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Technology Recommendations

The University has a minimum technology requirement for students attending classes on campus or online. The main difference between the two engineering options are longevity and cost. Keep in mind that SOLIDWORK which is used in the bioengineering program and ArcGIS which is used in the civil and environmental engineering programs have compatibility issues with MacOS X and Chromebooks. 

University Minimum Requirement

Processor: Intel i-Series (i3, i5, i7, i9) or AMD Ryzen  or equivalent (2017 and later)

Memory: 8 GB RAM or higher

Hard Drive: 250GB or higher
(SSD preferred)

Webcam, Microphone, Speaker/Headphones

Wireless Network Card:

IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WLAN NIC
2.4 GHz
WPA2-PSK/WPA2-Enterprise
High speed Internet access at home
(10 mbps per device)

Engineering Recommendation Option 1

Processor: Intel i-Series (i5, i7, i9) or AMD Ryzen or equivalent (2018 and later)

Memory:16 GB RAM or higher

Hard Drive: 250GB or higher
(SSD recommended)

Webcam, Microphone, Speaker/Headphones

Wireless Network Card:

IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WLAN NIC 
2.4 GHz/5GHz Dual Band   
WPA2-PSK/WPA2-Enterprise
High speed Internet access at home
(10 mbps per device)

Engineering Recommendation Option 2

Processor: Intel i-Series (i5, i7, i9) or AMD Ryzen or equivalent (2019 and later)

Memory: 32 GB RAM or higher

Hard Drive: 512GB or higher
(SSD required)

Webcam, Microphone, Speaker/Headphones

Wireless Network Card:

IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WLAN NIC
2.4 GHz/5GHz Dual Band
WPA2-PSK/WPA2-Enterprise
High speed Internet access at home
(10 mbps per device)