Computer Requirements

Students studying landscape architecture are required to have a computer by the beginning of the second semester of their first year of study. We encourage them to have their own personal laptops equipped with the required software listed below.

PC – Windows (Current Version)

Intel Quad Core i7 processor, 2.5GHZ or AMD equivalent compatible with Windows 10 Pro (free from OnTheHub)

  • 512GB SSD storage
  • 16GB+ RAM
  • Wireless 802.11 AC
  • 4GB dedicated graphics card
  • 15” minimum display

Mac – Apple (Current OS)

Intel Quad Core i7 processor, 2.5GHZ or higher must be dual boot with Windows 10 Pro (guide for Boot Camp)

  • 512GB SSD storage
  • 16GB+ RAM
  • Wireless 802.11 AC
  • 4GB dedicated graphics card
  • 15” minimum display

Required Software

  • Autodesk AutoCAD Current Academic Version (Windows)
  • Autodesk software can be obtained from Autodesk Education
  • Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Rhino 6 Student
  • ArcGIS for Student Use (not needed before fall of third year for undergrad students)

Recommended Software

Recommended Accessories

  • 8GB+ USB flash drive
  • Carrying case for laptop and accessories
  • Surge protector
  • External monitor >15”
  • 1TB External hard drive
  • Computer warranty (three years with accidental damage coverage)

Dual Boot for Macs

Mac users must install a Windows 10 Pro partition using Boot Camp.

Language Settings

Since the language of instruction is English, students must use English as the system language setting (guide for Windows 10 and Mac).