College of Aeronautics and Engineering Technology 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.

Aeronautics Majors 

B.S., Aeronautics, Professional Pilot

  • Required: Beginning Fall 2022,  all students will be required to have an iPad as part of their flight training within the Professional Pilot Concentration. 

    • There is not a specific iPad generation we recommend, as long as it can support:

      • The latest iOS software;

      • An additional capacity of at least 30 GBs; and

      • Still has respectable battery life.

    • Many students will purchase a keyboard for their iPad and use it as their primary device for all their college classes. More information will be communicated as you approach the beginning of your flight training courses.

B.S., Aeronautics, Air Traffic Control; Aeronautics, Aeronautical Studies; Aeronautics, Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • Required:  A portable computer with a keyboard and the ability to run either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox; Many students will purchase an iPad and keyboard to use as their primary device for all their college classes.

M.S., Aviation Management and Logistics

  • Required:  A portable computer with a keyboard and the ability to run either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox; Many students will purchase an iPad and keyboard to use as their primary device for all their college classes.

Aeronautics Minors 

Aviation Weather, Aircraft Dispatch, Private Pilot, Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • Required: Beginning Fall 2022,  all students will be required to have an iPad as part of their flight training within the Professional Pilot Concentration. 

    • There is not a specific iPad generation we recommend, as long as it can support:

      • The latest iOS software;

      • An additional capacity of at least 30 GBs; and

      • Still has respectable battery life.

    • Many students will purchase a keyboard for their iPad and use it as their primary device for all their college classes. More information will be communicated as you approach the beginning of your flight training courses

Engineering Majors 

All Engineering and Engineering Technology Majors 

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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