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Friday, May 20, 2011
Laptop Computer Requirements for 2011-2012

Please note that the laptop computer requirements for the School of Engineering & Computational Sciences are different from the general University.   All Freshmen and Transfer Engineering students entering Fall 2011, or Spring 2012 are required to meet the minimum laptop computer requirements.

All incoming Engineering Freshmen and transfer students are required to purchase MatLab with Simulink ($99 download).  This software is required for all engineering students.

Microsoft Windows is provided free of charge to all student within the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences via MSDNAA.  Students will have access to this software after drop add.

You can view and purchase your computer at the Liberty University IT Marketplace or from your vendor of choice. The IT Marketplace is a site contains special pricing for our students.

If you wish to use another system, it must meet the requirements listed below.


Minimum Laptop Computer Specs. for Fall 2011-2012

  • Processor...................................(PC or Mac) 2.0 Ghz Core 2 Duo or better
                                                                         iCore 5 or iCore7 Processor (Especially for Engineering)
  • Memory...................................... 4 GB RAM (4GB recommended for 64bit OS’s)
  • Video Card...................................at least 128mb video
  • Hard Drive...................................at least 250 GB or better (7200RPM or better recommended)
  • Optical Drive...............................at least DVD/CDRW (DVD+/-RW recommended)
  • Network.......................................Gigabit Ethernet and Wireless 802.11 a/g/n
  • External Ports: USB 2.0 or 3.0
  • Additional Accessories: Built-in Webcam, external USB Hard Drive of 1TB or more

 Operating Systems By Degree Program:

 Engineering

  • Windows 7 Professional, or Mac OS X
  • Linux instruction will be provided at LU

Computer Science

  • Windows 7 Professional, or Mac OS X
  • (Linux instruction will be provided at LU)

Information Systems

  • Windows 7 Professional, or Mac OS X

Web Technology & Design

  • Windows 7 Professional, or Mac OS X

** Mac users will need Bootcamp(Free), VirtualBox(Free), VMware Fusion (Free) with Windows)


Required Software:

For support or questions regarding LUSECS MSDNAA access, please call 434-592-7150.

Microsoft Office 2010 (Windows Users).................................................................................$62.35
Microsoft Mac Office 2011 (For mac users)............................................................................$62.35

MATLAB & Simulink Student Version Release 2010................................................................$99.00

Free Software for Engineering & Computational Science Students:

 

The MSDNAA includes software such as Windows 7, Visio, SQL Server 2008 and more.  This is provided to all  Engineering and Computational Science Students FREE of charge.
(LUO does not qualify)
- VMWare Fusion for Mac
- VMWare Workstation
- VMWare ESX vSphere Advanced
- and more...
 
   
   
   
   
   
   

 


 


 
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