Laptop Requirement

September 3, 2014

laptop policyBy now, all UAB engineering students should have a laptop with the necessary software installed for each of their classes. If you are a student who is having trouble with your laptop, or if you have not yet installed the software required for your courses, please visit BEC 357 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Personnel will be on hand during those hours to answer technology-related questions or to assist with installing software. No appointment necessary.

For more information, please check out the links below.


Full Laptop Policy

Frequently Asked Questions

Recommended Configurations (Dell site)


Things to Know

  1. Windows-based laptops only. Apple products or computers that use a Linux operating system may not run required engineering software.
  2. Software will be installed on each student’s laptop, allowing remote access to School of Engineering resources through a virtual private network (VPN).
  3. Rooms that previously housed computer labs will be available as student work spaces, but students will have to bring their own laptops.
  4. IT support will be available weekdays in BEC 357 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.