Information Technology Resources
The Engineering IT team is here to help! Please contact us for any issues arising with software, computer labs or general IT concerns and we will see to the issue as soon as possible. Please include a thorough description of the issue you are having.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 519-824-4120 x54900
In Person: Thornbrough Rm. 2363
Our hours of operation are between 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Any issues arising after hours will be addressed the following business day.
The School of Engineering has six computer rooms available to students:
|Room||Computers||Performance Class||Screen Size||Notes|
|Thornbrough 1004||25||Design||30 inch|
|Thornbrough 1313||38||Design||27 inch|
|Thornbrough 1319||71||General purpose||Dual 22 inch||Fall 2017 Schedule|
|Thornbrough 2313||60||General purpose||27 inch|
|Thornbrough 2336||24||General purpose||24 inch|
|Richards 2531||26||Design||27 inch||Restricted access|
All computer rooms are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for Engineering students. Your student card should allow you access to the building and labs after hours when the doors are normally locked. If you are having trouble accessing a room or building you should have access to, please contact Phil Watson in room 1140 or email email@example.com.
Working from Home
University of Guelph VPN Service
To access any University systems from off-campus, you will need to install and connect to the University VPN service. For instructions on doing this, please see the following pages:
- Instructions for installing the VPN client on Windows and Macintosh computers
- Instructions for installing the VPN client on Linux computers
Engineering Remote Lab
25 remote workstations are available to students working remotely. Click here for instructions for accessing the system.
Mapping your SOE Home Drive (H drive) from Home
Each student is allocated 4GB of network storage space on the lab computers. You can access this space from your own computer using the instructions below:
- Windows 10: Mapping SOE Undergraduate Home Drives on Windows 10 (PDF)
- Mac OS X: Mapping SOE Undergraduate Home Drives on Mac OS X (PDF)
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 Education is offered free of charge to current students, staff and faculty at the University of Guelph under our current Microsoft Agreement. For more information, please click here.
Microsoft Imagine Premium
As a student enrolled in Engineering at Guelph, you are eligible to access a wide range of Microsoft software products free of charge including:
- Microsoft Windows operating systems
- Microsoft Visual Studio
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Microsoft Project
This software can be accessed by visiting the CCS Software Distribution Site and clicking the "Microsoft Imagine Premium" tab. You will be required to authenticate with your University of Guelph credentials. Access to the Microsoft Imagine Premium tab is restricted based on course registrations in the current semester. If you are an engineering student and do not have access, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Autodesk software is available for free for eligible students through their Education Community site.
- The University of Guelph School of Engineering is proud to be a Cadence University Program Member. You can find more informationa about our use of Cadence software here.