Computer requirements for Spring 2017 and Summer/Fall 2017 entering students.
All incoming Engineering Freshmen and Transfer students are required to own or purchase a Microsoft Windows based laptop computer. Students must bring their laptops to class as course work often requires the use of a computer. Apple - MAC computers are not compatible with all engineering application software that is required for engineering course work.
Minimum requirements are listed below.
Does not meet class work requirement.
|Windows 8x, 10 Professional 64Bit
||Does not meet class work requirement.|
|Microsoft Office||This is available for free by using your MyNova user id and password at the following link.
|256GB Solid-State Drives (or SSDs) are preferred for better performance
|Gigabit Ethernet Port
|Intel i5, Intel i7 Recommended
|Video, Discrete Recommended
|Onboard USB Ports
Required, some applications and labs may require the use of USB connection
USB 3.0 ports Recommended
Q: Am I required to have a laptop?
A: Yes, Engineering students are required to have a Windows based laptop.
Q: Do I need to bring my laptop to class?
A: Yes, students are expected to bring their laptops to class with required software installed. Laptops are required for course work and labs.
Q: Does an Apple MacBook meet the Engineering Computer Requirement?
A: No, many engineering application require a Windows 64Bit OS.
Q: Does Villanova have a computer purchase program?
Q: Where can I get help if I have questions about the Engineering computer requirements?
A: Contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Can Engineering applications be run directly from the network?
A: Yes, most Engineering application are available on vDesktop, our virtual desktop service.