Engineering Student Project Teams

CAEN computer labs at the College of Engineering are intended to support the course-related, instructional needs of enrolled College of Engineering students. Recognizing that Engineering Student Project Teams provide a valuable experience to U-M students, and that non-Engineering students may sometimes be members of Engineering student teams, CAEN may allow a non-Engineering member of a student team login access to CAEN computer labs. These students must be enrolled in courses during the current term, and must be in good standing with the University as verified by Wolverine Access. In addition, the need for access to CAEN computer labs must be established in written form by the team’s College of Engineering faculty advisor. Access may then only be granted upon approval from College Administration.

The student team’s Engineering faculty advisor must submit a request online at Contact CAEN, or by email to Before submitting the request, Engineering faculty advisors are asked to apply principles of good stewardship, and carefully consider the following:

  • The availability of computers in CAEN labs is valuable to College of Engineering students, and each “seat” represents a scarce resource that Engineering students require to complete their course-related work.
  • The Duderstadt Center is open to all enrolled U-M students. It provides access to hundreds of CAEN computers with the same software that is available in the CAEN labs located in Engineering buildings. The Duderstadt Center should be considered as an alternative resource for student teams before limiting additional Engineering lab seats.
  • Login access to CAEN computers does not guarantee that all software titles will be available to student team members. Refer to our Software at CAEN page for information on licensing restrictions.

Any student granted access to CAEN computers should view it as a privilege, not a right, and recognize they are subject to the policies outlined in the CAEN Conditions of Use.