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Why study at SERC?

The Spatial Engineering Research Centre gives you the opportunity to carry out ground-breaking research with our industry partners to start your career in areas such as the UAV, remoted sensing and aerial mapping technology sector.

All of our student projects are industry-based and involve collaboration between the student, SERC, an industry partner and academic staff. We have strong partnerships with many leading New Zealand technology and geospatial companies and have a steady flow of new projects that require student researchers.

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PhD study

The PhD degree goes into extensive and original research which will contribute to knowledge in spatial engineering research.


Master of Engineering

Master’s research at SERC is done through the Master of Engineering (ME) programme and varies depending on your background.

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Bachelor of Engineering with Honours or Bachelor of Science students can apply for a final year project at SERC.

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New Zealand students

SERC is always looking for New Zealand based postgraduate students who want to undertake spatial engineering research.

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International students

If you are studying overseas and would like to undertake a research at SERC we can work with you to find a project that suits you.

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SERC has internship opportunities of 3-6 months available to get you working on exciting projects.

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SERC has scholarships and stipends available to support our research students.

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Facilities and equipment

SERC's students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and specialised technical equipment.

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