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About the IEEE

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, pronounced “Eye-triple-E”) is an international organisation of technical professionals in the broad areas of electrical engineering, electronics and computing. It is the world’s largest technical professional association, bringing members access to the industry’s most essential technical information, networking opportunities, career development tools, and many other exclusive benefits.

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The founding of IEEE traces back to 1884 with such notable people as Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison being among the founding members. A non-profit organisation, the IEEE promotes the development and application of electrotechnology and allied sciences for the benefit of humanity, the advancement of the profession and the well-being of its members.

The IEEE is composed of more than 370,000 members (including more than 80,000 students) who participate in its activities in over 160 countries. The technical objectives of the IEEE focus on advancing the theory and practice of electrical, electronics, computer engineering and computer science.

The IEEE produces 30% of the World’s literature in electrical and electronics engineering and computer science and has developed over 900 active industry standards to date!

About the Student Branch

The University of Auckland IEEE student branch is active in promoting the IEEE, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. The events organised by the student branch provide valuable opportunities to gain skills and knowledge through seminars, site visits and field trips. In addition to this, social events like sports tournaments provide valuable opportunities for networking and getting to know like-minded people.

[pullquote]Our mission is to encourage student membership to the IEEE and provide a range of activities that will assist with students’ careers in academic and professional development.

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We organise a variety of professional, technical and social events; of which the biggest are the Practice Interviews and the annual IEEE Quiz Night.

Our mission is to encourage student membership to the IEEE and provide a range of activities that will assist with students’ careers in academic and professional development.

We have grown to attract a diverse group of technical students at The University of Auckland. Our membership consists of students studying Computer Science, Electrical, Software, Computer Systems and Mechatronics Engineering, and we have expanded in 2011 to also encompass Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Science.

The committee meets regularly to organise events, and follows the vision and goals of the IEEE. The student branch reports back regularly to the IEEE New Zealand North Section committee. The IEEE New Zealand North Section is one of the three IEEE sections in New Zealand and is part of the IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific). For more information, feel free to contact us.