MAE provides computing services for instruction, administrative staff, graduate labs (PCs and Linux workstations), as well as individual faculty research labs. Instructional labs include a 40 station PC-Windows lab, a Measurement and Instrumentation lab using Labview/Elvis, an Aerodynamics Design Lab, and a general graduate student lab. All labs are for MAE students and faculty only.
Students have access to download software from the College of Engineering at software.engr.ucdavis.edu
Incoming Undergrads: What PC (or Mac) should I have?
Note: If you know you are going to be a heavy user of SolidWorks its recommended your purchase a PC. MatLab is available on both Mac and Windows.