Mechanical Engineering

For the School of Engineering, students should have a Windows® or Linux® computer (or a Mac, running Windows) that has as much random access memory (RAM, minimum 4 GB, preferably 8GB) and hard drive space as possible. Student laptops should also have a wireless card that supports at least 802.11G, preferably 802.11N.

Engineering majors will not have a lot of high-powered software that they will need to install on their own machine, but they will have a lot of programs running at the same time , hence the preference for more RAM.