Women in Engineering Residential Programme

21-24 January 2019


Introducing UC’s first ever Women in Engineering Residential Programme!

If you are…

  • A female student* completing Year 12 in 2018 at a New Zealand high school
  • Currently studying maths and science (physics preferred)
  • Excited to explore the broad nature of engineering – relating to chemical and process engineering, civil and natural resources engineering, computer science and software engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering
  • Interested in pursuing a career in engineering
  • Wanting to experience life as a UC student
  • Looking for a fun challenge to take on during the summer holidays

…this FREE, hands-on programme is for you!

Featuring interactive sessions to uncover what engineers ‘do’, a range of guest speakers (including lecturers, current students and industry experts), plus plenty of social activities for you to connect with like-minded students from around the country.**

Programme details

Date: 21-24 January 2019. You will arrive the afternoon/evening of Sunday 20 January to settle in and meet your fellow students, and depart Thursday 24 January after 12.00pm. A full timetable will be available soon.

Location: UC College of Engineering, Christchurch.

Accommodation: UC Halls of Residence.

Eligibility: Open to female students* aged 16 years or over, completing Year 12 in 2018 at a New Zealand high school.

Cost: FREE! For the first ever WiE CAN, we will cover all programme, accommodation and food costs. A $100 travel voucher will also be provided as reimbursement to anyone travelling from outside Canterbury. 

Applications Closed

Applications are now closed for the 2019 WiE CAN programme. 

Why apply?

Engineering and technology touch all aspects of our everyday lives. It is a field with wide social impact, relevant to all parts of society, and is changing fast to meet the needs of the future.

We want to inspire the next generation of female engineers by giving you this opportunity explore engineering study options and career paths.

Engineering feats are everywhere…just look around you!

Key dates

Applications open: 4.00pm, Monday 9 July

Applications close: Friday 17 August

Applicants advised of outcome by email: Friday 7 September


For more information, contact Kate at kate.burnell@canterbury.ac.nz.


*Applications open to female students or those who identify as female.

**Programme is subject to change.