Computer Labs


Announcing Expanded Virtual Computer Lab Availability

Following a successful pilot period, the virtual technology hosting the Engineering Instructional Labs in Academic Surge 1044 and 1116 has been substantially improved and expanded. With additional licensing and hardware, we are now able to offer 20 seats on a 24-hour basis, in addition to the seats reserved for class times in the labs. As before, all lab seats will be available remotely when the labs are not in session (after 8PM weekday evenings and weekends), but you will be able to use the labs anytime through this new program.

If no seats are available right now, try back later --- there is no wait queuing for the labs. You will be able to install the VMWare view client as software on your local computer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux, iOS and Android) and launch the virtual lab session natively, or you can use the web browser that you are viewing this website with for the web-based virtual interface. Both options provide the same desktop, although the native client gives you more options for connecting peripherals and a smoother user interface experience.

If you are having trouble but have never used the virtual labs in-person, please come to the labs during open hours (8AM to 8PM Monday through Thursday, 8AM to 6PM Friday) and make sure you are properly set up.

If you have trouble with connecting to or using the virtual lab environment and you have successfully used the labs in Academic Surge 1044 or 1116 this academic year, please submit a help ticket at http://servicehub.ucdavis.edu (make sure to specifically request assistance from College of Engineering IT Support), or by sending email to coeitss-support@ucdavis.edu, or by calling the IT Support Line at 530-784-4876.


Virtual Lab Availability as of 2:48 PM

Seats are available. Select a session option.

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Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE)

Bainer Hall 1326

Hours: General access when classes are not in session
Workstations: Windows 7 - Four workstations (software varies depending on roll/equipment) (purchased Summer 2017)
Authorization: BAE Majors & Students enrolled in EBS75
Peripherals: Network Printer, Scanner
Door Access: Keypad

Installed Software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Exponent texture analysis
  • LabView
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • PolyMath
  • PROMAL
  • Solidworks
  • SuperPro Designer
  • UV Probe spectral analysis

Bainer Hall 1336

Hours: General access when classes are not in session
Workstations: Windows 7 - five workstations (purchased Summer 2017)
Authorization: BAE Majors
Peripherals: Network printer
Door Access: Keypad

Installed Software:

  • Arduino IDE
  • LabView
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • PolyMath
  • Rockwell Collins Factory Talk
  • Solidworks
  • SuperPro Designer
  • WaveStar
Remote Access: No

Bainer Hall 3026

Hours: All hours
Workstations: Windows 7 - 17 workstations (purchased Summer 2017)
Authorization: All BAE Majors
Peripherals: Network printer and one USB-connected scanner
Door Access: Keypad

Installed Software:

  • BoxCar Pro
  • Comsol
  • ImageJ
  • JMP Pro
  • Matlab
  • PolyMath
  • Solidworks
  • SuperPro Designer
Remote Access: No


Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Academic Surge 2323

Hours: Classroom use only
Workstations: Windows 10 - 12 workstations and one instructor workstation (purchased Summer 2016)
Authorization: BIM 111 and BIM 118 students
Peripherals: None
Door Access: Keypad

Installed Software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • LabView
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • NI ELVIS Controller Software
Remote Access: No


Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences (CHMS)

Bainer Hall 2061

Hours: All hours
Workstations: 15 Optiplex 7020 workstations purchased in 2014 running Windows 7; 9 Optiplex 5050 workstations purchased Summer 2017 running Windows 10; 2 Optiplex 3040 workstations purchased in 2016 running Windows 7
Authorization: Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering students as well as non-department students enrolled in ECH and/or EMS courses requiring access to a computer lab.
Peripherals: Reprographics printer/copier
Door Access: Keypad - Please submit a Google Form for access code - http://goo.gl/forms/kzhtACi5p6
Additional Information

Installed Software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • AspenTech Plus-Hysy
  • CES EDUPack
  • Igor WaveMetrics
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Endnote
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Process Control Modules
  • SuperPro Designer
Remote Access: Yes
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Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Ghausi Hall 2030

Hours: During class time only
Workstations: Windows 7 - 27 workstations and 1 Instructor workstation (purchased Summer 2017)
Authorization: Student enrolled in a class taught in this room
Peripherals: Overhead projector
Door Access: Keycard during class times (TA Only)

