Each UAB engineering student must have a laptop with the necessary software installed for each of their classes. Students 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (205) 934-8333.

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

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. IT support will be available through UAB TechConnect in Room 135 of the Hill University Center.