laptop policyAll UAB engineering students should 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 or by calling (205) 934-8333.

For more information, please check out the links below.


Full Laptop Policy (updated April 2017)

Frequently Asked Questions


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.