The IT structure of the Computer Science department is set up to give students and faculty powerful places to learn and do research in software development, data science, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, networking, game development, and software engineering.

The IT infrastructure is built on a hybrid environment that combines on-site resources with powerful and flexible cloud services from AWS and Wasabi. This environment makes it easy to set up and run a wide range of server operating systems and scalable configurations for educational and research purposes.

The regular computer science environment is integrated into the DU IT structure by utilizing the on-campus 1Gbps LAN and fast wireless connection, which are available for all classes and computer labs.

For specific projects, specialized cybersecurity network environments are isolated and safely provided to model all types of security thread situations.

Data storage needs in computer science are met by the AWS EFS file system network storage and the Wasabi cloud object storage. The cloud providers backup all data.

At ECS-358, we have a Mac computer lab that provides an educational environment with Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows operating systems.

To gain access to CS IT services, all CS students, TAs, faculty, and staff must first create a user account. Please fill out this form to request an account.

As a CS student, you can get free memberships to Microsoft Azure Developer and VMware, which you can request here.

If you have any questions, please contact the CS Systems Engineer via e-mail at, by phone at 303-871-3299, or by visiting ECS-256.

If you have any questions or problems with your DU.EDU accounts, DU web space, billboards, or banner systems, please contact DU IT division support at 303-871-4700 or