Computing and Software

These pages contains information relating to computing facilities in the department and some of the resources provided by the University. It also contains  software information  that may be useful to Civil Engineering students.

Personal laptops

Personal laptops can be of any type (PC, Mac, LINUX, Android, iPad) or capability.  Focus more on personal preferences like screen size, battery life, weight, etc. and what you expect out of it.

Most off the shelf computers will do for what we require in Engineering at the moment because students will not be expected to install or run high end Engineering software on their personal computers.  Use of personal computers will be mainly for using office suites, internet web use, communications, and remote access to Engineering run computers.

University Computing Accounts (UMNet ID's)

These accounts can be claimed by using the ClaimID website. They are required for logging into JUMP, Aurora, and university computing facilities. These accounts also give you an email (@myumanitoba.ca) account which is required for correspondence with professors and support staff within Engineering.

You can manage your UMNet account from the UofM Account Management Page. From here you can forward your email to another account, change your password etc.

Engineering accounts for graduates and undergraduates will be created after your UMNetID has been claimed and processed by our systems.

Civil/Mechanical Engineering Computer Labs

The computer labs have been setup in E2-368 and E2-365. Both contain 40 computer systems which have been setup specifically for Civil and Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students. Each term, accounts will be setup automatically if you have claimed your UMNet ID. Your username will be your UMNet account name and your password will be your student number - you will be required to change the password on first login.

The systems in the lab are capable of supporting your USB memory drives, has DVD/CD burners, and will provide a personal network storage drive accessible from within the lab.

A color printer/copier has been provided and is run on a cost recovery basis in E2-368. See the Civil Engineering Office if you need to add money to your printing account. Click here to check your printer credit balance.

Please Note: Food and Drink ARE NOT allowed in the lab. This will be strictly enforced.

Minerva Terminal Server

Minerva is a Remote Deskop Server which allows professors, staff and graduate students access to a number of software packages used by Civil Engineering both on and off campus. The system has 8 cores and 8 gigs of ram. Access to this system is available from any system capable of using Remote Desktop (built in to Windows XP and higher and available for Mac, Unix/Linux, and Android as an addon application).

University of Manitoba Computing Policies

Use of the network, whether with University owned equipment or not is regulated by policy. Please review the policy and procedures before using the equipment and network. You agreed to follow this policy when you setup your UMNet Account ID.