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 is divided out in the Whitacre College of Engineering Remote Lab by department and you'll find a software key below. Additionally, thanks to a partnership with Texas Tech IT Division, the Whitacre College of Engineering Remote Lab is accessible from anywhere without the need for a VPN connection.

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Available Software

Standard software included installed on all remote lab PCs include Microsoft Office, CutePDF Writer, 7-Zip, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Web add-ons are NOT INSTALLED and we ask that Internet Explorer not be used for recreational internet browsing as that will consume a resource that someone else may need to access the remote labs.


  • MatLab 2012b
  • Microsoft Visio

Chemical Engineering

  • Aspen and HYSYS
  • SuperPro v8.5
  • Solver for Microsoft Excel

Mechanical Engineering

  • Solidworks 2011-2012 (Limited 3D Capability at This Time)
  • Ansys 12

Computer Science

  • Visual Studio 2010 Professional
  • Notepad++
  • Python 2.7
  • Python 3.3
  • Java
  • Eclipse IDE for C++
  • Eclipse IDE for Java

Additional Departments are Coming Soon

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. If you don't see the virtual workstation when you log in, 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 workstations to new logins. We can make a best effort to find your data, but if the workstation has been rebooted or we can't find the workstation you were logged in we won't be able to find your data. It is very important that you save your data to your personal computer or to your Texas Tech RaiderDrive (R-Drive).