Installed Software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Autodesk Suite
  • BEOpt
  • BioWin
  • CA4PRS
  • CodeBlocks
  • EverFE
  • Google Earth
  • Lindo
  • Lingo
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Endnote
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • ProjectLibre
  • PROMAL
  • Therm 7.2
Remote Access: No

Ghausi Hall 3030

Hours: 24/7
Workstations: Windows 7 64 bit - 10 workstations (purchased Summer 2016)
Authorization: All CEE graduate students, Student enrolled in a class taught in this room
Peripherals: HP LaserJet P4015dn, 42" HP DesignJet Plotter (PI recharge account required, $50/poster)
Door Access: 24/7 Keycard access

Installed Software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Autodesk Suite
  • CodeBlocks
  • EverFE
  • Google Earth
  • Lindo
  • Lingo
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Endnote
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • MikTex
  • PuTTY
  • RocScience
  • SAP2000
  • TransCAD
  • WinSCP
Remote Access: No

Ghausi Hall 3032

Hours: 24/7
Workstations: Windows 7 64 bit - 10 workstations (purchased Summer 2016)
Authorization: All CEE graduate students, Student enrolled in a class taught in this room
Peripherals: HP LaserJet 4250dtn
Door Access: 24/7 Keycard access

Installed Software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Autodesk Suite
  • CodeBlocks
  • EverFE
  • Google Earth
  • Lindo
  • Lingo
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Endnote
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • MikTex
  • PuTTY
  • RocScience
  • SAP2000
  • TransCAD
  • WinSCP
Remote Access: No

Ghausi Hall 3034

Hours: 24/7
Workstations: Windows 7 64 bit - 8 workstation (purchased Summer 2016)
Authorization: All CEE graduate students, Student enrolled in a class taught in this room
Peripherals: HP LaserJet P4015dn
Door Access: 24/7 Keycard access

Installed Software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Autodesk Suite
  • CodeBlocks
  • EverFE
  • Google Earth
  • Lindo
  • Lingo
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Endnote
  • MikTex
  • PuTTY
  • RocScience
  • SAP2000
  • TransCAD
  • WinSCP
Remote Access: No


Computer Science (CS)

Kemper Hall 67

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30am-12am; Friday 8:30am-8pm; Saturday - Sunday 12pm-8pm (hours are reduced when classes are not in session, check Additional Information link)
Workstations: Fedora Linux 24 - 20 workstations (purchased Summer 2015), 2 Macs for students in cs193a and cs193b only
Authorization: CS Majors and anyone taking a CS class
Peripherals: Two black/white laserjet printers
Door Access: Open
Additional Information
Remote Access: SSH

Kemper Hall 71

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30am-12am; Friday 8:30am-8pm; Saturday - Sunday 12pm-8pm (hours are reduced when classes are not in session, check Additional Information link)
Workstations: Fedora Linux 24 - 20 workstations (purchased Summer 2015)
Authorization: CS Majors and anyone taking a CS class
Peripherals: Two black/white laserjet printers
Door Access: Open
Additional Information
Remote Access: SSH

Kemper Hall 75

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30am-12am; Friday 8:30am-8pm; Saturday - Sunday 12pm-8pm (hours are reduced when classes are not in session, check Additional Information link)
Workstations: Fedora Linux 24 - 20 workstations (purchased Summer 2015), 2 Macs for students in cs193a and cs193b only
Authorization: CS Majors and anyone taking a CS class
Peripherals: Two black/white laserjet printers
Door Access: Open
Additional Information
Remote Access: SSH


Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Kemper Hall 1107

Hours: All hours
Workstations: Windows 7 - 2 workstations (purchased 2011)
Authorization: ECE graduate students
Peripherals: HP DesignJet 800 PS plotter and document scanner
Door Access: Keypad
Additional Information
Remote Access: No

Kemper Hall 2107

Hours: M-Th 8AM-10PM, F 8AM-7PM (some times reserved for classes)
Workstations: RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 - 35 workstations (purchased Summer 2017)
Authorization: ECE course enrollment
Peripherals: Network printer
Door Access: Open
Additional Information
Remote Access: SSH

