Computer Specifications

Engineering IT provides technical support for academic, research, and administrative computing services to the McKelvey School of Engineering. Our resources include computer‐aided teaching classrooms, laptops, software, and consulting services via the EIT Helpdesk.
We recommend all students obtain a laptop. The University is a Dell Preferred customer, but any brand will do. Please visit www.Dell.com/wustl (School of Engineering) for student discounted rates and options. For questions pertaining to accessing a laptop, please speak with your Engineering Student Advisor.

Minimum laptop requirements are below.
  • Laptop
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB Ram (16 recommended)
    • Storage: 256 GB minimum (SSD is preferred, not required)
    • Camera/Microphone: Either built-in or external
    • Warranty: 3 year minimum
  • MacBook
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 8‐16 GB
    • Storage: 256 GB (SSD is preferred, not required)
    • Camera/Microphone: Either built-in or external
    • Warranty: 3 year minimum

The EIT Help Center can assist you with all your technology needs. We also provide access to a laser color
printer and color plotters for your poster printing needs.

For more information, please visit the EIT website.