Laptops and Software

Computer Support

The Engineering & Design Department provides access to all software and hardware needs in the computer labs in the Ross Engineering Building.  Remote desktop is also available. 

For questions, please send an email to: engd.compsupport@wwu.edu.

student at computer

Laptop recommendations:

Industrial Design, Manufacturing Engineering, and Polymer Materials Engineering students:

Model: Dell Precision 3570

Operating System: Windows 10 64 bit

Processor: Intel i5 10th gen or better

Ram: 16 GB

Storage: 256 GB ssd or larger

Video Card: Nvidia Quadro P520 or better

Electrical and Computer Engineering Students:

Operating System: Windows 10 or 11 64-bit

Processor: Intel i5 9th gen or better

Memory: 8 GB or higher

Storage: 256 GB or larger solid state drive

Video Card: Integrated

Remote Access:

Students who have a device but can’t run required software, can remotely connect to an engineering lab computer. You can use this website: https://remoteaccess.labstats.com/western-washington-university to remotely access the ENGD lab computers. 

For questions or concerns, please email engd.compsupport@wwu.edu.