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The Department is based in the McCrea building right in the heart of the campus. Computer Science students benefit from a range of computer facilities in addition to those available for other students.

The primary undergraduate service uses the Linux operating system and provides a rich variety of programs: Java, C++, Matlab, Perl and many hundreds more programming languages and software packages. This service is networked, so it can be accessed from anywhere in the world and students often login from home, or from halls of residence. Data cabling has been installed in all halls, except the Victorian houses, to provide students with Internet access, and wireless access is available almost everywhere. Around the campus there are 650 open-access PCs for you to use.

The department also provides a Computational Media Lab containing a number of Lego Mindstorms kits and 25 PCs with advanced graphics cards. This is used to support first year robotics as well as some of the third year courses, especially those in Computer Games and Digital Music.  This lab also has some Xbox 360s which can be used to test the games developed in those courses.


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