Computing Access at the College of Engineering

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

CAEN provides the Michigan Engineering community with a comprehensive set of technologies and services that support educational, research, and administrative needs. 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 at the College (e.g. student, faculty, staff, temporary employee…), access to certain CAEN services may or may not be available. For example, temporary employees are not eligible for access to CAEN computer labs.

A full description of what CAEN services are available to individuals is available on the Access & Eligibility page. In general, all eligible members of the College are granted access to connect to the Linux Remote Login Service. Individuals who are eligible for full CAEN Access also receive:

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.

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 accessing CAEN services.