Faculty of Engineering

Computer facilities

The Faculty provides facilities for the general computing needs of all students enrolled in engineering courses. This is in addition to departmental based facilities catering for postgraduates and research purposes and in some departments, even for undergraduates from Part II and above.

Computer rooms

There are five computer rooms in total. Altogether, these rooms have about 262 computers and four colour printers.

Computers in the teaching rooms are available for student use when classes are not running. 

Teaching rooms Room 401.307 (42 computers) Room 439.G08 (31 computers and one colour printer)
Room 401.311 (33 computers) Room 401.312 (43 computers)
Student drop-in work areas Room 401.301 (113 computers and three colour printers)

Consumption of food and drink

There is to be absolutely no eating or drinking in all general faculty computer rooms. Anyone caught doing so will have their accounts disabled.

Security officers will be doing spot checks after hours and will be taking down names.


Our workstations dual boot into either a Windows 7 or a Linux environment.

These computing facilities enable students to access the internet, email and the online library resources along with a range of printing, photocopying and scanning options.

All students can access the internet for free by logging into Computers using their usernames and passwords

For more information, visit www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/cs-internet.

Broad wireless coverage is available in the faculty building providing network connectivity for laptop users.


Opening hours

Student work areas

Monday to Friday during semester (except public holidays)

All other times.

Outside these hours access is available via swipe card to Rooms 1.301, 1.306 and 3.409. 

Teaching rooms

Monday to Friday

These rooms are unavailable for general student use when classes are scheduled.


Faculty staff are available in Room 401.308.

Monday to Friday (except public and university holidays)


After hours access to computer rooms

To enter and leave the computer rooms after hours you need to have a swipe card which is obtainable from Engineering Student Centre on the 4th Floor.

Swipe card rules

  • The card is for your own use only.
  • You are not to allow other people to use your swipe card.
  • You are not to allow any other person into the room.
  • You are to take care when entering or leaving the room that any other person does not "coat tail" you in or out.

Any student discovered infringing any of the above rules will be required to report to the Director of Faculty Operations to explain their actions. If a reasonable explanation is not forthcoming they will have their swipe card disabled for a period of time.

Find out how to apply for an access card