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State-of-the-art facilities

21 August 2023

We've invested in new state-of-the-art laboratories, teaching spaces, and study areas to give our students the best possible learning experiences. From purpose-built facilities to innovative labs and equipment, check out our state-of-the-art facilities.

A student hub

Our new Engineering Core is a student-hub, complete with a café, chill out spaces, computer labs and lecture theatres. The Engineering Core hosts regular events, for students and staff, and is frequently used by clubs for social, academic, and industry networking events.


Purpose-built facilities

UC has world-class engineering facilities including a futuristic augmented reality lab, the only high-voltage lab in Aotearoa, and a new Structural Engineering Lab (SEL). The SEL ensures our Civil Engineering students experience the most modern educational facilities in seismic testing available. The SEL allows students to be exposed to modern testing techniques that provide first-hand experience of seismic loadings on structures and soils in real-time and at a realistic scale as part of their degree.

Our specialist lab facilities include a structures lab, fluids lab, control and robotics lab, advanced manufacturing lab with 3D printers, a PC2 lab, and a wind tunnel. We also have a specialist Engineering and Physical Sciences library.


Innovative labs and equipment

We have rebuilt or completely refurbished every wing of the engineering precinct, including new teaching and research labs and equipment in all of our engineering departments. Students have access to some of the best facilities available.

All of our departments and schools each have dedicated buildings, with modern teaching spaces and labs. The School of Product Design is our newest school. It offers prototyping spaces, a virtual reality testing studio, high-end gaming computers, and a collaborative creative open space, encouraging students to share innovative ideas.

Sima Bagheri

Studying towards a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical and Process Engineering, with a minor in Bioprocess Engineering

“The Chemical and Process Engineering (CAPE) lab is where we do the experimental work for our degree. They set up a variety of experiments and you choose a rotation. My experiments included using a brand new biofuel reactor, where I got to test the efficiency of differerent oils. I also did a refrigeration lab where we had to change a certain variable to try to improve on the design.

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