MAE Space Access Procedures

Access Information

Access to all MAE spaces is through Card Access or Hard Keys. Regardless of whether a key is needed or card access needs to be activated, the request form must be completed and approved by your supervisor. 

If a key is needed, you will be notified when the key is ready for pickup. Keys are picked up from the main office (EB3 3002). The key must be returned to the department when you complete your appointment in that space or graduate. A Key Return lockbox is located outside the main office door for convenient returns.

Card Access utilized your NCSU ID card to access spaces. Card Access is administered by the university’s SAT Department. When your request is approved by your supervisor, the department’s access representative will submit the request to the SAT department to request access. This access can take up to 24 hours after your request is approved to become active, though it normally only takes a few hours. 

Note: If you are the President of one of the MAE Student Organizations/Teams and are submitting access requests for the entire team, please email the names and ID#s for all team members to and copy the team’s faculty advisor so they can approve the team access request.


For access to all spaces, please complete the MAE Key/Access Request Form


Exceptions: Due to the nature of the equipment in the following labs the MAE Additional Clearance Form must be completed and returned to Jessica.

  • HB 103 (Subsonic Windtunnel)
  • HB 104 (Engine Test Cell)
  • EB3 1001 (Laser Cutter, 3-D Printer, Instron Material Tester, Chemical Fume Hood)
  • EB3 2206 (MAE UG Lab- Thermal/Fluids)
  • EB3 2208 (MAE UG Lab- Structures) 
  • EB3 2216 (Dynamics and Controls)