Facilities and equipment

From virtual reality to seismic testing, our research staff and postgraduate students can access world-leading facilities and equipment.

Mt John Observatory in snow

Astronomy and Physics facilities

UC's Mt John Observatory has outstanding conditions for observations of the southern sky.

Student using microscope

Biological Sciences equipment and services

The School of Biological Sciences and the Biomulecular Interactions Centre (BIC) facilities and equipment help deliver world-class research.

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Chemistry facilities

Students are well supported with international-standard technology and brand new buildings.

Memorial Bridge in Christchurch

Civil and Natural Resources Engineering facilities

Civil and Natural Resources has well-equipped workshops with specialised experimental equipment.

engineering fleet of drones on table

Drone lab

The UC drone lab is supported by research centres and departments of the College of Engineering.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering labs

Electrical and Computer Engineering facilities, SERC and MacDiarmid Institute.

Cass field station, Geology

Field stations

UC has more field stations than any other New Zealand university. They are used by Biological Sciences, Forestry and Geology.

Forestry students working in lab

Forestry and wood science labs

Our staff and students have access to world-class research facilities and field stations.

Skywalker 1800

Geological Sciences and Geography labs

Geography manages an extensive suite of equipment and software and Geological Sciences has access to laboratories and field stations.

Professor Jen Hay, Linguistics

Language, Brain and Behaviour Lab

NZILBB researchers have access to an excellent range of equipment which is not available anywhere else in New Zealand.

Acoustic testing facilities sound intensity graph

Mechanical Engineering labs

Mechanical Engineering and the Acoustics and Vibrations Research Group have facilites for teaching, research and consultancy work.

HITLab equipment

Human-computer interaction labs

The HIT Lab and HCI Lab have a range of desktop, spatial, and handheld interface devices for human-computer research questions.