Kemper Hall 2110

Hours: Reservations only
Workstations: Windows 10 - 21 workstations (purchased Summer 2017)
Authorization: ECE course enrollment
Peripherals: HP 54600B oscilloscope, one HP 6237B triple output power supply, and one HP 3312A function generator per workstation and a network printer
Door Access: Open
Additional Information
Remote Access: No

Kemper Hall 2112

Hours: Reservations only
Workstations: Windows 7 - 12 workstations (purchased Summer 2017)
Authorization: ECE course enrollment
Peripherals: HP 54600B oscilloscope, HP E3630A triple output DC power supply, HP 33120A function/arbitrary waveform generator, and HP 34401A multimeter on each workstation
Door Access: Key
Additional Information
Remote Access: No

Kemper Hall 2147

Hours: Reservations only
Workstations: Windows 10 - 11 workstations (purchased Summer 2017)
Authorization: ECE course enrollment
Peripherals: One TDS 1001B oscilloscope, GPC-1850D power supply, and BK Precision 4040A Function Generator per workstation
Door Access: Key
Additional Information
Remote Access: No

Kemper Hall 2155

Hours: Reservations only
Workstations: Windows 10 - 11 workstations (purchased Summer 2017)
Authorization: ECE course enrollment
Peripherals: One HP E3630A power supply, HP 8112A pulse generator, HP 56410B oscilloscope, Fluke 45 multimeter, and HP 33120A function generator per workstation
Door Access: Key
Additional Information
Remote Access: No

Kemper Hall 2157

Hours: Reservations only
Workstations: Windows 10 - 11 workstations (purchased Summer 2017)
Authorization: none
Peripherals: National Instruments Virtualbench
Door Access: Key
Additional Information
Remote Access: None

Kemper Hall 2161

Hours: Reservations only
Workstations: Windows 10 - 11 workstations (purchased Summer 2017)
Authorization: none
Peripherals: National Instruments Virtualbench
Door Access: Key
Additional Information
Remote Access: none


IT Shared Services (ITSS)

Academic Surge 1044

Hours: 8am-8pm Monday-Thursday 8-6pm Friday
Workstations: VDI Zero Clients - 27 workstations (purchased Summer 2016)
Authorization: COE majors and students in classes hosted in the classrooms
Peripherals: Printers located in 1116 for students who currently have a class hosted in 1044 or 1116
Door Access: Open
Additional Information

Installed Software:

  • ArcGIS
  • EES
  • Inkscape
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Solidworks

Academic Surge 1116

Hours: 8am-8pm Monday-Thursday 8-6pm Friday
Workstations: VDI Zero Clients - 33 workstations (purchased Summer 2016)
Authorization: COE majors and students in classes hosted in the classrooms
Peripherals: Printers for students who currently have a class hosted in 1044 or 1116
Door Access: Open
Additional Information

Installed Software:

  • ArcGIS
  • EES
  • Inkscape
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Solidworks

Virtual Lab

Hours: 24x7 except during maintenance windows.
Workstations: Windows 10
Authorization: Current College of Engineering Students/Majors

Installed Software:

  • ArcGIS
  • CES EDUPack
  • EES
  • Inkscape
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Solidworks


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

Bainer Hall 1071

Hours: MAE 107B Class Only
Workstations: Windows 10 - 9 workstations Purchased summer 2015

Installed Software:

  • LabView
  • Matlab
Remote Access: No

Bainer Hall 2121 and 2071

Hours: 8am-11pm Mon-Fri 2pm-9pm Sat-Sun
Workstations: Windows 10 - 40 workstations Purchased Summer 2016
Authorization: Any student enrolled in an MAE class
Peripherals: Printer
Door Access: Open
Additional Information

Installed Software:

  • ESPRIT
  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Patran
  • Solidworks
Remote Access: No

Bainer Hall 2133

Hours: All hours
Workstations: Windows 7 & 10 - 14 workstations Half purchased summer 2016
Authorization: MAE Grad Students
Peripherals: Printer
Door Access: Keypad
Additional Information

Installed Software:

  • Abaqus
  • ANSYS
  • ESPRIT
  • L-Edit
  • Matlab
  • MikTex
  • Solidworks
Remote Access: No