Engineering Student Project Teams

The College of Engineering’s CAEN computer labs are intended to support the course-related, instructional needs of enrolled Engineering students. Recognizing that Engineering Student Project Teams provide a valuable experience to students, and that a non-Engineering student may become a member of a team, CAEN allows those members access to the labs with the following requirements:

  • The student must be enrolled in a U-M course during the current term, and must be in good standing with the University, as verified by Wolverine Access.
  • The need for access to CAEN computer labs must be established in written form by the student team’s College of Engineering faculty advisor.
    • The Engineering faculty advisor must submit a request online at Contact CAEN, or by email to, stating that the student requires access for their team duties.

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 all other College of Engineering students, and each “seat” represents a scarce resource that they require to complete their course-related work.
  • The Duderstadt Center is open to all enrolled U-M students. It contains hundreds of CAEN computers, each providing access to the same software that is available in the CAEN labs located in Engineering buildings.
    • Using the “open” computers in the Duderstadt Center should be considered as an alternative resource for non-Engineering student team members before limiting additional seats in CAEN computer labs.


Any student granted access to CAEN computers should know that they are subject to all U-M policies, including those outlined on the CAEN Conditions of Use page.