Women in Engineering Residential Programme


Women in Engineering Residential Programme

21-24 January 2019


Introducing UC’s first ever Women in Engineering Residential Programme!

If you are…

  • A female student* completing Year 12 in 2018 at a New Zealand high school
  • Currently studying maths and science (physics preferred)
  • Excited to explore the broad nature of engineering – relating to chemical and process engineering, civil and natural resources engineering, computer science and software engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering
  • Interested in pursuing a career in engineering
  • Wanting to experience life as a UC student
  • Looking for a fun challenge to take on during the summer holidays

…this FREE, hands-on programme is for you!

Featuring interactive sessions to uncover what engineers ‘do’, a range of guest speakers (including lecturers, current students and industry experts), plus plenty of social activities for you to connect with like-minded students from around the country.**

Programme details

Date: 21-24 January 2019. You will arrive the afternoon/evening of Sunday 20 January to settle in and meet your fellow students, and depart Thursday 24 January after 12.00pm. A full timetable will be available soon.

Location: UC College of Engineering, Christchurch.

Accommodation: UC Halls of Residence.

Eligibility: Open to female students* completing Year 12 in 2018 at a New Zealand high school.

Cost: FREE! UC will cover all programme, accommodation and food costs. A $100 travel voucher will also be provided as reimbursement to anyone travelling from outside Canterbury.

View the WiE CAN programme (PDF, 470KB, 1 page)

Applications now open!

Your application must include a statement on why you should attend and a reference from a teacher at your school. All applicants are also required to email all current NCEA results (Level 1 and Level 2) to kate.burnell@canterbury.ac.nz as part of the application. Any applications that do not include this information will not be considered.

Spaces limited to 60 students

Key dates

Applications open: 4.00pm, Monday 9 July

Applications close: Friday 17 August

Applicants advised of outcome by email: Friday 7 September


For more information, contact Kate at kate.burnell@canterbury.ac.nz.