Minimums & Suggestions

DECS staff will consult with you and help you research systems given any specifications that you may have for a new computer. Given that technology changes rapidly and user needs can vastly vary, we do not provide or post recommended systems.


Incoming engineering students should purchase a computer they are comfortable using.  Any new computer will be able to handle the undergraduate class requirements.  Mac and PC systems are both supported. Comfort and possible portability are what we stress as important factors when deciding on a computer. Also, engineering computing labs are available 24/7, should any computing needs arise while in the Engineering Building.


Consider purchasing your computer with an extended warranty that includes coverage for accidental damage.  Most major brands offer this type of extended coverage.


If you would like assistance with designing a specific system, or have us review your specifications, please contact or stop by the DECS office during our hours of operation.