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Obtaining a CAE Network Account

Engineering students should read this document to determine if they already have an account in the CAE network, or what procedure is required to obtain one. Engineering faculty and staff who need accounts should contact Joel Seber (CH301, x3734) or Mike Renfro (CH314, x3601) directly.

Account Types

There are three basic types of accounts associated with the CAE network and related facilities:

  1. Student accounts with access to Windows systems located in CH405, CH406, and CH409. These accounts may also have access to CAE systems located in other labs and research facilities around campus, assuming the student has otherwise obtained permission from the person in charge of those facilities.

  2. Accounts with access to Windows systems listed above, plus file server space and remote access to CAE Unix systems.

  3. Accounts with access to Windows systems listed above, file server space and remote Unix access, plus physical access to workstations in CH208.

By definition, type 2 accounts include all benefits of type 1 accounts. Type 3 accounts include all benefits of type 2 accounts and type 1 accounts.

Do You Already Have an Account?

Undergraduate Students

As of September 2009, if you are an undergraduate student enrolled in any course taught in the College of Engineering (ENGR, CEE, CHE, ECE, ISE, ME, MIT), you automatically have a type 1 account.

Engineering Graduate Students

If you are an graduate student enrolled in any graduate engineering class for the current semester, you automatically have a type 2 account. If you need a type 3 account, fill out our account request form and submit it to Joel Seber (CH301, x3734). You will need to get your advisor's or your project's principal investigator's signature for a type 3 account.

Engineering Faculty and Staff

If you are an engineering faculty or staff member, you can get a type 1, 2, or 3 account for yourself by contacting Joel Seber (CH301, x3734) or Mike Renfro (CH314, x3601) directly. You may also request group accounts for any student organizations you advise. Department heads who want accounts for their department faculty and staff should also contact Joel Seber or Mike Renfro. Faculty may request accounts to be created for all students enrolled in particular courses or sections that they teach on a semester-by-semester basis, or for accounts to be created for students in those courses or sections anytime they are taught.

What Do I Do Now?

If you've determined that you already have an account, check out any of the following: