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Fowler School of Engineering

Computer Recommendations

» Computing Recommendations

As a Fowler Engineering student, your computer will be an essential tool for your coursework and should meet the following minimum requirements:

Macs

  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Quad-Core Core i5 processor or higher
  • Main Memory: 16GB RAM or higher
  • Hard Drive: 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD) or larger
  • Wireless Networking: 802.11 a/g/n/ac
  • Wired Networking (optional): 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Operating System: MacOS Mojave or higher

A USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter is recommended for newer machines that do not support a standard USB-A port.

Windows

  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Quad-Core Core i5 processor or higher
  • Main Memory: 16GB RAM or higher
  • Hard Drive: 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD) or larger
  • Wireless Networking: 802.11 a/g/n/ac
  • Wired Networking (optional): 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Professional or higher

Need a laptop?


The Laptop Loan Program allows qualified students to borrow a MacBook Pro or Dell Precision laptop from the Fowler School of Engineering for use during the semester.

Chapman-Provided Software


Chapman’s Information Systems & Technology office provides software licenses for students.You can view the list of available options on IS&T’s Software page