How To Get An Account

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If you are an undergraduate student registered in an ECE course, we will automatically create an account for you. At the end of the first week of classes, you will be able to claim your account using the Self-Service ECE Account Management tool at

You must change your password promptly and at least once every term to prevent it from being deactivated.

If you are also taking Computer Science courses, your username may be the same as the username in Computer Science. However, your ECE and CS accounts are distinct -- they have independent passwords and separate home directories.

All Others

All other accounts are created upon receipt of appropriately authorized application form.

  1. Print the account application form. Both you and your supervisor need to complete and sign it. For your convenience, you can fill in the PDF before printing.
  2. Bring the form to Ken Mador in Mcld 113. If you have a UBC student or employee number, you also have the option of emailing it (as a PDF file) to instead of applying in person.
  3. When we create your account, you will be asked to choose a sufficiently complex password, and enter it on a keyboard. Alternatively, you can use the Self-Service ECE Account Management tool to set your password.

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