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Computer Requirements

Laptop computers are required for all engineering freshmen. Other requirements for new students entering the college can be found here. 

Minimum Computer Requirements for Engineering Students

Items Laptop Computer
CPU Intel Compatible
Ram 8 GB
Hard Drive 250 GB
Wireless Internet Access 802.11g or better wireless network capability
Operating System Windows 10 (preferred) or Mac OS
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  1. Additional information is available at the Office of Information Technology. You may also contact the help desk at 865-974-9900 or via this OIT web contact form.
  2. Chromebooks or Chrome OS do not meet these requirements.

The college recognizes that the computer ownership requirement may represent an additional financial burden. If you receive financial aid through UT’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, the cost of your computer can be considered an additional cost of attending the university. Consideration of the added expense is not automatic. You must go to the financial aid office and request an Appeal for Budget Increase form at the time you are required to purchase the computer (at the beginning of your freshman year).

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