Engineering Computer Requirements & Recommendations

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Engineering Computer Requirements & Recommendations

For optimal performance in their coursework, it is advised that engineering students purchase a laptop meeting or exceeding the specifications outlined below. Multiple courses mandate the use of personal computers both on and off campus. We have emphasized the minimum requirements and provided recommendations based software requirements.

On this website, you’ll find universal recommendations for all entry-level courses across the college. However, as you progress into a degree program or specialization, the program’s expectations may increase these requirements. Most engineering applications are incompatible with operating systems such as macOS or Linux. MacOS and Chrome OS have very limited support and are not recommended.

  Minimum Requirement
Operating System: Windows 10 Professional
(MacOS and Chrome OS are not recommended)
Processor: Intel 12th Gen i5 or i7
Memory: 16GB RAM
Storage (Hard Drive): 512GB NVMe SSD

MacOS and Chrome OS have very limited support. If you have already purchased an Apple laptop, we suggest purchasing Parallel Desktop® and Windows Operating System, enabling you to operate Windows operating systems and applications on your Mac. 

Note: Using Parallel Desktop® does not provide a guarantee that applications will run on MacOS, Linux, or Chrome OS