Field Trip to Sky Tower

The University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch are proudly hosting a field trip to the Sky Tower. This trip will offer future engineers at the University of Auckland a chance to experience some great sights related to the communications industry and includes opportunities to:

  • View the world’s largest FM combining system, broadcasting 16 FM radio stations from one antenna
  • See the communications duct: a vertical tunnel running right from the bottom to the top of the tower, containing among other things fibre optic, coaxial and 11kv power cables
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views from the public observation decks

Due to VERY limited places for this field trip, those who are selected to participate in the field trip will be allocated with much emphasis on a “first come, first served” basis.

Field Trip Details:

  • Date: 30/08/10
  • Time: Meeting at 10:30am, field trip commences at 11am
  • Place: Those who are selected to participate will be informed of a meeting place via. email
  • Duration: The field trip itself will last approximately an hour (not including migration to and from)


To register for the event please send an email containing the following information to

  • Name
  • IEEE Membership Number
  • Year and Specialisation
  • A brief description of why you wish to attend this field trip

Due to the limited numbers we are able to take on this field trip we will not be able to guarantee participation to all those who apply. Those selected for the field trip will be informed via email.

IEEE/ECE Indoor Soccer Tournament

Hey everyone,
The annual IEEE/ECE Indoor Soccer Tournament is coming up soon. Who’ll take home the Endace Cup? Will Mechatronics go undefeated two years in a row?

When: Friday 27th August, 2pm to 5pm (Friday of Week 6)
Where: University Recreational Centre (Gym)

Note that the team structure has changed from previous years!
Specialisations have two teams, with 2nd and 3rd years combining into one team.

Computer Systems Part 2/3
Computer Systems Part 4
Electrical & Electronic Part 2/3
Electrical & Electronic Part 4
Software Part 2/3
Software Part 4
Mechatronics Part 2/3
Mechatronics Part 4
Computer Science
For those of you wanting to play, contact your class rep who will be responsible for organising your respective team, so sign up fast!

The format is 5-a side knockout, 15 minutes a game and with sudden death penalty shootouts.

The draw and any further rule changes will be sent to your class reps.
For those that haven’t yet become IEEE student members, there are still benefits to be had. We’ll have a sign up stall on the day for those that are interested; not to mention free pizza and drinks for tournament participants =)

Who will take home the trophy? Come along and support your specialisation!
The Executive Committee
University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch

Proudly sponsored by Endace (

Field Trip to Stebbing Recording Centre Ltd

The University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch proudly present a field trip to Stebbing Recording Centre Ltd, to be held on Thursday 12 August.

Stebbing Recording Centre started out as a recording studio in the mid-1940’s and since then has expanded into cassette, VHS, CD and DVD replication, as well as DVD and Blu-ray authoring.  Their CD/DVD replication factory in Ponsonby is the only fully integrated replication plant in New Zealand, creating the CDs and DVDs from raw polycarbonate. This field trip is an excellent opportunity for IEEE Student Members to see a high-tech industrial automation facility that incorporates all areas of electrical and computer engineering.

Field Trip Details

Date: Thursday 12 August

Time: 9am-11:30am

Note: We will be  travelling from The University of Auckland via the Link Bus to the replication facility in Ponsonby.

Registration Details

If you would like to come on the trip please send the following information to Note that places are limited so be in quick if you would like to attend:


IEEE Member No.:

E-mail Address:

Mobile Number: