Computing Laboratory

The computing laboratory is mainly used for the teaching of undergraduate courses in Mathematics. Some senior courses in applied and/or computational mathematics are also taught there.

The laboratory has a scanner, black-and-white printers, a whiteboard in the front and a table for quiet discussion at the back. Printer "ug232" is for undergraduates. Undergraduates and postgraduates may print up to 400 and 1500 A4 pages respectively, and each printed side counts as one page.


Opening Hours


The computing laboratory is open 24 hours every day, with the following exceptions for classes:

2016/17 - Term 2

For MATH2221 - Mathematics Laboratory II

Every Monday : 12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Every Thursday : 2:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

For UGEC2532 - The Day After Social Network

22nd February, 2017 (Wednesday) : 2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

1st March, 2017 (Wednesday) : 2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

8th March, 2017 (Wednesday) : 2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

15th March, 2017 (Wednesday) : 2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

22nd March, 2017 (Wednesday) : 2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

29th March, 2017 (Wednesday) : 2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

5th April, 2017 (Wednesday) : 2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Laboratory Guidelines


  1. ONLY Mathematics major students and departmental staff may access the Laboratory. They may only use the computers for valid mathematics courses efficiently and non-wastefully - never for commercial purposes.
  2. All users must observe the Laboratory regulations posted at the Laboratory entrance to make the Laboratory safe and comfortable for proper use.
  3. All users are automatically governed by the policies in GEN002 (Computer Network, Policies and Guidelines on Access and Usage). The User Area of ITSC provides hard copies of these guidelines.
  4. We will suspend the Laboratory privileges of any user who violates the guidelines and regulations presented and mentioned here.
  5. All users have the responsibility to report:
    • system or hardware failure,
    • any abuse or wrongful usage of the computer facilities, and
    • any attack on the computer security system
    to the system administrators in the Laboratory directly.
  6. After using a computer, please select LOG OFF / RESTART instead of SHUT DOWN.


Notes for the Users


Do NOT turn off the air conditioners:
We frequently find that the air conditioners of our computing lab are turned off. PLEASE DO NOT turn them off under any circumstances. If the air conditioners are found out of order, such as dripping water, please report to the system administrators in the lab or general office staff (in Rm 220) as soon as possible.

Computer Labs are always low-temperature.
If you feel cool, please put on more clothes before going to the computing lab. Computing equipment is required to work under a certain temperature or their lifespan will be greatly cut short.