Women in Engineering Residential Programme

16 - 20 January 2022

WiE CAN is a 5 day/4 night Women in Engineering residential programme featuring a range of interactive workshops, inspiring presentations, and fun social activities. You will be immersed in student life and experience the range of engineering subjects on offer at UC.

Each year there are 60 places available and you don’t have to be top of the class to apply for WiE CAN!

If you are…

  • A female student* completing Year 12 in 2021 at a New Zealand high school
  • Currently studying maths and physics
  • Excited to explore the limitless opportunities in engineering
  • Interested in innovation, problem solving and making a difference to society
  • Wanting to experience life as a UC student
  • Looking for a fun challenge to take on during the summer holidays

…this hands-on programme is for you!

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


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Why apply?

The world needs engineers! Engineering touches all aspects of our everyday lives – the roads we drive on, the water we drink, the smartphones we use to communicate with our friends, and so much more!

We believe engineering solutions are better when they’re created by diverse teams which is why we want to inspire the next generation of female engineers to change the world!

Camp details

Date: 16 - 20 January 2022. WiE CAN will proceed provided Christchurch is at Alert Level 1 at the time of the programme.  

Location: University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus (Christchurch).

Eligibility: Open to female students* completing Year 12 in 2021 at a New Zealand high school and going into Year 13 in 2022. Students must be over the age of 16 years old by 16 January 20212 and currently studying maths and physics.

Sponsor WiE CAN 

Interested in supporting WiE CAN 2022? We need industry partners, committed to becoming more diverse and inclusive, to help us produce a high-calibre programme that supports young women considering study and a career in engineering.


For more information, get in touch with us


A special thanks to our sponsors for WiE CAN 2021


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Batchelar McDougall




Tait Communications