Student advice and support

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All Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) students are paired with a staff mentor who helps them review their progress and acts as a general confidante for both personal and course-related problems. Students also have access to many other support people within the department and College.

I need help with or have a question about ...

If you need assistance with a general academic enquiry contact:

Catherine Adamson

Undergraduate Administration
ICTS Rm 216
Internal Phone: 93499

Annie Homewood

Departmental Administrator (Postgraduate/Undergraduate)
Civil Mechanical E524
Internal Phone: 7276

Exemptions from course prerequisities

Please note: If you are applying for exemption from a course prerequisite you need to complete an Exemption from a Prerequisite Application form.

Enrolment and course changes

If you need assistance with enrolment or course changes, contact the director of studies for your year level.

Michael Hayes (Elec)

Associate Professor
Co-Director of Mechatronics Director of Studies - Mechatronics 2nd Pro Year
ICTS Rm 209
Internal Phone: 94541

Chris Pretty

Senior Lecturer
Co-Director of Mechatronics Director of Studies - Mechatronics 1st Pro Year
Civil Mechanical E513
Internal Phone: 7238

XiaoQi Chen

Professor
Director of Studies - Mechatronics 3rd Pro Year
Civil Mechanical E503
Internal Phone: 7221
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UC offers a range of support services for students with disabilities including the Disability Resource Service. Mechanical Engineering's Advisor to Students with Disabilities also offers advice and assistance.

Geoffrey Chase

Distinguished Professor
Advisor to Students with Disabilities
Civil Mechanical E502
Internal Phone: 7224

Class representives serve as a link between the Department and its students. Primarily, they interact with the Directors of Studies for their Professional Year.

First Professional Year representatives 2017

Emily Adams

Class representative - 1st Professional Year

Shawn Richards

Class representative - 1st Professional Year

Second Professional Year representatives 2017

Kate Olsen

Class representative - 2nd Professional Year

Morgan King

Class representative - 2nd Professional Year

Third Professional Year representatives 2017

Arron Eades

Class representative - 3rd Professional Year

Josh Van't Sant

Class representative - 3rd Professional Year

Find out more about Practical Work requirements for the BE (Hons) degree.

For general inquiries contact the College's Practical Work Coordinators at engpracticalwork@canterbury.ac.nz.

Sally Hinkley

Practical Work Coordinator
John Britten 109
Internal Phone: 94274

Rachel Huston

Practical Work Coordinator
Internal Phone: 94278

Michael Hayes (Elec)

Associate Professor
Co-Director of Mechatronics Director of Studies - Mechatronics 2nd Pro Year
ICTS Rm 209
Internal Phone: 94541

Find out more about our workshop facilities. For more information about the requirements for workshop training contact the Workshop Training Team Leader.

Mechanical Engineering

Garry Cotton

Workshop Training Team Leader (UC workshops)
Warehouse
Internal Phone: 7336

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jac Woudberg

Technical Services Manager
Electrical Wing 108a
Internal Phone: 93754

Contact our staff for information about computer access and availability.

Mechanical Engineering

Adam Latham

Technical Officer
Mechanical Engineering C210
Internal Phone: 6375

Paul Southward

Systems Analyst / Programmer
Civil /Mechanical Rm E205
Internal Phone: 7311

Electrical and Computer Engineering

David van Leeuwen

Sun, Unix Networks
ICTS Rm 306
Internal Phone: 93505

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students. Contact our department Safety Officer for further advice or information or consult UC's Health and Safety policy guidelines.

Eric Cox

Department Safety Officer
Warehouse
Internal Phone: 7373

I am experiencing ...

Harassment of any kind involving staff, students or visitors, whether on or off campus, is unacceptable. Harassment can be defined as unwelcome, unsolicited and unreciprocated behaviour by a person or group that may offend, humiliate or intimidate another, and interferes with a person’s right to work or study in a non-threatening environment.

If you have a complaint relating to a staff member, student or visitor, the normal procedure would be:

If you have a problem relating to an academic matter, you are encouraged to discuss the problem initially with the member of staff concerned. If you feel uncomfortable about doing this or are unable to resolve the problem satisfactorily, you may seek assistance from your Professional Year Director of Studies or from the Head of Department. You can also seek the support of your Class Representative.

We encourage students to resolve their problem within the Department. Go to UC's process, rights and responsibilities webpage or the Appeals and Grievances Regulations in UC Calendar for more information.

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