Hardware Requirements for Worldwide Courses

To support your academic success, Embry-Riddle Worldwide recommends purchasing a new desktop or laptop computer at the start of your program. Discount opportunities for computers are available through our preferred vendor Dell.

ERAU does NOT recommend the use of mobile devices such as Android or iPhones, tablets, or Chromebooks for taking or teaching classes at ERAU. They have limited functionality and may not allow you to install or use tools required for some classes.

The table has the recommended hardware requirements for your computer while taking Worldwide courses at Embry-Riddle. Additional hardware information for Canvas and EagleVision (using Zoom). Mac users will need to visit the Mac Users page of this guide for additional requirements.

Below lists the minimum requirements to take any courses in Canvas. For most programs, we highly recommend that your computer be no more than 3 years old in order to properly run course specific software.

Current Hardware Requirements (last updated June 2022)
Name Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
Operating System Windows 10 or higher, macOS 11 or higher Windows 11 or higher, macOS 13 or higher
Processor 2.5 GHz i7-7700 Quad Core 3.6 GHz or higher
RAM 8 GB 16 GB or more
Monitor Resolution 1024 x 768, 32 bit color 1280 x 1024, 32 bit color
Video Integrated Graphics 2 GB video card
Dedicated video memory rather than integrated is recommended for engineering students.
Hard Drive 120 GB 256 GB or more
Sound 16 bit sound card and speakers 32 bit sound card and speakers
Internet Connection 1.5 Mbps download and 800 kbps upload

Note: For the best experience, EagleVision courses require use of a wired internet connection.
3 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload
Web Camera Built-in webcam External webcam
(recommended: Logitech HD Pro C920)
Headset with Microphone A headset with microphone is required for most courses, tutoring, and/or virtual meetings.
(Example: Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset (JUG-00013)

Not sure what operating system or internet speed you have? Perform a free Computer Check.

Canvas and EagleVision using Zoom Requirements

Online course content and activities are hosted in the Canvas learning management system. Review the Canvas computer specifications to ensure your computer meets the minimum requirements. If you are enrolled in an EagleVision course, the Zoom System Requirements page lists the minimum requirements for running the virtual meeting software.