This page contains information relating to computing facilities in the
department and some of the resources provided by the University. It also
contains information to software information of use to students in Civil
University Computing Accounts (UMNet
These accounts can be claimed by using the ClaimID website. They are required
for logging into JUMP, Aurora, and university computing facilities. These
accounts also give you a CC email account which is required for correspondence
with professors and support staff within Engineering.
You can manage your
UMNet account from the UofM Account
Management Page. From here you can forward your email to another account,
change your password etc.
Engineering accounts for graduates and undergraduates will be created after your UMNetID has been claimed and processed by our systems.
Civil/Mechanical Engineering Computer
This computer lab has been setup in Engineering 2 - 368. It
contains 40 computer systems which have been setup specifically for Civil and Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students. Each term, accounts will be setup automatically if you have claimed
your UMNet ID. Your username will be your UMNet account name and your password
will be your student number - you will be required to change the password on
The systems in the lab are capable of supporting your USB
memory drives, has DVD/CD burners, and will provide a personal network storage
drive accessible from within the lab.
printer/copier has been provided and is run on a cost recovery basis. See the Civil
Engineering Office if you need to add money to your printing
Please Note: Food and Drink ARE NOT allowed in the lab. This
will be strictly enforced.
Minerva Terminal Server
Minerva is a Remote Deskop Server
which allows professors, staff and graduate students
access to a number of software packages used by Civil Engineering both on and
off campus. The system has 8 cores and 8 gigs of ram. Access to this system is
available from any system capable of using Remote Desktop (built in to Windows XP and higher and available for Mac, Unix/Linux, and Android as an addon application).
Department of Civil Engineering is a member of the Microsoft DreamSpark.
The department pays for this license with entitles our students to a number of
software packages for non-commercial use. The software is full versioned and
includes packages such as Microsoft Visual Studio (Visual C++, Visual Basic
etc), Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, and most of the Microsoft Operating
The program does not include Microsoft Office - this can be
purchased from the University of
Manitoba Bookstore or from a number of other sources.
To access this
software, first you must fill out the application form and return it
to the Civil Engineering Office attention to Trevor Mazak. Normally, the
application will be processed within a couple days (please note that you will
NOT receive an email when the application is processed so keep checking for
access to the software folder). The software can be found as a mapped network drive on Engineering Connected Domain systems once your application has been processed. Further
instructions can be found in the readme file in the network drive folder. To get keys (where
applicable) for the software you can email Trevor
University of Manitoba Computing Policies
the network, whether with University owned equipment or not is regulated by
policy. Please review the policy and
procedures before using the equipment and network. You agreed to follow this
policy when you setup your UMNet Account ID.