All Campbell Engineering majors are required to have a laptop computer capable of running the industry-standard engineering software that we will provide you (free of charge!) in the fall. This requirement is mandatory. Your laptop will be used regularly in class and for assignments and is necessary to succeed in the engineering program. Student laptops must meet or exceed the minimum laptop specifications. Note that School of Engineering specifications differ from and exceed the University’s general recommendations.
If you already own a laptop, determine whether it meets our minimum specifications. You are NOT required to purchase a new laptop unless your current laptop does not meet these minimum specifications. A Standard laptop which meets School of Engineering specifications and a more powerful Advanced laptop are available through Dell and the Campbell University Bookstore. We recommend that you take advantage of these options if you decide to purchase a new laptop.
Should you choose to order a laptop elsewhere, you are responsible for making sure that it meets the minimum School of Engineering specifications. Questions about computing needs and specifications may be directed to Dr. Lee Rynearson of the School of Engineering at firstname.lastname@example.org. The FAQ may also address your questions.
Living With The Lab Kit
Students taking ENGR120 and ENGR121 are required to have the Living With The Lab (LWTL) Kit. The Kit is available from the Campbell University Bookstore, or students may assemble their own (this allows some personalization and may result in a lower price). If students wish to assemble their own LWTL kit, care must be taken to obtain comparable or better items. In some cases, substitutions are not permitted.
Bookstore Pre-Order Form
If you wish to purchase the laptop and/or lab kit from the Campbell Bookstore, send a pre-order form form to the Bookstore by July 15.