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Engineering & Built Environment (EBE) Student Computing Labs

Computer labs

ICTS has been contracted by the Engineering & Built Environment faculty to manage all of the electrical and mechanical engineering labs. Theo Armstrong, the Lab Administrator, together with the Assistant Lab Administrators and Lab Assistants, manages lab bookings, assists the faculty staff and students where necessary and ensures that students abide by the lab rules as set out in the General Rules and Polices handbook (page 56).

 

Access to the labs

Lab

Who can use it?

Number of PCs

Location of lab

Design Studio Lab – Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering undergraduate students only

122

Basement level, New ChemEng Building

CAE Lab – Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students only

110

Menzies Building

Elec-Mech Lab

Mechanical Engineering, Electrical-mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics students.

21

Electrical Mechanical Engineering Building

Green lab

A discretionary use lab, open to all students  but gives preference to teaching

80

3rd Floor, Menzies Building

Red and Red Extension Labs

Primarily used for Engineering teaching classes

81 (25)

5th Floor, Menzies Building

Computational mechanics lab

Used for teaching only

35

3rd Floor, New Engineering Building

NOTE: When not booked, preference is given to Engineering students, but anyone may use the labs unless otherwise specified.

 

Opening hours

Lab

Term time

Times

 

Vacations

Times

  • Red and Red Extension

 

  • Green Lab
  • Design Studio Lab (ChemEng)

 

  • Computational Mechanics Lab

Monday - Sunday

Office Hours:
08:30 - 16h30

Closed during June and December vacations

  • Elec-Mech Lab

 

  • CAE lab - MechEng

Monday - Friday

08h30 - 16h30

Closed during June and December vacations

Weekends and Public Holidays

Closed

 

Your lab administrators

Lab Administrator

Theo Armstrong

Room 5.36, Level 5, Menzies Building
theo.armstrong@uct.ac.za
021 650 3464

Assistant Lab Administrators

Tsakiso Khosa
Green Lab, Level 3, Menzies building
tsakiso.khosa@uct.ac.za
021 650 5201

Lyle Rimmer
Green Lab, Level 3, Menzies building
lyle.rimmer@uct.ac.za
021 650 5201

 

What software is available in the EBE labs?

The standard lab software is available in the labs. In addition, the following software is available in EBE labs.

Lab

Design Studio Lab - ChemEng

CAE lab - MechEng

Elec-Mech Lab

Green Lab

Red Lab (Red Extension)

Computational Mechanics Lab

ABAQUS

ABAQUS Student Edition

AccelrysDraw-4.x

ADINA

Altium Designer

ArcGIS

Argus

Argus Developer

Argus Enterprise

ASPEN/HYSYS

AutoCad

AutoDesk Suite

Autospec

BC55

CandyCSS

CES EduPack 2014

chemsepLite6.XX

Cloudcompare

CMapTools (latest)

COCO

Code Warrior

CodeBlocks_Fortran

CostX

Dev-C++

devcpp-4.9.9.2_setup.exe

devFlowcharter

dia-setup

Draftsight

EAGLE CAD

Eclipse CDT

Eclipse Plugin: embsysregview

Eclipse Plugin: GNU ARM Eclipse

Epanet

ExcelCAPEOPENUnitOperationSetup.

FEKO Suite

Foxit reader + foxit reader add-ons

gcc-arm-none-eabi

GeoGebra - latest

gfortran-windows

ghostscript

ghostview

gimp

gnuplot

Jabref

JKsimfloat chemeng

Labview

LaTeX

Leica True View

Libre Office

LT Spice

lyxwin

make.exe and rm.exe

MathCad

Matlab

maxima

Miktex

MS Excel solver

MS Project

MS Visio

NI AWR Design Environment Microwave Office

Notepad++

openocd

projectlibre

PROKON

Python

QSPlus International

Quantum GIS

ScanIt1.0.7.exe

Scilab5.5.1

ScilabCapeOpenUnitOperationSetup

ScilabThermoImportSetup.

Simapro Chemeng

Simul_C_EM

Simulink

SketchUp Pro

Solid Works 2014

SolidWorks

stlink-v2 driver

TexMaker

WEST 2014

Wing IDE 101

WinQS

WinSCP

Xming