Computer Accounts for Senior Students - Computer Science and Software Engineering - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Computer Accounts for Senior Students

Postgraduate Accounts

Every senior CSSE student (400-level and above) has separate computer accounts with both the CSSE and ICTS departments. These accounts must be used according to the CSSE Student Policies on computer use and all the references linked therein.

Accounts for postgraduate thesis students are closed one month after thesis acceptance, or upon withdrawal from the University. Accounts for PG.Dip.Sci. and Honours students are treated as undergraduate accounts for closure purposes, meaning that such accounts are closed in March of each year that the student is no longer enrolled in these courses.


All students receive a free Internet Allowance of 100 GB traffic per month from ICTS. Students can view this ICTS allowance as an 'Internet Allowance' when checking their Account Details in 'My IT Account' online:

Printing on CSSE printers is managed and charged by the ICTS department.

The default ICTS disk quota, i.e. how much disk space you have to store files on P: drive, for postgraduates has been increased to 3.0 GB. Students receive this allowance automatically once their enrolment is confirmed and their ICTS account is created. The CSSE disk quota for home directories (H: drive) of postgraduate students enrolled in CSSE courses is 12 GB for masters thesis, and 14 GB for PhD students. More is available if required for thesis work.


Students are responsible for paying all charges incurred that exceed any CSSE departmental allowance. All computing charges are made to the student's ICTS account.

If students require access to a facility that they are normally not allowed to use they should ask the Chairman of the Facilities Committee. For tutoring work, students should get the lecturer or CSSE administrator to do any photocopying that is required, and use the appropriate tutor's account for printing.

To the main page for CSSE Computer Policies.

  • 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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