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Computer Policy

The School of Engineering does not have specific computer requirements for our students.  Students may follow the College’s general computer hardware and software requirements policy: or their own preference for laptop or desktop computers.  Some new students wait until they arrive on campus to better understand their computing needs prior to purchasing.

Please note that ALL engineering and other software that you need to complete your coursework will be available on computers in Armstrong Hall and the STEM building. Although, some students choose to purchase and load student-versions of engineering software on their personal computer. Be sure to look at the system requirements of various software that you may want to download on your personal computer including but not limited to Solidworks, MATLAB, Mathematica, Ansys, Xilinx Vivado, and spice tools. Additionally, some programs may only be available for Windows operating systems therefore if you decide on purchasing a MAC operating system you should consider installing Boot Camp.