UC mechanical engineering car clocking fast speeds
2 December 2013 University of Canterbury (UC) mechanical engineering students have designed and built a racing car that has clocked 0 to 100km an hour in under four seconds. (read article)
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Amy McLeod Studying towards a PhD in Mechanical Engineering
Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence (Universities)
CONGRATULATIONS to our PhD student, Matt Signal, one of three University of Canterbury PhD students who were recipients of Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence (Universities) last week. These awards (8 in total) support research projects that will benefit New Zealand, with an emphasis on projects with a practical application.
UC Mechanical Engineering is #1
University of Canterbury’s Mechanical Engineering Department is ranked New Zealand’s #1 Mechanical Engineering Department in 2012 PBRF rankings. The PBRF (Performance Based Research Fund) evaluated our staff as number one overall in New Zealand’s Mechanical Engineering.
From the Ground Up
On 22 March 2013, Associate Professor Susan Krumdieck presented the results of a project conducted by researchers, scholarship students and volunteer professionals. The mission of the project was to present a development plan for Christchurch that meets the aspirations expressed by its citizens. The video of the presentation can be viewed here.
What is the largest source by far of affordable, low-carbon energy available for development? If people think the answer is wind or solar or even hydro, University of Canterbury mechanical engineering professor Susan Krumdieck says they might be surprised.
New Scholarship Available
A scholarship is available for study towards a Master of Engineering (ME) degree at the University of Canterbury. The successful candidate will, for their thesis research project, design a rig to test corrosion and scaling of sample materials. The rig components will be built in our workshops, and by our industrial partners, and the candidate will commission the completed rig and obtain the first set of results. The rig will expose the materials to flows of different liquids at temperatures up to 300oC. Further information.