Prospective Students - Moffat Mathews - Computer Science and Software Engineering - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Information for Prospective Students

If you are interested in research with Moffat Mathews, please read the information below. If you are not sure about which type of higher qualification you want to pursue, please read the information about higher degrees in Computer Science.

PhD and Master Thesis students

Informal Application by Email to Potential Supervisor

Prospective candidates should start by submitting an information application by email directly to Please include the following in your email.

  • Your CV.
  • Your academic transcripts.
  • Any papers you have published
  • A short (about 1-3 pages) initial proposal. This should include the research problem, research questions, motivation, and possible research idea(s). The proposal should include a reference section.
  • Your funding plan (self, government, scholarship, etc.).

Formal Application for Enrolment at UC

After discussion with your potential supervisor, you should formally apply to enrol at UC.

International students should read the Information for International Students and the English Language Requirements.

If you plan on applying for a scholarship, you may want to visit the Scholarships at UC and if applicable, the Overseas financial aid page.

Honours (COSC460 and SENG402) students

Please book a time to talk to Moffat about possible project ideas. Specific projects might exist within the broad overarching topics such as:

  • Rehabilitation (cognitive or motor using software systems): e.g. post brain injury.
  • Health systems: e.g. lifestyle, prevention, fitness.
  • Software Engineering e.g. estimation, frameworks, distributed teams, QA.
  • Software Engineering Education e.g. assessment, project courses.
  • Phone: +64 3 364 2362
    Fax: +64 3 364 2569
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800, Christchurch
    New Zealand
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