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Tech requirements

Computer Science, Cybersecurity, & Data Science

Each student is required to have a reliable laptop capable of running software provided by the university, such as JetBrains IDEs, Jupyter Lab, Visual Studio, Wireshark, and other compilers and related programs. The following minimum specifications for a laptop are strongly recommended.

  • CPU: modern 64 bit processor with at least two physical cores
  • RAM: 8 GB (minimum)
  • Storage capacity: 256 GB (minimum)

Most modern operating systems should work fine. Popular choices include Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Virtual machine software, the Cyber Security Engineering Lab, and cloud compute resources will also be provided to support running required software.