College of Aeronautics and Engineering Computer Recommendations

Starting Fall Semester 2020, all incoming freshmen will be required to have their own personal portable computer. Please find your major below and make sure that you have at least the device required by your program. 

NOTE:  Any student, regardless of their major, that is planning to take ENGR 13585: Computer Aided Engineering Graphics, will be required to have a computer that meets the requirements for the engineering and engineering technology majors.

Computer requirements are listed by major/minor below. Please find your major/minor to ensure that your computer satisfies the requirements.

  • Major - Professional Pilot, Air Traffic Control, Aeronautical Studies, Unmanned Aerial Systems and

  • Minors including - Aviation Weather, Aircraft Dispatch, Private Pilot, Unmanned Aerial Systems

    • Required:  A portable computer with a keyboard and the ability to run either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.  Macintosh/Apple computers are not recommended.

      • Additional Recommendation (not required):  An iPad Pro 11

  • Major – Aviation Management and Logistics

    • Required:  A portable computer with a keyboard and the ability to run either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.  Macintosh/Apple computers are not recommended.

  • Major – All Engineering and Engineering Technology Majors (including Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology)

            All engineering and engineering technology students will be required to have a laptop that satisfies the requirements in the table below.  There are recommendations and requirements listed.  The software packages that the College uses are Windows based and do not have versions available for a Mac.  As such, Macintosh (Apple) laptops are not recommended due to driver and support incompatibilities.  Students arriving with Macintosh (Apple) laptops will not have computer support available.

Recommended (better performance)

Required 

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional 64-bit

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional 64-bit

Processor:  Intel® i7, Xeon Multi-Core or newer processors

Processor:  2.5 GHz or greater

3.0 GHz or greater processor speed

2.5 GHz or greater processor speed

16 GB RAM Memory or greater

16 GB RAM (this may result in slow response time)

15.6" HD Widescreen LED Display or greater

14” HD Screen or greater

500 GB Hard Drive or greater

128 GB Hard Drive or greater

Graphics:  Dedicated NVidia video adapter with at least 4GB RAM

Graphics:  1 GB RAM with 29 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

Wireless Network Adapter

Wireless Network Adapter

USB Mouse

USB Mouse

 

NOTE:  The above requirements/recommendations are driven by Autodesk Inventor 2020 software requirements.  For additional system requirement information, check the company website at knowledge.autodesk.com.       

 

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