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1 The University of Auckland An introduction By Ulrich Speidel, Department of Computer Science

2 Quick facts about the University Largest and highest-ranking NZ university Around 33,000 equivalent full-time students Around 25% postgraduate students 4000 international students from 93 countries Around 4800 full-time equivalent staff positions, with over 2000 academic staff Four operational campuses in Auckland (City, Tamaki, Grafton, Epsom) Some departments are split across campuses (e.g., Computer Science)

3 Quick facts about the University 8 faculties plus two large-scale research institutes Faculty of Science (incl. Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, School of Biological Sciences and School of Environment …) Faculty of Engineering (incl. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering…) Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI)

4 Study options Undergraduate: BSc BE BCom BTech Graduate Diploma Conjoint degrees are also possible Postgraduate: Postgraduate Diploma BSc (Hons) MSc/ME/MCom PhD

5 Living in Auckland Consistently scores in top 10 cities worldwide to live in Moderate to subtropical climate: Summer temperatures seldom over 30C, winter daytime seldom under 5C. No snow in winter. Lots of sunshine (but hard to predict when!) Plenty of nature / leisure options with dozens of bays, beaches and islands and two harbours on two oceans, native forests No earthquakes but a large number of volcanic cones (none active) Cosmopolitan city with many Asian and Polynesian people, as well as Europeans and of course our indigenous Maori people Public transport system is improving, many students have cars International students can work during holidays (and in most cases part-time during semester), and can stay in NZ after graduating if they can find a job Excellent pastoral care support for students

6 PhD's at Auckland Typical duration 3-4 years Entirely research based – usually no coursework Fundamental review of candidates after first year (seminar with question time), then annually on the basis of progress Good news: International students have domestic fees status for PhD study. Approx. US$5,500 per year. Scholarships exist but are rare Living cost in Auckland for a single student: ~US$25,000 per year.

7 Computer Science at Auckland Ranked 38 th best CS department worldwide Based at City and Tamaki campuses Theory (including Information Theory) Systems (including Data Communication, Software Applications) Computer Graphics (incl. Games) and Computer Vision Artificial Intelligence Software Engineering (incl. HCI and Databases)

8 Electrical and Computer Engineering at Auckland Based at City campus Power systems (incl. inductive power transfer) Wireless communication Automation (incl. vision and robotics) Operations Research

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