Laptop Requirements

The School of Engineering & Applied Science utilizes the most up-to-date teaching techniques both in and out of the classroom. All engineering and computer science students are required to have a laptop computer for their course work.

2020 Approved Laptops for Engineering and Computer Science

Additional option for Computer Science

Requirements:

  • Advanced graphics card (Some models include ATI FireGL, ATI FirePro, NVidia Quadro FX line)
  • 500Gb free hard drive space for required apps

Recommendations:

  • A four-year warranty
  • An extra power supply
  • A network adapter (Most laptops no longer come with one)
  • A portable mouse is helpful.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our computer partners promise to offer a fair discount for Gonzaga families, however there are likely to be sales. Please look closely at the graphics card and hard drive space before buying any computer from an outside source. 
 

The laptops on the approved laptop list were selected to meet the needs and requirements of the different software packages that you might use during your time at Gonzaga. We do recommend that you choose a model from the list provided. We cannot verify that all the required software will run properly on other machines.

 

The laptops on the approved laptop list were selected to meet the needs and requirements of the different software packages that you might use during your time at Gonzaga. We do recommend that you choose a model from the list provided. We cannot verify that all the required software will run properly on other machines.

 

Unfortunately due to some of the software packages that you could be using as an upperclassman, we had to limit the laptop choices to only PCs for most engineering students. Computer Science students may bring an Apple laptop.

 

Most engineering software doesn't work on Mac products.

Computer Science programs are too large to run properly on the MacBook Air.

 

All Computer Science and Engineering students have access to an online repository of all apps/software used in SEAS programs.