ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering
About ECE

Computing Resources


Protect your computer and the VT network. Visit Additional info available on the ECE network page.

Hardware troubles?

Try the University Bookstore Computer Service Center. (Go to Computers, then Service Center)

Undergraduate PCs

(see below)

ECE Network Information

Network page gives up-to-date links for security tools, network connections, and more.

Computer Engineering Laboratories (CEL)

CEL pages give information on the schedule, supported classes and more. The CEL is located in 368, 373, & 375 Durham Hall.

CAD and Visualization Lab

ECE provides Unix workstations for student use. These machines are available to all ECE graduate and undergraduate students and have a variety of software for use in class assignments and research. The workstation labs are open 24x7x365 and are located in 432 Whittemore Hall on Virginia Tech's main campus.

For access information, please contact John Harris, ECE system administrator at the ECE helpdesk.

Student Web Pages

ECE students and faculty can gain web server space via the university's filebox system. This can be used to share files, transfer information between campus and home, and to backup important data, and to grant/restrict access to certain people. Any graduate student who creates a public web page can get linked from the departmental web site by sending an email with the URL to

Please note that all students must comply with Virginia Tech's policies on computer use the use of the Virginia Tech logo and the use of the Virginia Tech name. In brief, students may not use the university's shield logo, the VT logo, or the Hokie Bird, nor can student web pages use the university name in any manner that would lead the reader to perceive that the web page is an official Virginia Tech page.

Undergraduate PCs


All ECE undergraduate students are required to own a laptop that meets the College of Engineering requirements.

Some upper-level courses may require the use of the department workstation laboratory to access special software.


Undergraduates are also required to purchase the Engineering Student Software Bundle, which is purchased for their freshman year.

Additional, deeply discounted software is available for purchase by Virginia Tech students. See the Student Software site.