Computer Requirements

Computer Requirements

All incoming undergraduate students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are required to have a laptop.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that his or her laptop meets the following minimum requirements:



Intel® CoreTM  i5, or i7 or equivalent AMD processors


8.0 GB RAM or greater

Hard Drive 

512 GB or greater  


Minimum: Integrated video card 

Recommended: Dedicated video card 

Network Card

Integrated Wireless 802.11ac



Operating System 

Windows 10  

*Mac users can use Boot Camp, VMware, VirtualBox, or Parallels, however, these options may require more powerful machines to run.

Microsoft Office (free to download for students)

AutoCAD & Revit (student version free to download)


*Additional software may be required for other classes.  

*Tablets are not recommended.

Student discounts on hardware and software are available at the Campus Store.