School of Engineering and Computer Science
The School of Engineering and Computer Science researches and teaches programmes at the leading edge of digital technology, engineering and science.
Where the Internet in New Zealand started
The School of Engineering and Computer Science is where New Zealand's first website was developed by student Nat Torkington. And Professor John Hine was instrumental in negotiating with NASA to get our first undersea cable—enabling New Zealand to beat Australia to be the first country in the Pacific region with a direct connection to the US Internet. The inter-university network that Professor Hine developed evolved into the backbone of the New Zealand Internet until it was replaced by commercially available services from 1996.
Learn from the best
Our experienced, international staff have wide networks in research and industry, and are actively engaged in ground-breaking research here at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand’s number one ranked research university.
We are passionate about supporting students through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions, and mentoring them as they follow their natural curiosity into new areas of study and research.
A bright future
Engineers and computer scientists are some of the most sought-after professionals in today’s society with interesting and well-paid careers. You could be planning new communication networks, building autonomous robots, designing new computer games or developing medical technologies.
If you are looking for a future where you can make a real difference—and one which is rewarding and enjoyable—come and join us in the School of Engineering and Computer Science.
The School houses state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories in the Alan MacDiarmid and Cotton Buildings on Kelburn campus. These facilities enable our students to develop practical skills across many different areas, such as robotics, wireless networking, and artificial intelligence. The modern and attractive university campus provides many attractive places for students to study and exchange ideas.
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