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Natural resources engineering student Rebecca Forgesson who won the 2014 Engineers Without Borders Australia Challenge Scholarship.
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Why study at WRC?

The Wireless Research Centre is the only research centre focusing on wireless in New Zealand. WRC gives you the opportunity to carry out ground-breaking research with our industry partners to start your career in the communications technology sector.

All of our student projects are industry-based and involve collaboration between the student, WRC, an industry partner and academic staff. We have strong partnerships with many leading New Zealand technology and communication 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 wireless research.

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Master of Engineering

Master’s research at WRC 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 WRC.

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New Zealand students

WRC is always looking for New Zealand based postgraduate students who want to undertake wireless communication research.

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International students

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

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

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

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Awards and recognition

The WRC conducts world-class research and has received awards and recognition for its work.

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