Welcome to the beginning of a great career in electrical or computer engineering!

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a computer lab with 35 of the most up-to-date computers with the latest engineering software to meet your course needs.

Recommended minimum laptop configuration:

  • Core i5 processor above 2 GHz - The fastest speed/processor you can afford is best
  • 13-inch display
  • 4 GB of RAM - Recommend 8 GB of RAM
  • 128GB storage - Hard drive or SSD drive
  • DVD burner - Optional
  • Windows x64 or MAC operating system
  • Extended warranty and/or insurance policy 

The Computer Store

The Computer Store can offer advice on Lenovo, Dell, MAC laptops, and tablets for students.

The Computer Store has the best prices for various software packages including Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 365, plus many other Microsoft products and engineering programs.

UA Virtual Lab and Free Matlab 

Our new UA Virtual Lab is available through My Akron. Students can access selected applications, including Office, Solidworks, and AutoCAD from any location at any time. 

Free Matlab and Anti-Virus software is available through My Akron.  To access, login and click on "Help Center." Under the heading “Home use software downloads,” you can install Matlab.  Carefully review the PDF instructions for entering the required passcode.

For more information, contact The Computer Store at 330-972-5308 or Gregory A. Lewis, Director of ECE Technical Services at 330-972-7619.