Computer labs

Student computing labs are situated across campus and in residences for your convenience. Labs are equipped with computers that are installed with useful course or faculty-relevant software. Use your student card to access the labs and please abide by the . Note that certain labs are set aside for teaching purposes and can be booked by staff, during which time they will be unavailable to students. Please view the current for student computing labs.

There are many labs on campus and some of them are managed by ICTS, under contract to the faculty. The following computing labs are managed by ICTS:


Who can use it?

Lab location

Health Sciences student computing labs

All Health Sciences students as well as students taking courses in the Health Sciences Faculty.

Anatomy building and Health Sciences library, Medical School

Engineering & Built Environment (EBE) Labs

The Red and Red Extension Labs are primarily for Engineering teaching classes

5th Floor, Menzies Building

The Green Lab is a discretionary use lab, but gives preference to teaching.

3rd Floor, Menzies Building

ChemEng Lab is for Chemical Engineering undergraduate students only.

Basement level, New ChemEng Building

Elec-Mech Lab is open to Mechanical Engineering, Electrical-mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics students.

Electrical Mechanical Engineering Building

MechEng design Lab is only open to Mechanical Engineering students.

Menzies Building

EBE - CAD and Studio Labs, City Planning and Landscape Architecture Labs

Undergraduate Architecture Lab is dedicated to undergraduate Architecture students.

Centlivres Building

Studio Lab 3 may only be used by fifth-year postgraduate students.

Studio Lab 4 may only be used by sixth-year postgraduate students.

Planning Lab may only be used by Masters students.

CEM Lab may only be used by Construction Economics Management students.

1st floor, New Snape Building


Sci Lab D and Annex is mainly used by the Department of Statistics.

Room 1.14, Ground Floor, PD Hahn Building

Sci Lab A and B are mainly used by the Computer Science Department.

Room 1.06, Ground Floor, Computer Science Building

Sci Lab C is mainly used by the Departments of Chemistry, Botany and Molecular & Cell Biology

Fourth Floor, RW James Building

Residence Labs

The Baxter Student Learning Centre may be accessed by all UCT students.
In other res labs use is restricted to students residing in that res.

  • Baxter Student Learning Centre
  • Clarinus Lab
  • Forest Hill Lab
  • Liesbeeck Lab
  • Obz Square Lab
  • Rochester Lab