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The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Graduate Programs

Computer Requirement

Effective Fall semester, 2011, all Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering undergraduate and graduate students are required to either purchase or have access to a laptop computer capable of running modern office productivity software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or Google Documents) and Remote Desktop Connection. At a minimum, the systems should therefore meet the following specifications:

Operating System

  • Windows 7 x64 bit or higher
  • MAC OS 10.10 or higher

Processor Architecture

  • Intel Core i5 or i7, gen. 3 or newer
  • Equivalent AMD processor


  • Minimum 4 GB of RAM
  • Recommended 8 GB of RAM or higher

Hard Drive

  • 500 GB or better


Student Computer Discounts

  • Apple – Up to 15% discount
  • Microsoft – Save 10% or more

[Last updated 12/2016]