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Remote access is available to Engineering Computing and many Engineering departmental computer labs from Windows, OS/X and Linux computers. To access the system visit

Gear (Engineering 5 - 2108)

The Gear lab contains 64 workstations, 29 desktop power receptacles, black and white printing, and a scanner.

A list of software can be found on the Gear software page for the Gear lab, which is updated daily.

The lab maybe closed on Mondays from 4:00 pm to approximately 7:00 pm for cleaning if Engineering Computing Staff feel it is warranted.

Users of the lab are kindly reminded to keep the space clean. This means maintaining a workspace which does not interfere with other users and is free of garbage.

Gear Lab Photo