What we do
- Academic Computing for Faculty and Students
Engineering IT acquires and installs the hardware and software that faculty need for teaching. Engineering software may run on one or both of our lab platforms (Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Linux) or on student-owned computers. The same soft ware is available also via remote access and in the Engineering IT-originated Virtual Computing Lab. Engineering IT works with department IT staff to support the discipline-specific needs of our academic departments. Engineering IT collaborates with university IT groups, such as DELTA and OIT, to share and develop technologies that benefit both college and university computing.
- Administrative Computing for College and Department Administrators
In addition to its academic mission, Engineering IT develops and supports a Windows Active Directory environment for nearly 150 college and department administrative staff. PeopleSoft and other administrative applications are provided by OIT and then administered through Engineering IT to staff desktops. Administrators rely on the Eos infrastructure for AFS storage and web resources, but mainly use a separately managed desktop that facilitates their access to administration-specific tools.
Why we do it
Engineering IT’s mission is to ensure that the College of Engineering has the information technologies and services it requires to become the leading public engineering school in the nation. Engineering IT provides infrastructure development and consolidation, computing support, and technology innovation that promote achievement in engineering education and research.
Our core values are:
Engineering IT values reliable and responsible service to the Engineering college. We solve problems, develop technologies, and build infrastructure by listening to the people we serve and working to meet their needs.
Quality service is built on communication, technical proficiency and respect.
Engineering IT values stewardship of our material and human resources for greater productivity. We collaborate with our stakeholders to build and acquire technologies and turn them into valuable college assets. We also share knowledge and scale solutions to benefit the larger NC State community.
Efficiency is accomplished through teamwork, resourcefulness and accountability.
Engineering IT values technological innovation and effectiveness. We enable information technology to play a significant role in the education of students and the creation and transfer of new knowledge. We seek excellence in all our endeavors and are committed to continuous improvement.
Excellence is the product of leadership, innovation and professionalism.
Engineering IT has been providing IT services and support to Engineering college students, faculty and staff since 1989 when it began as Engineering Computer Operations (ECO). In 1995, ECO was renamed as Information Technology and Engineering Computer Services (ITECS). ITECS is now known as Engineering Information Technology. In the course of its history, our staff has worked to meet the growing demand for computing innovation in engineering education. More about NC State’s engineering IT history.
Who we Serve
2 National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers
24 research centers, institutes and laboratories
2 national nuclear consortia
1000+ graduate assistants
Our Core Values
We value the opportunity to provide reliable and responsible service to the College of Engineering. We solve problems, develop technologies, and build infrastructure by listening to the people we serve and working to meet their needs.
We value the resourcefulness of our people to overcome obstacles. We collaborate with our stakeholders to build and acquire technologies, and to turn them into valuable college assets. We also share knowledge and scale solutions to benefit the larger NC State community.
We value effective technological innovation. We enable information technology to play a significant role in the education of students and the creation and transfer of new knowledge. We seek excellence in all our endeavors and are committed to continuous improvement.