Computer Resources

Requirement for Entry Level Student Computers
Departments within the College of Engineering are increasingly integrating the use of portable devices in their daily activities, even further with the use of MoLE-SI (Mobile Learning Environment and Systems Infrastructure) which facilitates the integration of many curricular activities that use this infrastructure for the development of future engineers.

Currently the college requires students to have an entry level (primary) portable computing device. Note that secondary computing devices like tablets can be used, however they are not considered primary computing devices.

Entry Level Portable Computing Device

This recommendation will work well for all academic degrees within the College of Engineering as an entry level computing. Be sure to check with individual academic departments for any advance configuration requirements.

Recommended specifications for College of Engineering entry level device:


Processor: 2.3GHz Intel i5 (Dual core) or AMD equivalents
Memory: 8 GB
Available Storage: 250 GB
Screen Size: 14 inches
Screen Resolution: 1920x1080 (1080p)
USB Ports: 3
Wireless adapter: 802.11n
External USB Backup Storage: 500 GB
Portable Storage: 8GB USB flash drive
Battery Life*
Warranty: Recommended 4 years
NOTE: Extended battery life is recommended as long as it does not severely limit portability since additional battery cells add weight to the portable device.


OS: (PC) Windows 10 (64b) /(Mac) OS X 10.12 (Sierra)
Microsoft Office and other software can be acquired free of charge after enrollment. For details please check

Secondary Mobile Device

Tablets, iPads, and other IOS/Android mobile devices may be used as secondary computing devices. From Microsoft: only the Surface Pro tablet series of products are supported/recommended by the College of Engineering IT department.

Financial Aid

Financial aid up to $2,000 can be used towards the purchase of the above portable device. Please download this form for more information: Financial Aid for Engineering Mobile Computing Device, fill out and send to:

Office of Financial Aid 
Tennessee Tech University 
Box 5076 
Cookeville, TN 38505 
Office: (931) 372-3073 
Fax: (931) 372-6309 

Tax Free Weekend: The State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. For additional information please refer to their website

For additional inquiries please contact Marbin Pazos-Revilla , the College of Engineering IT Specialist.

Follow this link for more information about MoLE-SI.

Faculty and Staff can report computer and computer related problems using the HelpDesk FootPrints.


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