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Computer Policy

In the School of Engineering Technology, our undergraduates benefit from being part of a technology-enhanced learning community. Our faculty have trained on innovative software packages and introduce them to students as part of their classes. Students then have the capability to use those packages on their personal computers during or outside of class. All students entering the School of Engineering Technology will be required to have a notebook computer that meets our hardware and software requirements. You may purchase your notebook from your preferred vendor or you may choose to take advantage of our negotiated packages through the University of Maine Computer Connection. We’re excited to offer you this flexibility. In turn, it’s your responsibility to select a unit that meets or exceeds the following system specifications.

Recommended hardware requirements

  • Intel I5 or higher or AMD equivalent processor
  • 4.0 GB of memory (RAM)
  • 320 GB hard drive
  • CD/DVD drive or burner
  • Wireless network connection

Recommended operation system

  • Windows 7,
  • Windows XP SP3

Recommended software requirements

  • Antivirus software. Registered students can download free antivirus software from the University of Maine Information Technologies site (
  • Microsoft Office Suite 2007 or later. Students can purchase discounted academic license of Microsoft Office suite at University of Maine Computer Connection.