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 Building, Room 115 (1102 sf + 26 sf service)
Faculty: Hubbard, Giles
Managing Staff: Fortin, Goebel
Support: or 617-353-1244


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


  • 21 ThinkCentre M83 With Windows 7
    • IntelCore i5 & 8GB of RAM
  • 21 Nexsys3 FGPA development boards
  • 1 Signal/Function Generator
  • 3 Agilent Oscilloscopes
  • Speakers
  • Canon Projector


  • Altium 15.0
  • Firefox ESR
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • Google Chrome
  • Matlab/Simulink 2015a
  • McAfee 8.8
  • Microsoft Office 2013 with Visio & Project
  • Modelsim SE
  • TI Code Composer Studio
  • Visual Studio .NET 2013
  • Xilinx ISE Design Suite
  • MobaXterm