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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

Remote Desktop Connection

What is Engterm?

Engterm is a Windows terminal server that allows you to have remote access to the following software:

  • AutoCAD 2020
  • Autodesk Desktop
  • Blend for Visual Studio
  • Bloodshed Dev C++
  • CES Edupack
  • CodeBlocks
  • Filekilla
  • Gimp
  • Graphical Robotic for Lego Mindstorms
  • K-Like Coedec
  • Keil uVision4
  • Maple 2019
  • Math: Comsol
  • Matlab
  • Mitek
  • MS Silverlight
  • MS SQL Server
  • MultiSIM
  • PDF Creator
  • Python 3.7
  • Solidworks 2019
  • Solidworks PDM
  • Solidworks Tools
  • Teraterm
  • VIM
  • VLC
  • Visual Studio
  • Wing

You can use Engterm only if:

  • you are an engineering student, staff member, or faculty member
  • you are connected to the Internet
  • you have established a virtual private network (VPN) connection to the University