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Computer Requirements for Herff Features

Every year, software tools become more entwined with practice of the engineering profession. In addition to preparing our students for professional practice by teaching them how to use these tools, our undergraduate curricula employ software tools to efficiently and effectively deliver subject matter expertise, to enhance student-teacher interaction, to assess student learning, and to increase student achievement. Therefore, the faculty of the Herff College of Engineering requires that each student enrolled in the college’s programs possess computing resources that meet or exceed certain minimum specifications.

Any student enrolled in engineering courses is expected to be able to bring to class a computer that supports use of the following software in a classroom environment.

Operating System:
Windows 7 Professional or equivalent


  • Microsoft Office Professional
  • Antivirus software

The following are discipline specific software requirements:

  • Biomedical Engineering:  MATLAB
  • Civil Engineering:  none
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering:  MATLAB
  • Engineering Technology:  Visio 2010, Project 2010
  • Mechanical Engineering:  MATLAB

Recommended Hardware:

  • Laptop or equivalent
  • Core i7 processor or equivalent.
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Video display with resolution of 1366x768
  • DirectX Compatible Video with 512 MB RAM
  • 500 GB internal hard drive
  • IEEE 802.11g wireless capability
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Dr. Erno Lindner

Dr. Erno Lindner, R. Eugene Smith Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award at the University of Memphis.

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