We provide excellent systems and services, and friendly support to show you how to use them. Whether you want to use high performance computing facilities and leading industry software, develop your IT skills, or just connect to the network, we can help.
Fast and reliable, accessible from anywhere
We offer high speed networking and wireless connectivity, providing you with access to a wealth of online services including our virtual learning environments, library resources, secure file store and university email.
Our IT services are accessible from both on and off campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, giving you the flexibility to work whenever and wherever you prefer. If you live in campus accommodation, you will be able to connect to the campus network within your room.
High performance computing
Carry out simulations on our industrial-grade facilities (based on Linux) using applications from leading software developers, as well as developing and testing your own. Our Research Computing Team will be there to support you, if you need them.
Industry standard software
Access some of the world’s best commercially-relevant software, including Abaqus, Ansys, CATIA and MSC Nastran and Patran, used in industry to solve real-world problems. Matlab, SPSS and Nvivo are also available and you can install many of these packages on your own devices. Whilst you are one of our students, you can also receive up to five free copies of the latest Microsoft Office suite via Office 365 to install on both PCs and MACs, as well as five copies for tablets and smartphones.
Developing your skills
Whatever your current level of knowledge, we can show you how to improve your use of a wide range of software packages, from Microsoft, SPSS and Matlab, to our specialist engineering applications. We are also an approved test centre for ECDL. So whether you are interested in improving your employability, or just meeting the requirements of your course, our qualified trainers can help. They offer a comprehensive range of classroom-based courses, in addition to online training, which can be customised to meet the needs of particular groups.
Encouraging successful, challenging working relationships with fellow students, colleagues and industry partners is core to the Cranfield experience. In addition to web conferencing facilities we provide technology enabled study spaces to support group working and sharing ideas.
Our service desk
If you need advice or help, we offer a dedicated IT service desk as your first point of contact either online, by telephone, by email or in person, 8am-8pm on weekdays. We are there to provide assistance and advice across the whole range of IT services available, including helping you to connect and use your own devices.