There's no doubt about it: we live in an age of high-speed information exchange and of the absolute necessity of proficiency with information technology. Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering is no exception, with computers used for teaching and research and all sorts of communication in between. For those reasons, CAEE, in conjunction with our industry partners , devotes considerable resources to Information Technology Support and Services (ITSS), especially with our highly-skilled and extremely helpful ITSS staff. (You can find a diagram of ITSS's organization and oversight linked off this page.)
The Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering department has several computer labs for undergraduate and graduate students to use. These facilities include the following: the Learning Resource Center, which contains more than 125 high-end workstations and supports more than 100 computer applications; the Virtual Design Lab, which is a computer aided design (CAD) lab; and the University Co-op CAEE Student Lounge, which contains several rooms specially equipped and reserved for students working on team projects.
Several programs are in place to enable incoming and current engineering students to purchase their own laptops and software at significant discounts. The Cockrell School of Engineering's Laptops for Learning Initiative provides recommended configurations for laptops and tablets, while the Campus Computer Store located on the main UT campus is a one-stop shop for educationally priced computers, software, peripherals, and other IT supplies. Software is also available through the Cockrell School of Engineering.
You may also want to consult UT's Information Technology Services main page.