Information for New Students
Mechanical Engineering students are required to have a personal laptop computer that is powerful enough to support the demanding video and computational requirements necessary for coursework. The laptop should be capable of running Solidworks 2014 (system requirements are listed at http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/SystemRequirements.html).
- Intel i7 Quad Core processor
- Windows 7 (64 bit) or Windows 8/8.1 (64 bit)
- 8GB of RAM
- Dedicated video processor compatible with SolidWorks (certified cards and drivers)
- 500GB hard drive
- Wireless Ethernet (802.11 g/n)
- Three-year warranty
- Microsoft Office
Students do not need to purchase SolidWorks at the present time.
The Mechanical Engineering department requires students to own a calculator and recommends the TI-89 model from Texas Instruments.