Labs & Software

The computer recommendations pdf details hardware and software recommendations for CDM students.

To help students who need a computer to effectively participate in academic activities, CDM is offering a Laptop Loaner Program.

students working together using a computer 

CDM Labs

Hundreds of workstations are available in labs and classrooms at the CDM Center, Daley Building, DePaul Center, and the Lincoln Park Student Center.

Computer Labs
Instructor and student viewing medical image on computer 

Research Labs

Students and faculty collaborate in our research labs and centers, which are equipped with the advanced technology, software, and experimental tools to support their research endeavors.

Labs & Centers
student using a laser cuutting machine 

Idea Realization Lab

The IRL and IRL2 are student-driven makerspaces that encourages the pursuit of thinking through making. With locations in the Loop and Lincoln Park, IRL houses all types of creative equipment, from traditional woodshop tools to a variety of state-of-the-art fabrication tools, like 3D printers, thermal formers, laser cutters, sewing machines, and more.

student coding 


CDM students have access to free and discounted software for educational use.