Postgraduate Coordination Team
Our postgraduate prospectus
for Engineering and Computer Science gives information about the graduate programme and many courses have their own specific homepages
. You are welcome to approach one of the following people:
- Diana Siwiak - Postgraduate Coordinator - first point of contact (Masters and PhD),
- Tony McLoughlin - Postgraduate Administrator (Masters and PhD),
- Patricia Stein - Thesis Student Advisor - manages enrolment variations (Masters and PhD),
- Pawel Dmochowski - PhD Proposal Seminar Chair (PhD only),
- James Noble - Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research).
- Winston Seah - for information regarding our research-based thesis programmes (ME, MSc (Part 2), and PhD), or
- Karsten Lundqvist - for information regarding our MSwDev, MEP, and matters related to the ICT Graduate School.
The following links contain more specific information relevant to postgraduate research:
Postgrad Life @ ECS
Shut Up & Write:
ECS Writing Sessions
Mondays & Thursdays 10:30-12:30 in Maru Room 101.
- Arrive early : We begin our first writing set at the top of the hour; each set occurs every 25 minutes, with 5 minute breaks in between.
- Come when you can : Since each writing set happens every half an hour, you can (quietly) come late or leave early.
- Have a plan of attack : Which section will you focus on? What is your completion goal for the session? What is your word count goal?
- Go offline : You can’t unplug, but you can disconnect from the internet and put your phone away during each set.
- Stay as long as you need : If you’ve hit a writing groove as the group disbands, keep on writing!
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Do you know what to do in an emergency? Please see the following emergency resources Get Ready, Get Prepared, Police Emergency, and Fire Emergency for more information. You can dial 111 on any mobile phone for emergencies and 105 on any mobile phone for non-emergencies.
Do you need to register for an ECS account? Please visit the Account Registration
. This will give you access to the ECS computer systems and ECS email service
. Reset your password
if you cannot access your computer systems or email account. You can also forward your ECS email
to your preferred email address.
Do you know how to access your
email addresses? Please see the following links to assist you with your staff email
, your student email
, staff password reset
, and student password reset
. You can forward your student email
and your staff email
to your preferred email address. Contact Tony McLoughlin
to acquire your staff ID and temporary password.
Do you know how to properly report a bug or request a job? Our wonderful tech team
have put together an extremely useful tech note
on how to expediently acquire what you request or address what you report. Please take the time to read this over!
Need to get on the VUW wifi? Check out: WiFi Access
. If your ITS Student ID isn't working, reset it: Password Reset
ECS has an internal repository service, called GitLab
. Use your ECS account to access your personal repository and share information with your supervisor. You can access tutorial to using it on this page
Trying to access University resources from off campus? Set up the VUW VPN
. Cisco AnyConnect
works well with Mac and iOS devices.
Would you like assistance with your literature review or are you seeking out new venues to publish? Contact the ECS Subject Librarian, Nicola Atkinson
Are you a new PhD student? Check out Resources & Information for New Doctoral Candidates
Would you (or your supervisors) prefer you write your thesis in LaTeX? We've created a basic VUW Thesis Template
Are you feeling stressed and need to have a chat with someone? ‘1737, need to talk?’
is New Zealand’s new national mental health & addictions helpline number. It's free to call or text.
If you would like to participate in some of the free Wellbeing events around campus, check out Student Services
(even if you're a postgraduate student!).
Need assistance sorting out your Finances? Please read the following useful guide
and meet with a Financial Advisor for free.
Are you to the point of getting your thesis bound and submitted to the library? One of the preferred vendors for binding, The Bookbindery
, is up in Auckland.
Are you nearing the end of your PhD? You are required to provide a 36 Month Report
outlining your plan for completion.
Did you know that you have a dedicated support person who is just like you - a student? You can contact PGSA Representative for the Faculty of Engineering, Miniruwani Samakaroon
, if you need to talk to someone who isn't a staff member.