Students are not required to have their own computer.

Some of the high level software students will use is only accessible on the workstations in the engineering building. There are many workstations in the Acopian Engineering Center.

Should students choose to have their own computer, there are no requirements; it’s a matter of preference. However, much of the engineering software that is available for download is made for Windows. Use on a Mac requires installation of a Windows emulator, which takes substantial disk space.

For students who chose to bring their own computer, a Windows 10 laptop is recommended with:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 or AMD equivalent
  • Display: 14” or larger, built in web-cam, microphone
  • Memory: 8GB or higher
  • Hard Drive: 256GB SSD or higher
  • I/O ports: Two USB 3.0 ports
  • Video out: HDMI or DisplayPort
  • Wireless: AC preferred, N minimum
  • OS: Windows 10 (preferred) 

For additional information, visit the Technology Help page FAQ.