Technical Requirements – Engineering Programs

Engineering Programs Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements at a Glance
Operating System Windows 2000, XP, Windows 7, or Vista
Note: Software used throughout this program may not be compatible with a Mac operating system, therefore, the use of Mac is not supported by engineering online programs.
Processor 1 GHz or higher
Memory 256 MB of RAM
Hard Drive Space 500 MB free disk space
Browser We recommend the latest Canvas-supported version of Firefox or Internet Explorer. To determine if your browser fits this criteria and for advice on downloading a supported version, please refer to the following ITS knowledgebase article: http://kb.its.psu.edu/cms/article/6
Plug-ins Adobe Reader [Download from Adobe]
Flash Player (v7.0 or later) [Download from Adobe]
Students should have the ability to install other web browser plugins as needed (i.e. Adobe connect browser plug-in)
Additional Software Microsoft Office
iTunes
Internet Connection Broadband (cable or DSL) connection required
Printer Access to graphics-capable printer
DVD-ROM Required
Sound Card, Microphone, and Speakers Required
Monitor Monitor (Capable of at least 1024 x 768 resolution)
Additional Hardware It is a requirement for this online program that students have ready access to a document scanner that allows for the creation of PDF files, which will enable students to submit handwritten homework and exams in several of the mathematics-based courses.

Not sure if your computer is set up correctly? You can use the links below to test your settings:

  1. Adobe Acrobat
  2. Cookies
  3. Frames
  4. Java
  5. JavaScript