UBC Mechanical Engineering has three main computer labs and one satellite lab. The ICICS X060 Teaching Computer Lab seats 36 and the RH 123 Teaching Computer Lab seats 42; both are used for Mech courses and for general undergraduate student learning support. The 8 seat NAME lab is located in CEME 2210 and is used for NAME courses and projects. The KAIS 1210 instrumentation lab is a satellite location with six computers. All labs share a login system and network storage for each user.
Logging In & Registering Your Account
Before using any Mech computer labs for the first time:
- Connect to UBC via VPN (or use an on-campus computer)
- Browse to https://account.mech.ubc.ca;
- Select “Login” and authenticate with your CWL;
- Click the “Register” button;
- If you do not see a “Register” button, your account is not pre-registered. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Set your password:
- Scroll to the “Windows” area of the account information page and click “Set Password;”
- Create a password;
- Click submit;
- Click “Update” and then “Logout.”
- Note that you must click “Update” for the change to save
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The ICICS X060 Teaching Computer Lab, the RH 123 Teaching Computer Lab, and the NAME lab are dedicated to teaching and learning. Research activities are not permitted due to software licensing restrictions. Access priority is for scheduled courses, then students working on Mech coursework, then students working on other teaching and learning activities. Use of the labs indicates your agreement to the posted terms and services, which are subject to change.
The lab should be generally considered unavailable during scheduled courses. If the course is not using all of the computers, you may approach the instructor to request permission to remain in the lab, working quietly. If it is allowed, this is a courtesy only – you are generally expected to vacate the lab when a scheduled class begins. You can view the ICICS X060 Teaching Computer Lab and the RH 123 Teaching Computer Lab course schedules on the lab calendar page.
Beyond access during scheduled courses, NAME students have electronic access to the NAME lab (and CEME) and Mech undergraduate students have electronic access to the ICICS X060 Teaching Computer Lab and RH 123 Teaching Computer Lab (and building perimeters). Simply tap your UBCcard to the black card reader, wait for the light to go green, and then open the door. If your UBCcard does not work but you need access, please contact access (at) mech.ubc.ca
Free Downloadable Software
UBC IT is able to provide a variety of software programs for registered students. A full list of programs can be found here.
- How long is my account valid?
Accounts are valid for up to one year. Accounts must be renewed each summer.
- How can I tell if the computer labs are booked for a course?
You can view the lab calendars on the lab calendar page.
- Who do I contact if you have questions?
General questions about Mech Facilities and Technical Services should be sent to facilities (at) mech.ubc.ca. Technical concerns can also be submitted directly to IT services via the APSC IT Help form.