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)