Computing & Technology

Benson Hall Computer Labs


Benson Hall is home to two computer lab rooms dedicated to the undergraduate and graduate students of the Chemical Engineering department.

Undergraduate Computer Lab - BNS 125

This room is restricted to Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Students.

The Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Computer Lab in Benson Hall 125 contains workstations designed to support the technical needs of the students throughout their time in the department. Inside the lab are 38 Apple iMac desktop computers, each with Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra, all accessible by your NetID.

Available software on Windows 10:

  • aspenONE (version 8.6)
  • COMSOL Multiphysics (version 5.2a)
  • MATLAB & Simulink (version 2018a)
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
  • PyCharm Community Edition

Available software on macOS High Sierra:

  • COMSOL Multiphysics (version 5.3)
  • MATLAB & Simulink (version 2018a)
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2016
  • PyCharm Community Edition

Technical Specifications:

  • Apple iMac 21.5"
  • 3.6GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
  • 32GB RAM 2400 MHz
  • 512GB SSD
  • AMD Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB VRAM
  • Retina 4K - 4096-by-2304 native resolution display

Graduate Computer Lab - BNS 356

This room is restricted to Chemical Engineering Graduate Students.

All Graduate Students of the Chemical Engineering department can use the dedicated Computer Lab located in Benson Hall 356. Inside the space are 9 Lenovo ThinkCentre workstations, each equipped with a variety of software. Access to this room requires a departmental building key. Please see the Benson Hall 105 Front Office space to request this key.

Available software:

  • aspenONE (version 8.6)
  • COMSOL Multiphysics (version 5.2a)
  • MATLAB & Simulink (version 2015b)
  • Microsoft Office 2013

Technical Specifications:

  • Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p
  • Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
  • 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA Quadro 600

​Lab Policy

No food or drinks are allowed inside the Benson Hall computer labs. Please keep the lab areas clean and check with the Benson Hall 105 front office for Lost & Found.


Email for issues regarding any of the workstations in the computer labs. Please include the computer number - for the Undergraduate Computer Lab workstations, this is labelled in the back and starts with "CHEN-125".