Computers and IT

Computing Device Requirement

All students are required to have a computing device to help maximize your success in a range of class scenarios during your college career. Students majoring in engineering, mechanical engineering technology, and engineering management should plan to have a laptop for in-class instructional purposes in required Engineering Fundamentals courses.

Students living off campus are strongly encouraged to have regular and reliable Internet access.

System Recommendations

Computer Labs

You’ll have 24/7 access to workstations in the VanPelt and Opie Library, including software specific to your classes/major and unlimited printing (though it’s convenient to have a printer in your room as well). You can check the availability of the labs closest to you on campus.


Free software downloads through the Software Distribution Center will be available to you for personal use beginning the first day of class. All software licenses remain active for use on your personal computer for as long as you are enrolled at Michigan Tech.

IT Services

Information Technology at Michigan Tech develops and supports technology solutions that enable Michigan Tech's faculty, students, and staff to excel in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and public service.

Face-to-face support is available during weekday business hours at the IT Service Center, located in the Van Pelt and Opie Library on the first floor near the main entrance. Remote assistance is also available.