I don't see any special requirements noted for engineering students at VMI. However, I'm curious if any current engineering students have specific suggestions or comments to add. I'm asking because several of the other schools my son considered had different computing requirements for those in engineering programs. For example, VaTech required a tablet due to specific software they used. Any similar situations at VMI? I'm pretty much assuming he needs to max upgrade whatever laptop we end up getting him in anticipation of any ME specific applications he has to install. The ME page on their website notes a CADE lab w/ what I hope is out of date spec's on the hardware & software used but nothing about special individual computing requirements.