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Hardware Specifications for Students

As technology will be a major component of your education at MC, the following hardware baseline specifications will help prepare you for online learning and ensure that all systems used will function properly.  
Some areas of study may have more requirements than the minimum recommendations listed below. For more information about your specific area of study, please contact your professor.
For all other questions, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Internet Options:
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Education/Social Sciences
Computer Hardware Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating System (OS) - Windows 10 - 64 Bit
  • Processor - Intel Core i3 series (8th gen, 2 core, 4MB cache, 2.1Ghz and up)
  • Memory (RAM) - 4/8GB RAM
  • Hard Drive - 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD) or higher

Engineering
Computer Hardware Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating System (OS) - Windows 10 - 64 Bit
  • Processor - Intel 8th Generation i5/i7 or better
  • Memory (RAM) - 16GB RAM or higher
  • Hard Drive - 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) or 500GB Hard Disk Drive
  • Graphics Card - NVIDIA or AMD

Nursing
Computer Hardware Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating System (OS) - Windows 10 - 64 Bit
  • Processor - Intel 8th Generation i5 or better
  • Memory (RAM) - 8/16GB RAM
  • Hard Drive - 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) or higher

Science/Technology/Math
Computer Hardware Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating System (OS) - Windows 10 - 64 Bit
  • Processor - Intel 8th Generation i5 or better
  • Memory (RAM) - 8/16GB RAM
  • Hard Drive - 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) or higher
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