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    I'm starting civil engineering at the University of Southampton in September and I just have a few questions about the IT requirements of the course and how that stuff all works.

    - Does your personal laptop need to be able to store and do everything for engineering programs that might be a part of the course?
    - Or are there public PC's available for that kind of thing?
    - What sort of laptop is recommended for engineering? (ie what specs)

    Also one off topic question. Is there anything you would tell a new student, having been at the university, that the university don't like to tell us while we are applying or confirming?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Hey there mate,

    I am (now) a Third Yr Aero/Astro in Spacecraft Engineering. To quickly answer your question:

    1) Yes certainly. iSolutions can give you free access to AutoCAD, Solidworks (another CAD program), MatLab, MS Office.... etc etc

    2) There are literally thousands of comps which have most of the eng software. FOr the "industrial" software, you can access them from your Civ Eng building.

    3) Most "modern" laptops can run all of the software. But ideally something with a separate graphics card

    Ummmm, well I would like to think that we are pretty open about the info we give (Well I am anyway). If you have any questions what so ever, please PM me

    Have a great day!
 
 
 
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