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Engineering Computing Center


The Engineering Computing Center(ECC) is located in SAL 125. The ECC entrance is located on the west side of the building.  The ECC contains Macs and PCs for students taking at least one Viterbi class during the semester to log into and use. Computing labs may be reserved for hands-on instruction.


On-site support for the ECC is available at the front desk in SAL 125.
Contact: (213) 740-1062


Spring Operating Hours
1/3/17 – 1/8/17
8:00am – 8:00pm

1/9/17 - 5/10/17
Monday - Friday
Open 24 hours a day, Closed at midnight on Friday
Saturday - Sunday
Open 6:00am - Midnight



The ECC is equipped with wēpa cloud-based printing. Standard letter black&white and color printing are available. Students can print via cloud drives, web, email, mobile and USB. More information can be found here.

Forms of Payment
The wēpa print station accepts credit card, USC card, and wēpa print card.

Price Per Print
Single-sided B&W: $0.09
Double-sided B&W: $0.17
SIngle-sided Color: $0.45
Double-sided Color: $0.68

wēpa Support
Monday - Sunday
6:00am - 4:00pm PST 

Loaner laptops

20 Macbook Pros are available for check out at the ECC front desk. You must be enrolled in at least 1 Viterbi course and have a valid USC ID to be eligible. Laptops may be checked out for four hours. You will be emailed confirmation of the laptop loan and required time of return. Students must agree to the Student Laptop Loan Agreement prior to checking one out.

Click here to see a list of software installed on the loaner laptops. For more information, please visit the ECC front desk. 

Software Available in the ECC

To see what software is installed in the ECC, visit the following link.
Viterbi Software List


Open Lab

During the semester, Open Lab hours are reserved for each ECC classroom for students to use the computers. Please refer to the ECC classroom calendar for Open Lab hours. You may also inquire with the front desk what the Open Lab hours are for each classroom. TAs may also meet with students in the classrooms during Open Lab hours. Note that during Open Lab hours, the classroom is available to all. There will be no exclusive use of the classroom during Open Lab hours. Once designated as Open Lab, reservations could not be made for those times.

Group Study Rooms (SAL 109)

4 group study rooms will be available for collaboration. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are a party of 1, you may be asked to vacate the room for teams of 2 or more. While class is in session, group study rooms will be unavailable.

SAL 109D is also equipped with a wePresent wireless presentation system. Instructions are posted in the room or can be found here. For additional information, see the ECC front desk.

Collaboration Spaces (Open Space)

5 collaboration spaces are available. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are a party of 1, you may be asked to vacate the space for teams of 2 or more.

Computing Labs
Room SAL 109 SAL 125 SAL 126 SAL 127
Type Instructional Computing Lab Open Area/Lobby Instructional Computing Lab Instructional Computing Lab
Computers 30 PC Desktops
1 Instructor Desktop
16 iMacs 36 PC Laptops
1 Instructor Desktop
36 PC Desktops
1 Instructor Desktop
Furniture Type Fixed Tables Fixed/Mobile Tables Mobile Tables Fixed Tables
Whiteboards 2 8 (2 per group space) 4 1
Equipment DVD/VCR Player
Fabric screen
HDMI Connection
2 LCD Projectors
Network LAN jack
Wireless Microphone
5 Digital Displays
WePresent Display
*Document Projector
5 Digital Displays
HDMI Connection
Document Scanner
DVD/VCR Player
Fabric screen
HDMI Connection
4 LCD Projectors
Network LAN jack
2 Smart Boards
*Document Projector
DVD/VCR Player
Fabric screen
HDMI Connection
2 LCD Projectors
Network LAN jack
Wireless Microphone
*Document Projector

 *One document projector is avaialble for instructional use only. Inquire with the front desk.

Lost and Found

We understand that sometimes it’s easy to forget items in the Engineering Computing Center. If you have misplaced something, check with the front desk to see if the item was turned in. Please provide a description of the item especially if there's anything on the item that could denote ownership. The Lost and Found is emptied at the end of each semester. Any items remaining will be discarded.

Last Updated: 1/4/2017