FDU and the School of Computer Sciences and Engineering provides an open lab for the general use of computer science students. The open lab is located in the basement of Becton Hall, room 104.

Lab facilities include 20 IBM Think Centre M51 PC's, printing via either laser printer or line printer, internet access, and use of university software (MS Office 2003, Visual C++, Visual Basic, JAVA, etc.).

The lab is staffed by graduate assistants, graduate staffers, and undergraduate lab assistants during normal hours of operation. Additionally, classes are taught in the open lab whenever scheduled by the faculty.

Help with programming assignments and general computer use are provided by the people currently working with in the lab.


Electronics Labs

Most Electrical Engineering and Engineering technology classes and labs are conducted in these two facilities located in rooms 202 and 203 of the Muscarelle center. These labs are equipped with modern analog and digital equipment that provides support to a large number of student and faculty projects. These labs are also installed with state-of-the art audio visual equipment to facilitate on-site presentations.

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  • Agilent Digital Oscilloscope with GPIB

  • Agilent Function Generator

  • Agilent Multimeter

  • HP Power Supply

  • Instek Power Supply

  • BK Precision Power Supply

  • Instek Function Generator

  • BK Precision Function Generator

  • Instek Analog Oscilloscope

  • Phillips Oscilloscope

  • HP Spectrum Analyzer

  • Digital Trainer Kit


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The Main Computer Labs

The main computer labs located in rooms 206 and 207 in The Muscarelle Center, form the backbone of most of the research, teaching and project work that the department engages in. Installed with state-of-the art IBM workstations, these labs have the capacity to seat 60 students. Overhead projectors and other audio visual equipment are also installed at these facilities.

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Software and Hardware Capabilities:



  • Matlab and Simulink

  • MathCAD

  • AutoCAD 2007

  • Multisim

  • Electronics Workbench

  • System View

  • Xilinx

  • Primavera

  • RISA

  • Win Breadboard

  • AutoDesk VIZ

  • GAEA Construction Software

  • PSpice

  • CCNA

  • Mentor Graphics VLSI

  • CATIA V5

  • Microsoft Visual Studio. NET

  • Windows XP

  • Linux Redhat


  • Intel P IV Processor, 3.00GHZ , 500MB RAM

  • HP Designjet Printer

  • HP Laserjet printers

  • Spartan FPGA Boards

  • Texas Instruments DSK Kits

Networking Labs



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Machine Shop


The recently upgraded Machine shop has become the prototyping center for most student projects on campus. In addition to this, the lab also offers machining support during lab renovation and up gradation. The shop’s most successful product has been the FDU Mini-Baja, 90% of which was fabricated on-site.

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  • Tool room lathes

  • Micro Lathes

  • Dual Axis Cutting Band-saw

  • Micro Mill

  • 10 Ton Hydraulic Press

  • Cold Cut Chop Saw

  • Mobile MIG and ARC Welders

  • Heavy Duty Drill Press

  • Sheet Metal Shears

  • Angle grinders

  • Bench Grinders

  • Pneumatic Ratchets and cutters



Fluid Flow and HVAC Lab

Located in the Basement of the Muscarelle Center, this lab facilitates over 10 experiments in Fluids Mechanics and Thermodynamics. In addition to the various standard fluid flow equipment, the lab also has two brand new HVAC trainers that were donated courtesy of the Mechanical Contractor’s Association of New Jersey (MCA-NJ).

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  • Honeywell Process Control trainer

  • Hampden HVAC Mechanical Trainer

  • Hampden HVAC Electrical Trainer

  • Friction Loss Apparatus

  • Hydraulic Bench

  • Reynolds Number Apparatus

  • Refrigeration Cycle trainer



Construction and Material Testing Lab


The Construction and Material Testing Lab is the largest lab in the Muscarelle Center and is located in the Center’s basement. The lab is home to numerous material, soil and construction testing equipment. The FDU concrete canoe is also fabricated at this facility.

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  • Tinius Olsen Compression and Tensile Tester

  • Soil Test equipment

  • Concrete Mixers

  • Electronic Charpy impact tester

  • Tinius Olsen Torsion tester

  • Soil test ovens

  • Surveying equipment


High-Tech Auditorium

The recently renovated facility that has a seating capacity of 115, is where several departmental meetings, conferences and student presentations are held. The auditorium is equipped with two large flat-panel plasma displays and modern acoustic systems that provide ambient and crisp audio visual recording aids for events of any nature. The entire room is controlled by a Crestron control panel.

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Contact us:

Issues regarding the Computer Sciences and Engineering labs can be addressed to the School’s Computing Systems Lab Director,  Reji Joseph (

Issues regarding ANY other lab at Fairleigh Dickinson University can be address by contact Bob Pelech,Director of Computing Services, at 201-692-7111.