Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL)



An instructional and research lab, the Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL) supports courses and research on the economical design of reliable software for large-scale and embedded computer-based systems. The laboratory provides students with state-of-the-art workstations for the design, implementation, and testing of software and programmable hardware.

There is a Private LAN for developing network protocols or testing embedded systems.

Lab Info

Location: Photonics room 115 (1102 sf + 26 sf service)
Faculty: Hubbard, Giles
Managing Staff: Goebel, Hamdi
Support: or 617-353-1244


EC307, EC311/312, EC327, EC330, EC410, EC441, EC447, EC450, EC504, EC512, EC518, EC535, EC551, EC700, EC712, and EC751.


  • 21 Dell 755 Optiplex Computers
    • Windows 7
    • 2.67Ghz Core2 Duo processors
    • 2GB RAM
  • 21 Spartan6 FGPA development boards
  • 1 Signal/Function Generator
  • 3 Agilent Oscilloscopes
  • Speakers
  • Canon Projector


  • Altium 9.0
  • Firefox
  • Adobe Reader
  • Google Chrome
  • Matlab/Simulink 2013a
  • McAfee 8.8
  • Microsoft Office 2010 with Visio & Project
  • Modelsim SE
  • TI Code Composer Studio v5
  • Visual Studio .NET 2012
  • VMware Player
  • Xilinx ISE Design Suite
  • MobaXterm