Services Engineering Computing
Providing IT Services and Support
the College of Engineering to
DECS provides IT support for the administrative, research and academic needs of the College of Engineering at Michigan State University-- including the computing and networking infrastructure. The services offered
- Storage and backups
- Wireless and wired networks
- Email and other network resources
- Many common and engineering-specific software packages
- IT security
- Resources for web and database hosting
- Programming and development
- Multimedia resources
- The sale of computer hardware and accessories
- Bulk purchasing
All College of Engineering faculty, students, staff, visiting scholars and guests may have an engineering account (EGR NetID) to access all of the engineering computer systems and resources. To learn about the benefits associated with your account, what features are available, edit and review your account settings, or if you would like to apply for an engineering account of your own, see the EGR NetID page.
Engineering offers and supports a variety of software packages available to all engineering users.
Engineering supports an email system available to anyone with an EGR NetID. SPAM and virus filtering is implemented.
Backups are performed on all user file systems, mailboxes and web pages. Restoration of user files can be done by following these instructions.
All accounts have a home directory which is for storage of the user's personal data and information. DECS provides a separate area for web space related to classes, research projects, and administrative uses. DECS also provides additional disk space for classes as requested by instructors. Research projects are granted shared space as requested by the primary investigator.