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Is a device really required?

Yes, your engineering education requires a computer to complement the course instruction.

If I own or choose to purchase a device not on the BYOD approved list, will I be able to use it and receive support from the BYOD help desk?

Approved devices will receive hardware and software support from the BYOD help desk within the college of engineering. Devices not on the list may not run the required engineering software needed for your program of study, therefore we can’t guarantee support for these devices.

Why are there specific requirements for my device?

These specifications ensure the needs of an engineering student throughout a four-year degree plan are met. The BYOD device list allows the college of engineering to easily support the hardware and software for these devices. The BYOD help desk can only guarantee the performance and support for the devices listed here.

Is there a difference if I purchase an Apple MacBook Pro or a Windows device?

Many advanced engineering programs only run on the Windows operating system. If you decide to purchase the Apple MacBook Pro, you will need to Boot Camp the Mac to run the engineering application.

How can I be considered for financial aid to purchase a computer?

For financial aid recipients, the purchase of a computer device can be considered in your cost of attendance. To request this, please complete the Request to Change Cost of Attendance form for Scholarships & Financial Aid. Submission of documentation does not guarantee additional aid will be awarded to you. In certain situations, you may not be eligible for additional funding.

Who should I contact regarding questions about my purchase?

  • HP laptops are being sold by Avinext. To contact Avinext sales regarding your purchase, call 979.595.2799.
  • Dell laptops are sold by DellU. To contact DellU sales regarding your purchase, please email
  • MacBook laptops are being sold by MacResource Computers. To contact MacResource at the MSC regarding your purchase, call 979.314.0537, email, or visit the MSC MacResource location in the basement of the MSC on-campus.
  • Lenovo laptops are sold by Avinext. To contact Avinext sales regarding your purchase, call 979.595.2799.
  • Microsoft laptops are sold by LiftForward. To contact LiftForward sales regarding your purchase, call 888.514.6539.

Will all software be free to students?

All software is available for free, with the exception of the Windows license for Mac users.

Can I get my free software prior to arriving on-campus?

Yes. Once enrolled at Texas A&M University, you may visit the Software Center at to obtain the software. A student is considered enrolled at Texas A&M after attending the New Student or Transfer Student Conference.

If my device breaks, what is the process for repairs?

For repairs on approved devices, contact the BYOD Help Desk to diagnose problems.

Who do I contact when software does not run on my machine?

For software inquires, please contact the BYOD Help Desk for assistance.