Prospective Student Resources

Computer/Laptop Specification

Engineering software can use a lot of computer resources so the recommended computer/laptop requirements are as follows:

Operating System

Windows 7 64-bit and above


6 GB or more recommended


Intel or AMD with SSE2 support. 64-bit operating system recommended

Graphics Card

2 GB

Hard disk

500 GB

Here is a list of software that students might have to use:

  • AutoCAD 2014
  • AspenV8.2
  • MATLAB 2014b
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2014
  • Solid Works 2014
  • West Point Bridge Designer 2014
  • Maple 18
  • Minitab 17
  • Super Pro Designer V8

Note: It is possible to run most of the engineering software on Macintosh but we recommend Windows since all of our labs use Windows.