Computing Access at the College of Engineering

  • As an eligible member of the U-M College of Engineering community, an individual may have access to computing services provided by CAEN.
  • Questions about obtaining access to CAEN services can be directed to the CAEN Help Desk.

CAEN provides Michigan Engineering with a comprehensive set of computing technologies and services that support Engineering students, faculty, and staff. Having access to CAEN services provides a particular set of computing resources designated for instructional or course-related use. Depending on an individual’s role in Michigan Engineering (e.g. student, faculty, regular staff, or temporary employee), access to certain CAEN computing services may or may not be available. For example, access to certain software applications may be restricted by the College. Refer to our CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) page for information on accessing software.

In general, all CAEN access provides remote connections to the Linux Login Service. Services that are only available to Full CAEN Access holders include:

All individuals who access CAEN computing services are subject to University of Michigan and College of Engineering policies, outlined in the CAEN Conditions of Use. For further information on eligibility and restrictions, visit our Access & Eligibility page, or contact the CAEN Help Desk.

ITS Computing Accounts

Eligible members of the College of Engineering may also obtain computing services provided by Information & Technology Services (ITS). ITS offers a set of Standard Computing Services for access to campus-wide computing resources. In addition, access to CAEN computing services requires a U-M uniqname and UMICH password for authentication, so individuals must obtain their U-M ITS computing account prior to obtaining CAEN access.