Computer Engineering

  • UC staff monitor the Bluefern IBM supercomputer

Qualifications

Overview

Computers are at the heart of most modern products, transforming them into devices capable of sensing, making intelligent decisions, and taking collaborative actions. The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Computer Engineering brings together elements of electronics and software, giving you the knowledge and expertise to create the next era of powerful smart electronic devices.

This will involve building technical knowledge on sensors, controllers, processors and machine intelligence, and creativity, with a strong emphasis on application-specific design to solve real-world problems.

Portable electronics, autonomous robotics, biomedical devices, household electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing and infrastructure, and high-performance supercomputers are all associated with Computer Engineering.

Minor in Communications and Network Engineering

If you have an interest in the Internet, and specifically in the "Internet of Things", the design and deployment of computer networks, and in a wide range of communications, the minor in Communications and Network Engineering would be a good choice to complement your Computer Engineering degree.

Aotearoa New Zealand has a large number of Internet service providers, communication and network equipment manufacturers, and infrastructure providers — spanning both major exporters and smaller companies, a number of which are based in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Currently, there is a need to increase the number of graduates with skills in both Computer and Network Engineering to fulfil these roles. Employment opportunities for graduates in this field are extensive, especially in the overseas marketplace.

Contact us

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone +64 3 369 3366 or +64 3 369 4419
Email engdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
See the Department's website for up-to-date location details.

Postal address
College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Browse related subjects to Computer Engineering

Choose an area that you are interested in and learn how UC's extensive range of study options can let you study what you want to.

Mechatronics engineering graduate Angus Watson

Mechatronics Engineering

Mechatronics is the field behind the "Smart Products and Systems" that increasingly dominate many aspects of our lives. It sits at the intersection of ...

Mechanical engineering student Georgina Blane building a car

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers design and develop everything that is moving or has moving parts – from airplanes to wind turbines to dishwashers, as well as everything ...