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


The computer requirements for the college of engineering should be sufficient. We recommend:

  • Intel i7 processor
  • 8G RAM
  • 256G hard drive (or better)
  • robust video card
  • sound card
  • speakers
  • webcam *REQUIRED* - We suggest Logitech Webcams

Internet connection

This is a program delivered over the Internet, so you must have a reliable connection.

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

Additional Required Hardware

  • external harddrive
  • printer (or printer access)
  • scanner

Software Requirements

  • You will be given an email account that must be accessed regularly
  • You will need an Antivirus
  • It is highly recommended that multiple browsers be installed on your computer
  • You will need MS Office 2010 or higher (needs to include Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

Software Secure Remote Proctoring

Proctoring services can be used at the discretion of the professor of record. Each class may be different. Check with your professor.

Information on proctoring systems can be found here Remote Proctor Now.