Presentation on theme: "The University of Auckland"— Presentation transcript:
1 The University of Auckland An introductionBy Ulrich Speidel, Department of Computer Science
2 Quick facts about the University Largest and highest-ranking NZ universityAround 33,000 equivalent full-time studentsAround 25% postgraduate students4000 international students from 93 countriesAround 4800 full-time equivalent staff positions, with over 2000 academic staffFour 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 institutesFaculty 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 possiblePostgraduate:Postgraduate DiplomaBSc (Hons)MSc/ME/MComPhD
5 Living in AucklandConsistently scores in top 10 cities worldwide to live inModerate 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 forestsNo 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 peoplePublic transport system is improving, many students have carsInternational 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 jobExcellent pastoral care support for students
6 PhD's at Auckland Typical duration 3-4 years Entirely research based – usually no courseworkFundamental review of candidates after first year (seminar with question time), then annually on the basis of progressGood news: International students have domestic fees status for PhD study. Approx. US$5,500 per year.Scholarships exist but are rareLiving cost in Auckland for a single student: ~US$25,000 per year.
7 Computer Science at Auckland Ranked 38th best CS department worldwideBased at City and Tamaki campusesTheory (including Information Theory)Systems (including Data Communication, Software Applications)Computer Graphics (incl. Games) and Computer VisionArtificial IntelligenceSoftware Engineering (incl. HCI and Databases)
8 Electrical and Computer Engineering at Auckland Based at City campusPower systems (incl. inductive power transfer)Wireless communicationAutomation (incl. vision and robotics)Operations Research
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