Creativity, interdisciplinary teamwork, cutting-edge design and IT underpin the diverse and innovative field of Mechanical Engineering. Our teaching and research relate to all aspects of the living world - anything that moves or has moving parts - and produces highly employable graduates.
A worldwide skill shortage means UC graduates readily secure highly paid work in a range of traditional and emerging fields - from machine design and product development, mechatronics, bioengineering, construction, and consultancy, to finding solutions for environmental and social problems, as well as entrepreneurship and innovation.
Our graduates are using their ingenuity and training to shape the future in multi-faceted, creative roles all over the world - where could Mechanical Engineering take you?
Our students have access to world-class teaching and facilities, and invaluable industry partners.
As a part of recognized research teams, our postgraduates contribute to cutting-edge research. Explore your options.
Explore our multifaceted research fields, activities and achievements with international experts and groups.
We operate a range of world-class laboratories and research facilities including bookable unique equipment.
Join us on social media
News, events and seminars
For the first time, University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) students have designed and built two state-of-the-art race ...
Eight University of Canterbury academics have been awarded 2018 Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Funding to lead ...