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Here is a list of the minimum technology needed to complete your petroleum engineering online learning coursework successfully.


The computer requirements recommended by the college of engineering should be fine. We also suggest:

  • Robust video card
  • Sound card
  • Speakers
  • Webcam *REQUIRED* - We suggest Logitech Webcams

Internet Connection

The courses and other information come to you over the internet, so you must have a reliable, strong connection.

Additional Required Hardware

  • External hard drive
  • Printer (or printer access)
  • Scanner (or scanner access)

Software Requirements

  • Check your email account regularly
  • Get an Antivirus
  • Install multiple internet browsers on your computer
  • Make sure you have fairly recent versions of Excel, PowerPoint and Word