Technology Required

For successful completion of your petroleum engineering distance learning coursework, you will need the following minimum technology. 

Computer: (these are the lowest computer requirements, it would be better to exceed these characteristics)

  1. Windows 7
  2. Intel® Core™ i5 quad core
  3. operating speed 2.5 GHz
  4. 8 GB RAM
  5. 500G hard drive
  6. video card with at least 2GB RAM
  7. sound card
  8. speakers
  9. Webcam *REQUIRED* - We suggest Logitech Webcams

Broadband Internet connection: (this is a program delivered over the Internet, you must have a reliable connection)

  1. Ethernet (company LAN) or
  2. Cable modem connection
  3. Fiber
  4. At least 50Mbps download, 10Mbps upload (

Additional Hardware:

  1. additional storage at least 512GB of extra storage (thumb drive, flash drive, external hard drive, cd burner, dvd burner)
  2. printer or printer access
  3. scanner and/or fax machine access

Software Requirements:

  1. You will be given a Texas A&M Gmail account that must be accessed regularly.
  2. Antivirus protection
  3. It is highly recommended that multiple browsers be installed (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox)
  4. MS Office 2010 or newer (needs to include Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

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