Student advice and support
We're here to help. All of our students have access to support services within the department and College of Engineering, whether it's related to academic advice, student support, or health and wellbeing.
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If you need assistance with a general academic enquiry contact:
Exemptions from course prerequisities
Please note: If you are applying for exemption from a course prerequisite you need to complete an Exemption from a Presrequisite Application form.
Enrolment and course changes
If you need assistance with enrolment or course changes, contact the director of studies for your year level.
- Your profile contains full details and instructions of your individual courses.
- See the Course Information System listings for all Mechanical Engineering courses.
UC offers a range of support services for all students, especially academic support, health and wellbeing, and general pastoral care.
Christine Walker (Senior Tutor/Student Support) in the Dept of Mechanical Engineering also offers advice and assistance.
Find out more about Practical Work requirements for the BE (Hons) degree.
For general inquiries contact the College's Practical Work Coordinators at email@example.com.
UC offers a range of support services for students with disabilities including the Equity and Disability Service. Mechanical Engineering's Advisor to Students with Disabilities also offers advice and assistance.
Class representatives serve as a link between the Department and its students. Primarily, they interact with the Directors of Studies for their Professional Year.
Second Year Engineering representatives 2021
Third Year Engineering representatives 2021
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Postgraduate Student representatives 2021
Find out more about our workshop facilities. For more information about the requirements for workshop training contact the Workshop Training Team Leader.
Contact our staff for information about computer access and availability.
We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students. Contact our department Safety Officer for further advice or information or consult UC's Health and Safety policy guidelines.
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- Know the Code
- The College of Engineering expects all of its students to 'treat people with respect and courtesy' (Code of Ethical Conduct, EngNZ).
- This is an ethical responsibility. It also applies to student-to-student interactions.
- We do not tolerate:
- Harrassment of any kind (including physical, electronic, or verbal bullying) involving staff, students or visitors, whether on or off campus. Harrassment can be defined as unwelcome, unsolicited and unreciprocated behaviour by a person or group that may offend, humiliate, or intimidate another, and interferes with a person's right to work or study in a non-threatening environment.
- Unwanted physical intimate attention
- Persistent or reckless disregard of this ethical obligation can have serioius consequences (including exclusion)
- We expect students to respect the rights of others and contribute positively to a culture of respect and courtesy for others.
If you have a concern relating to a staff member, student or visitor, the normal procedure would be:
- make an informal approach to the Head of Department.
- If you wish to discuss the matter informally(without formalising the complaint), please come see, call or email a trusted member of staff or member of the Mechanical Engineering Equity and Diversity Committee:
- Also, the University Grievance Coordinator can offer advice on options available for an informal resolution.
- Students wishing to make a formal allegation of harassment should visit the University complaint website and contact the University Grievance Coordinator.
- A student advocate from UCSA can assist you in this process. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Further information is available in the University Harassment Policy (University Policy Library).
If you are experiencing sexual harassment, please see: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/health/sexual-harassment-and-sexual-assault/https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/health/sexual-harassment-and-sexual-assault/.
If you have a problem relating to an academic matter, you are encouraged to discuss the problem initially with the member of staff concerned. If you feel uncomfortable about doing this or are unable to resolve the problem satisfactorily, you may seek assistance from your Professional Year Director of Studies or from the Head of Department. You can also seek the support of your Class Representative.
We encourage students to resolve their problem within the Department. Go to UC's process, rights and responsibilities webpage or the Appeals and Grievances Regulations in UC Calendar for more information.