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


The computer requirements for the Texas A&M University College of Engineering should be sufficient. We also recommend a webcam, such as Logitech Webcams, and headphones with a microphone.

Internet Connection

This is a program delivered over the Internet, so you must have a reliable connection of at least 200 Mbps.

  • Ethernet (company LAN) or
  • DSL connection or
  • Cable modem connection

Additional Required Hardware

  • printer (or printer access)
  • scanner

Software Requirements

  • You will be given an email account that must be accessed regularly
  • It is highly recommended that multiple browsers be installed on your computer
  • You will need Microsoft Office 2016 or higher (needs to include Excel, PowerPoint and Word)