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Computing Facilities

Computing hardware and software information

Main computer laboratory

computerlab.jpegThe department has a general access computing laboratory where students can access their work and applications including email and web browsers. It is stocked with 41 Dell workstations running Linux and remote access to Microsoft Windows Servers which include the Microsoft Office suite.

The workstations have i7 quad core processors and run 64 bit operating systems with 22" LCD screens. Available software includes Matlab, Advanced Design System (ADS), Optsim and Mathematica. A large multifunction printer (scan/photocopy) is available in the laboratory.

Undergraduate teaching laboratory

teachlab.jpgThe lab comprises 56 PC's running Windows 7. All have access to the internet and to the Microsoft Office suite.

Oscilloscopes, signal generators, power supplies and other electronic equipment are provided here to assist you gain knowledge in electronic and electrical principles.

A large multifunction printer (scan/photocopy) is available in the laboratory.

Remote facilities

The department offers remote connectivity to its computing facilities via Sun's Secure Global Desktop. This allows students to access Microsoft Windows/Linux/Solaris services/applications off site, via a standard Java enabled web browser.

Wireless access

Eduroam provides cross-campus wireless access for mobile phones and portable devices.