Engineering and Computer Classrooms/Laboratories

Hands-on learning requires just the right equipment. Here’s some of what is available for you in the Engineering and Computer Science programs.

Engineering lab

Engineering Classrooms/Labs

Otto Miller Hall

  • Giaimo Mechanical Lab and Machine Shop (OMH 143). At our comprehensive facility you’ll be able to use an industrial mill, lathe, welding equipment, drill press, cutting and grinding equipment, and air tools. Hand and power tools are also available. Before using the shop you’ll need to read the Machine Shop Safety Rules and pass a safety test.
  • Fluke/Parle Senior Design Lab (OMH 250). Senior engineering students have exclusive access to the Fluke/Parle lab to work on their senior design projects. Ample workspace and advanced tools allow student teams to develop just about any type of engineering project.
  • Mattingley Electrical Engineering Lab (OMH 226). This is the place to learn about, explore, and build electrical and electronic systems. Many student workstations are available, each with a full suite of electrical test equipment.
  • 3-D Printer Lab (OMH 210). Where you go to turn your CAD designs into reality. Use one of our five 3-D printers to bring your creations to life.
  • General-purpose Engineering labs (OMH 224, 225, 246). Designed for both teaching and doing, these labs feature plenty of tables arranged to optimize teamwork, as well as computers and specialty lab equipment.

Computer Classroom/Labs

You’ll find student computer labs campuswide. Some are specialized for academic programs, while others are general purpose. Most include software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, statistical calculations, programming languages, and database management. General-purpose labs also provide full access to the Internet, printers, and other local and remotely networked resources.

Otto Miller Hall

  • Computer classroom with 20 workstations (OMH 244)
  • General-purpose Windows-based open computer lab (OMH 253)

Library

  • Library open lab (lower level)

Your own computer

We recommend laptops or desktops running the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Computers running other operating systems are not recommended because many engineering and computer science applications are available only in Windows, and SPU has agreements with Microsoft that provide many software titles at no charge to Engineering and Computer Science students.

Review SPU’s computer recommendations.

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