Faculty Computing at Michigan Engineering


Students, staff, and faculty participate in CAEN's LabView training in the IOE Building on June 24, 2014.Welcome to Michigan Engineering! Several computing and information technology (IT) services are provided to you as a Michigan Engineering faculty member, and designed to support your instructional and research success.
There are three main campus IT providers you may work with:

  • Departmental IT Support Staff are available locally to assist you with the daily desktop and IT support needs within your department.
  • Information and Technology Services (ITS) is U-M’s central IT organization and offers a standard set of computing services to all U-M faculty.
  • CAEN is Michigan Engineering’s IT organization and provides instructional technology and research computing support to all Engineering faculty.

Computing Access

Michigan Engineering faculty are eligible for Engineering computing access (often referred to as “CAEN Access”), which includes a set of computing services.

Connecting to the Network

MWireless is the Wi-Fi network you will access to connect your devices to the Internet in all U-M campus buildings. Visitors or guests on campus can use the MGuest Wi-Fi network  to connect to the Internet.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access

The U-M Virtual Private Network (VPN) is available to all Michigan Engineering faculty to provide a secure computing experience when accessing a U-M network from a remote location.

Classroom & Instructional Technology

Many resources are available throughout Michigan Engineering to support faculty instruction.

Research Computing

The U-M Advanced Research Computing (ARC) group provides access to Great Lakes, a Linux-based high-performance computing (HPC) cluster available to all researchers at the university.


CAEN computer labs offer a large set of engineering-specific software applications available to Michigan Engineering faculty. CAEN consultants can assist faculty with selecting software options for course or research use. ITS also provides a set of software applications for all U-M faculty to access from campus computing sites.

Online File Storage & Backups

Engineering faculty members are provided with a large amount of cloud storage from U-M DropBox and U-M Google Drive, as well as access to other storage options. CAEN provides an additional allocation for file storage  on CAEN lab computers.

Website Hosting & Publishing

Engineering faculty are eligible to use CAEN’s WordPress web publishing service to host and publish a personal profile website, and/or a site dedicated to your research group, lab, or center.

Information Technology Security

IT security is a shared responsibility, and is especially important for faculty who work with research data. CAEN works with representatives from across the university to ensure information technology activities meet unit requirements and support the College’s mission.

Questions or Problems?

Additional details are available via the CAEN Knowledge Base. Consultants from CAEN or your local departmental IT support staff are also available to assist you.

Additional Resources for Faculty