Software and Access

Popular Engineering Software and Availability

The University and the College of Engineering Technology Services (ETS) offers a variety of software applications and multiple methods for accessing (downloading, virtual access, or remote login) available to students, faculty, researchers, and staff. A list of these resources can be viewed by clicking here.

Additional university site-licensed software can be found at, https://ocio.osu.edu/software.  The Microsoft suite of applications, including Teams is available at https://office365.osu.edu/.

College of Engineering Labs

Software applications in the College of Engineering labs vary across majors. Click here to see a list of software available in different labs. You may access these resources in-person, remotely, or virtually.

In-person Access

Click here link to see a list of College of Engineering Labs.

Remote Access

To view software in the College of Engineering labs:

  1. Connect to Pulse VPN. Click here for instructions.
  2. After clicking, open a browser and go to https://labstatus.coeit.osu.edu/.
  3. Select the department or room and then select the computer name in the leftmost column to view software on a system.
  4. Select the IP address in the rightmost column to login to a system.

For more information, see Remote access to computer labs

Virtual Access

The College of Engineering implemented Citrix to provide remote access to virtual desktops and applications without requiring a VPN connection.  The “COE” desktop is the primary image available to all enrolled students with a majority of software (click here to see a list) installed needed to complete engineering curriculum.  Installation instructions per device are listed below.

Could not find the software that you wanted? Please contact eng-software@osu.edu or submit a request via https://ets.osu.edu/newticket.

Contact Us

Phone: (614) 688-2828

Email: etshelp@osu.edu

Virtual Helpdesk: go.osu.edu/etsvirtualhelpdesk

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View My Tickets & Requests:
https://go.osu.edu/etsportal

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Business Hours:
M-F 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

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