Centers –
- Biomathematics Research Centre
- Biomolecular Interaction Centre
- Electric Power Engineering Centre
- Geospatial Research Centre
- MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
- Product Innovation Centre
- Wireless Research Centre
- Wood Technology Research Centre
Student Advisors –
The student advisors can advise prospective and current engineering students, including assistance in explaining intermediate year course options, degree planning, entry requirements, exemptions, suspensions, extensions, part-time enrolment and withdrawal from courses.