Women in Engineering Residential Programme

17 - 21 January 2021

Applications open now!

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…

  • 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
  • A female student* completing Year 12 in 2020 at a New Zealand high school
  • Over the age of 16 years old by 17 January 2021
  • Currently studying maths and physics 

…this hands-on programme is for you!

Camp details

Date: 17 - 21 January 2021. 

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

Eligibility: Open to female students* completing Year 12 in 2020 at a New Zealand high school and going into Year 13 in 2021. Students must be over the age of 16 years old by 17 January 2021 and currently studying maths and physics.

Accommodation: Rochester and Rutherford Hall of Residence

Cost: $575 – includes accommodation, food and activities during the week. Excludes travel to and from the camp.**

Scholarships: Māori, Pasifika and Fee Support Scholarships available.
Industry Sponsorship opportunities may also be available to successful applicants.  

Application dates: Applications close 4 September.

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!


Further Information on future WiE CAN events will be available soon, to register your interest / keep up to date please email engmarketing@canterbury.ac.nz

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

** Fees include accommodation, meals, programme activities and resources.