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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 Texas A&M University 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 that the needs of an engineering student are met throughout a four-year degree plan. 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 these listed devices.



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 and 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 and 12th Man Technology. To contact DellU sales regarding your purchase, please email Alissa_Stevens@dell.com. To contact 12th Man Technology at the MSC regarding your purchase, call 979-314-0537, email msc@12thManTechnology.com or visit the MSC 12th Man Technology location in the basement of the MSC on campus.
  • MacBook laptops are being sold by 12th Man Technology. To contact 12th Man Technology at the MSC regarding your purchase, call 979-314-0537, email msc@12thManTechnology.com or visit the MSC 12th Man Technology 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 12th Man Technology. To contact 12th Man Technology at the MSC regarding your purchase, call 979-314-0537, email msc@12thManTechnology.com or visit the MSC 12th Man Technology location in the basement of the MSC on campus.


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 to obtain the software. A student is considered enrolled at Texas A&M after attending the New Student Conference 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.