Every year, software tools become more entwined with practice of the engineering profession.
In addition to preparing our students for professional practice by teaching them how
to use these tools, our undergraduate curricula employ software tools to efficiently
and effectively deliver subject matter expertise, to enhance student-teacher interaction,
to assess student learning, and to increase student achievement. Therefore, the faculty
of the Herff College of Engineering requires that each student enrolled in the college’s
programs possess computing resources that meet or exceed certain minimum specifications.
Any student enrolled in engineering courses during the 2013-14 Academic Year is expected
to be able to bring to class a computer that supports use of the following software
in a classroom environment.
Windows 7 Professional or equivalent
- Microsoft Office Professional
- Antivirus software
The following are discipline specific software requirements:
- Biomedical Engineering: MATLAB
- Civil Engineering: none
- Electrical and Computer Engineering: MATLAB
- Engineering Technology: Visio 2010, Project 2010
- Mechanical Engineering: MATLAB
- Laptop or equivalent
- Core i7 processor or equivalent.
- 8 GB RAM
- Video display with resolution of 1366x768
- DirectX Compatible Video with 512 MB RAM
- 500 GB internal hard drive
- IEEE 802.11g wireless capability