Whitacre College of Engineering Remote Lab

The Whitacre College of Engineering is empowering the on the go lifestyles of its student population by providing the Whitacre College of Engineering Remote Lab through its Cloud Computing Initiative. Students can use their favorite PC, Mac, thin client, smartphone and tablet platforms, including Apple iOS, Android, and BlackBerry, to access the Remote Lab from anywhere they have a high speed internet connection. Software included in the Remote Lab is listed below. If you do not see the application listed it is not available in the Remote Lab. Additionally, thanks to a partnership with Texas Tech IT Division, the Remote Lab is accessible from anywhere without the need for a VPN connection.

Connecting to the Remote Lab

The Remote Lab can be accessed in one of the two following methods:

  1. Go to https://citrixsf.ttu.edu/citrix/ttuweb and log in with your eRaider.
  2. Install Citrix Receiver following the link below for configuration instructions.

Connect to the Whitacre College of Engineering Remote Lab

Available Software

Available applications will run directly on your device without need of installation.

  • Ansys 15
  • Wolfram Mathematica 10
  • Matlab 2014
  • LabVIEW 2014
  • Autodesk 2015
  • AutoCAD 2015
  • Aspen HYSYS V8.6
  • Visual Studio 2013
  • Python 2.7
  • Python 3.4
  • Eclipse IDE
  • Notepad++
  • SolidWorks 2013
  • Sage 300 Estimating Extended
  • Olga
  • Wellflo

We recommend that if you are using Remote Lab from your personal computer you have the following applications installed as they are not available in Remote Lab:

  • Microsoft Office 2013
    (Available from the ATLC for $10)
  • CutePDF Writer
  • 7-zip
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Citrix Receiver
    (Go to http://receiver.citrix.com, see link above for configuration instructions)

Frequently Asked Questions

I need help with signing into the Whitacre College of Engineering Remote Lab.

Be sure that you have logged in with your Texas Tech eRaider account. Click the plus sign on the left hand side of the window then All Apps and select your desired applications. If you don't see any applications listed, please contact support.coe@ttu.edu or by phone at 806.742.3453 to make sure your eRaider was included in the proper security groups. If you get an error that the application or workstation isn't available. Try to close and reopen the Citrix Receiver to have it prompt for your eRaider credentials.

I need software installed on a virtual workstation.

Contact Engineering Computing Services (COE Support) at support.coe@ttu.edu or by phone at 806.742.3453. We'll review the application to make sure that licensing doesn't restrict its installation. Once that is complete, the software installation is completed and then the workstations are updated with the new software. This platform allows us to be more agile and make changes faster than we could in the existing computer lab environment.

I saved some files on the workstation I was logged into, can you recover it for me?

The Whitacre College of Engineering Remote Lab software randomly assigns sessions to new logins. It is very important that you save your data to your personal computer or to your Texas Tech RaiderDrive (R-Drive) as data saved any other way will be impossible to recover.