Computer Requirements

Recommended Hardware

Laptop with:

  • Windows 7 operating system
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM
  • Minimum core i5 processor
  • High-end video card
  • Built in webcam and audio

Recommended Software

  • LabVIEW: the software is installed in all of the Eng computer labs; however a student version can be purchased by each student by following this link:
  • MS Office: each student can purchase his/her own copy by contacting the Western Book Store
  • Matlab and Maple: there are two options:
    1. Western has a site licence for Maple and MatLab, and the students can remotely access the software by following this link:
    2. Each student can buy his/her own student version from Campus Computer Store