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UC Drone Institute

09 November 2023

The UC Drone Institute is one of the leading research groups at UC. We focus on Aerodynamics & Propulsion, Control & Design, Application & Implementation of multi-rotors, as well as fixed-wing and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Learn more about the UC Drone Institute.

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UCDI research

Current research areas, news and awards and contacts for our research projects.

Study with us

Study options, how to join us, information for Honours, Masters’ and PhD students and internships.

Postgrad opportunities
Postgrad opportunities

UCDI has various projects available within the discipline of aircraft aerodynamics and controls.

Collaborate with us

UCDI partners with leaders in the aviation and drone industries, and academic collaborators.

About UCDI
About UCDI

UCDI is a major contributor to technological advances in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in New Zealand.

Student profiles

Our graduates have gone on to fulfilling careers with UCDI partners, other companies and further study.

International partners and sponsors

Our people


Get in touch with the UC Drone Institute

UC Drone Institute

Civil Mechanical Engineering Building
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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