Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

MSMT Technical Requirements

To participate effectively in the online school, you will need the following:


Minimum system requirements are listed below for Windows and Macs. However, some courses have more advanced system requirements. Extra requirements for each course are listed in the Courses pages.

Minimum software requirements:

Mac Users

  • OS X 10.10 or higher
  • Latest version of Google Chrome
  • Use of IUware products and services at

Windows Users

  • Windows 8 or higher (10 recommended) 
  • Latest version of Google Chrome
  • Use of IUware products and services at

Minimum hardware requirements

  • Processor Core i5 (i7 recommended)
  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • 1 TB or more of Storage: 512 Internal/512 External
  • Cloud Storage option or Access to IUbox account at
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Webcam/ Microphone
  • Internet connection with at least 20-25 Mbps download speed ( to verify or download the Speedtest by Ookla app from your mobile app store)

Computer Skills

A student must be able to 1) log onto an internet service provider and utilize a web browser, 2) use a word processing program, 3) send and receive e-mail and file attachments, and 4) download files and install downloaded software. To test and verify your internet readiness visit the sites below and take the readiness assessment quizzes:

Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire

Course Specific Requirements

Some courses have additional hardware, software, and textbook requirements, which will be listed in the syllabi.  The latest syllabi for courses are available on the Courses pages.  Optimal system performance may vary based on the third-party products involved.  While IUPUI Faculty and Staff will do their best to provide general assistance, the student is responsible for contacting third-party manufacturers if they believe the product purchased is defective or requires technical support.