Effective Fall 2020, all students pursuing a degree offered by the University of Alabama College of Engineering are required to have a laptop which meets or exceeds the minimum specifications below.
2022– 2023 LAPTOP SPECIFICATIONS
- It is highly recommended that students in any of the engineering degree programs have a Windows-based laptop. Computer Science and Cyber Security students are excluded from this recommendation and can use either a Windows or Mac laptop.
- Many engineering software packages only run on Microsoft Windows
- Students who opt for a Mac are responsible for installing and maintaining Windows Operating System if Windows-based software is required for any classes
- The College of Engineering cannot provide technical support for installing or troubleshooting Windows on a Mac laptop
ALL UA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOWING SOFTWARE AND USE IT FREE OF CHARGE AS LONG AS THEY ARE ENROLLED:
*indicates software that will not run natively on Mac operating systems
For additional information please visit: http://tech.eng.ua.edu/laptop/