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:

Model: Dell Precision 3551

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

Ross Engineering building computer labs provide:

Model: Dell Precision Tower 3420

Operating system:  Windows 10 64 bit

Processor: Xeon E3-1245 (quad core 3.7 GHz)

Ram: 16 GB

Storage: 500 GB sata ssd

Video card: Nvidia Quadro P600

Power supply: 240W

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 ET262 and ET308 lab computers. 

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