All Ole Miss Engineering students are required to have their own laptop computer. This gives you the flexibility of running course software from both on- or off-campus locations.
Required laptop type and operating system
|Degree||Laptop type||Operating system|
|Biomedical engineering||PC or Mac||Windows, MacOS or Linux|
|Computer engineering||PC or Mac||Windows, MacOS or Linux|
|Computer science||PC or Mac||Windows, MacOS or Linux|
|Electrical engineering||PC or Mac||Windows, MacOS or Linux|
|General engineering||PC or Mac||Windows|
|Mechanical engineering||PC or Mac||Windows|
Apple users might need to download Windows 10 and get virtualization software.
Minimum hardware specifications
|Processor||Intel Core i5|
|Memory (RAM)||16 GB|
|Hard drive||500 GB SSD
AND external hard drive / flash drive
|Graphics card||AMD / NVIDIA with 1 GB memory
OR Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
|Wireless adapter||IEEE 802.11 wireless capability|
|Video conferencing||Webcam, microphone and speakers|
Students receiving assistance through the university’s financial aid office may request a cost-of-attendance increase for the purchase of a computer.
The University of Mississippi has student discount agreements with a variety of computer vendors.
The School and the University have some site licenses that allow enrolled students to load certain software packages onto their personal machines. Students should be aware that some of these packages do not run on all operating systems.
Students are responsible for supporting their own computers. While the School of Engineering IT office does not actively support student-owned computers, they are always happy to provide limited support and guidance to students and parents.