Engineering Information Technology Services


Remote Apps

  • A service available to members of the Faculty of Engineering. It allows users to run lab software remotely on their personal computer.

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

  • A program (formerly Microsoft Imagine) that enables members of the Faculty of Engineering to access Azure services and download Microsoft software design and development tools at no charge. The authentication is with your uoAccess identity.

Computer labs and study areas

Public lab in SITE

Access to the labs and areas

All computer labs are accessible to students, professors, and employees of the Faculty of Engineering. To use our computer labs, enter your credentials as follows:

  • Username:
    • Your uoAccess identity, ie. The short name in front of your '' address (for example jdoe123), or
    • Your full uOttawa email address (e.g.
  • Password:
    • Your uoAccess password.

Create or reset your password

Lab in Colonel By

Computer labs

  • Available to all Faculty of Engineering students
  • Hours: open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight.
  • Rooms: STE 0110, CBY B102 and CBY B105

Instrumentation labs

  • Available to students who are taking EECS courses with lab components that require special equipment.
  • Rooms: STE 2061, CBY B109C, CBY B302, CBY B402 and CBY B519.

Graduate labs

  • Available to Faculty of Engineering graduate students (as a computer lab and workspace area)
  • Room: STE 2051
  • To access the room: A magnetic card is required. It can be obtained from the administrative office in room STE 5105. A deposit of $ 20 and the completion of WHMIS training are required.

teaching lab

Teaching labs

  • The teaching labs are classrooms equipped with computers and are used to teach computing lab sections. Access is restricted to students who are registered to these courses. A professor or teaching assistant is responsible for the opening of these rooms.
  • Rooms: STE 0130, STE 0131, STE 2052, STE 2060 and CBY B02.

lab study areas

Study areas

  • Available to all Faculty of Engineering students.

Individual work area:

  • A silent area.
  • Furnished with individual cubicles. Each cubicle can accommodate laptop users with a power outlet and a 22" monitor.
  • Room: CBY C010.

Group work areas:

  • These are moderate silence areas. Priority is given to groups of 3 or more students.
  • Furnished with collaborative work tables, equipped with a Faculty of Engineering lab PC and monitor. The monitor can also be connected to laptops via HDMI or VGA cables.
  • Rooms: CBY B109D and CBY C08.

Self-serve printers - Relmon

Collage of our printers

Self-serve printers location at our faculty

  • Monochrome: CBY B105, STE 1000D and STE 0110.
  • Color: STE 1000D.

Printing and photocopying options

  • A document that is submitted for printing can be printed on any self-serve printer on campus. If the printer is out of order, you can use any other self-serve printer to print your document.
  • You can print documents directly from your laptop.
  • You can print and scan documents by using a USB key on the self-serve photocopiers. These photocopiers are available in the basement of Colonel By Hall and in STE 1000D.


  • A cash-to-card dispenser is available in STE 1000D.
  • If your document did not or does not print, you can contact uOttawa Card Services at, 613-562-5893, or visit them in person at UCU Room 106 to discuss being refunded

If you notice a problem with a self-service printer, you can report it by calling 613 562-5800 at ext. 6856, or at

Frequently asked questions

Connect remotely

You can connect remotely to the Faculty of Engineering using SSH for textual session or SFTP for file transfer. You can download download SSH for Windows.

The host used for those connections is

Lost files


On the local hard drive, you can recover the file from the Windows Recycling Bin, as long as you are logged into the same session as when you deleted the files and you haven't emptied the Recycling Bin. Once you log off the workstation, all personal files you may have left on the local hard drive will be deleted permanently.

If the file was deleted from your network drive (H drive) the deleted file will not go to the recycle bin. It is permanently deleted. You may be able to get the file recovered from the previous day's backup if the file existed then. Send an email to indicating the date of the last known good copy/version, of the document, its name and the directory where the file resides.

You should be aware that the chances of recovering files is inversely proportional to the amount of time that has elapsed since you erased your files, and to how much activity there has been on the system.


Erased files are totally unrecoverable. Hence, be very careful with the 'rm' command. You may be able to get the file recovered from the previous day's backup.

The recovery procedure is the same for Unix as for Windows: send an email to indicating the date of the last known good copy/version, of the document, its name and the directory where the file resides.

Create web pages

Any user with a Faculty of Engineering account can create web pages. To do so, ssh to your Unix account to and verify that you have a public_html directory; the directory should have been created already. If not, create the directory 'public_html' and make it readable and executable to everyone:

mkdir public_html
 chmod 755 public_html

You may want to investigate the 'chmod' command manual page, using 'man chmod'.

Make sure that your root directory has executable access set for everyone. To do this, go to your root directory (directory you are in when you login) and type the following command:

chmod 711 ~

Note that the ~ character is part of the syntax.

You can then create files and sub-directories in the 'public_html' directory. Ensure that any file you create is set to be world readable; any directory must be set to world executable.

You might want a default Web page. You simply need to create an html file named index.html in your 'public_html' directory. The content of your index.html file could be:

<h1>Welcome to my Web site</h1>

Your personal Web page will be accessible via this URL:

where login is your Faculty of Engineering login.

Changing your Faculty of Engineering account password

To change your password, use Autopass the account management interface.

Note that this will not affect your UOAccess account, but only your Faculty of Engineering account, which is deprecated for most users.

SITE email disambiguation

Since 2008, SITE no longer provides email services to undergrad students; this service is provided by IT.

Contact us

STE 2002 (map)
800 King Edward Ave.
Ottawa ON Canada
K1N 6N5

Monday to Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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