Each UAB engineering student must have a laptop with the necessary software installed for each of their classes. Beginning in the 2017 spring semester, students will have access to tech support for their engineering laptops through UAB TechConnect in Room 135 of the Hill University Center.

TechConnect staff will be available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, no appointment necessary. Services provided will include installing required engineering software, as well as troubleshooting technical issues with the installation of the software .

Additionally, computers and software are available through UAB TechConnect at discounted prices.

Any questions may be directed to techconnect@uab.edu or by calling (205) 934-8333.

Note: Public-use computers in the Sterne Library are now able to connect to School of Enginering's virtual computer lab. While these computers are available as a convenience, they do not exempt a student from the above laptop requirement.

For more information, please check out the links below.


Full Laptop Policy (updated August 2018)


Things to Know

  1. Windows-based laptops only. Apple products or computers that use a Linux operating system may not run required engineering software.
  2. Software will be installed on each student’s laptop, allowing remote access to School of Engineering resources through a virtual private network (VPN).
  3. Rooms that previously housed computer labs will be available as student work spaces, but students will have to bring their own laptops.
  4. IT support will be available through UAB TechConnect in Room 135 of the Hill University Center.