Students will require a laptop for math and process design simulation courses. Depending on the application, software may be accessed through the department server system or maybe provided for students to download. The minimum laptop specifications are:
- Operating System: Windows 7 or 8, MAC or Linux
- Computer and Processor: Intel Core-i5 family 2.8 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
- Memory (RAM): 8GB
- 64-bit systems are recommended
- Free Hard Disk Space: 80GB
- Display: Graphics card / monitor supporting 1280 x 800 or higher resolution
- Network: 100 MB/sec
- For MAC computers, Parallel or Bootcamp must be installed to run Windows operating system.
UBC Engineering students can obtain access to a variety of operating systems and software packages at no cost to students. For information, visit: Free software for UBC students
Computers installed in CHBE Rm 314 are accessible to CHBE undergraduate students only. Software available on the computers and through the CHBE Virtual server includes the following:
|Microsoft Office Pro||Microsoft||2016(32 bit)|
|Microsoft Project||Microsoft||2016(32 bit)|
|Microsoft Visio||Microsoft||2016(32 bit)|
|.NET Framework 4||Microsoft||4.5.2|
|SQL Server 2012 Express||Microsoft||2012|
|SuperPro Designer||Intelligen Inc||9|
|CADSIM Plus||Aurel Systems Inc||3.1|
|ProMax||Bryan Research & Engineering Inc.||4.0|
|Unisim Design||Honeywell Process||4.33|
|Polymath||University of Connecticut||6.2|
To access the virtual server, students will need to install the Parallels Client software for laptop users. Instructions are in the Access to Virtual Application Server v2 guide. Instructions to download Aspen are found in the ASPEN Installation Guide V3 .
Room 314 in the Building is a computer lab accessible to Chemical and Biological Engineering students with their UBCcard. CHBE students have 24/7 access and are welcome to use the room when there are no classes or tutorials scheduled. There is a strict no food and beverage policy.