Computer Labs

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Teaching Labs

As a part of its commitment to education and research, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering supports and maintains 16 teaching labs for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses. Located within Engineering Building II on NC State University's Centennial Campus, each lab is designed for a particular topic or purpose, ranging from basic circuits or simulation to areas of research such as robotics or networking. Additionally, the department provides the very best in powerful computers, professional software, and modern electronics and equipment to meet the demands of courses and research that utilize the labs.

For additional information on the individual labs, see ECE Teaching Labs.

EOS Computer Labs

Supported and maintained by ITECS, the EOS Computer Labs are restricted to students and faculty within the College of Engineering. These labs provide software and resources suited to the needs of Engineering students, and are located in multiple buildings on NC State University's North Campus and Centennial Campus.

The EOS Computer Labs provide Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Sun Solaris workstations as well as public printers provided and maintained by WolfCopy. Additionally, EOS labs in Daniels Hall and Engineering Building II are staffed by EOS Lab Operators that can provide direct support to users. EOS Labs in Daniels Hall are also typically open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more information, including schedules, lab locations and even computer availability, see EOS Labs and Collaboratories. All users of the EOS labs must abide by EOS lab policies and the university's network and computer user policies.


Modeled after the Office of Information Technology's Flyspace project and the Learning Commons Group Study Areas in D.H. Hill Library, Engineering Collaboratories are specially configured rooms or areas of EOS labs where students and faculty can meet to work on projects together. Designed with technology to support collaborative work and interaction, these learning spaces typically have one or two EOS workstations connected to a 42-inch plasma monitor, with network connections for individual laptops.

Engineering Collaboratories are available for reservations or walk-in usage, and are located in Daniels Hall and Mann Hall on Main Campus, and Engineering Building II on Centennial Campus. Visit Engineering Collaboratories to make reservations and find more information on collaboratory locations and assistance.

Unity Computer Labs

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) – NC State University's central IT operations and management organization – supports and maintains nine public computer labs across the university's Main Campus. These Unity Computer Labs are open to all students, faculty, and staff with active Unity accounts, and several operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each Unity lab provides Microsoft Windows and Apple workstations, as well as public printers provided by Wolfcopy.

For more information, including schedules and lab locations, see Unity Computing Labs. All users of the university's computing resources must abide by the network and computer user policies and the Unity Computer Lab Rules.


Unity kiosks – provided by the Office of Information Technology – allow you convenient access to Webmail, campus directories, the University home page, and event schedules. These stations offer an alternative to Unity labs when you simply want to check email or look up academic information from the NC State Web site.

For more information, including listings of all available kiosks on campus, see Unity Kiosks on Campus.


North Carolina State University is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all students. This commitment takes a proactive approach to providing accessibility to its information resources, including Web pages and online content.

To accommodate access to information technology resources for a student with a disability, the Disability Services Office (DSO) offers a range of assistive technologies and devices, including screen-reading software, screen magnifiers, accessible workstations and braille technologies. Additionally, IT Accessibility Services provides software, tutorials, and workshops to assist faculty, staff, and web developers across campus in the design and development of accessible IT and web environments.

For more information on available services, please see DSO accommodations and services and IT Accessibility workshops and tools. For more information on web accessibility, please see Web Accessibility.