Postgraduate study

postgrad student in electrical engineering Euan McGill

Why choose postgraduate study?

The department has postgraduate students spanning several research disciplines including power systems, materials and nanotechnology, communications, acoustics, computational imaging, neural engineering, power electronics and radio frequency engineering. Our research and teaching activities are supported by 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, the High Voltage Laboratory and the Electrical Machines Laboratory. We have strong ties with the EPECentre for power systems engineering.

Postgraduate qualifications available

Getting started

The first step to becoming a postgraduate student is finding a supervisor and research area. See our full list of academic staff and our areas of research. Funding advice is available from the College of Engineering's scholarships page.


All postgraduate students are expected to attend our regular departmental seminars.

Contact our postgraduate staff

Deborah Erueti

Postgraduate Administration
ICTS Building Rm 216
Internal Phone: 94652

Philippa Martin

Director of Postgraduate Studies (PhD)
ICTS Rm 204
Internal Phone: 94380

Chris Hann

Senior Lecturer
Director of Postgraduate Studies (ME)
ICTS Rm 200
Internal Phone: 94305

Volker Nock

Senior Lecturer
Director of Studies - International
ICTS Rm 205
Internal Phone: 94303