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    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Requirements for McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) Students

    The MSON continues to be committed to student success and has adopted a SofTest platform for testing. Among the many advantages of the use of this software is the ability of the student to use the product on a personal laptop. Thus, a laptop with the following specifications is recommended for use with SofTest.
    Macintosh:

    • Operating System: OS X 10.7 (Lion), OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), and OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported
    • CPU: Intel processor
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Hard Drive: 1GB or higher available space
    • Server version of Mac OS X is not supported
    • A working USB port is required
    • Internet connection

    Tablet:

    • ExamSoft does not support Tablet devices other than Surface Pro as detailed below

    PC Requirements:

    • Operating System: 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10
    • Only genuine, U.S.-English, French, Portuguese, Swedish, and British versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported
    • CPU Processor: 1.86Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or greater
    • RAM: highest recommended for the operating system or 2GB
    • Hard Drive: highest recommended for the operating system or 1GB of available space
    • A working USB port is required
    • Internet connection
    • Screen Resolution must be 1024x768 or higher
    • Adobe Reader (Version 9, 11, or DC)

    Recommendations for all other academic programs are coming soon.  

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    2016-2017 Academic Year

    2016-2017 Academic Year Tablet/Notebook Recommendations

    The University of Detroit Mercy has a formal tablet program in place for all incoming School of Dentistry students.  For more information on the School of Dentistry program, please visit the Dental Tablet PC page.

    The University of Detroit Mercy has recommendations (not requirements) for incoming students based on the various academic programs. 

    Across all programs, it is recommended that students have access to a notebook or tablet computer to support their studies.  WiFi is generously available in all academic locations on all campuses and limited in other locations such as the libraries, residence halls, Calihan Hall, games room, dining rooms, Titan Fit Zone, Grounds and many green spaces.  Although WiFi is very convenient, ITS recommends resident students use a network cable for a hard-wired connection within resident rooms to obtain the fastest possible speeds available.

    General Recommendation for Architecture Students

    PC notebook or Apple MacBook Pro with the following minimum specifications:

    • Processor: Core i5 Processor (2.3GHz or greater)
    • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 10 or Mac OS 10.10.
    • Display: 13.0" HD or larger
    • Ports: USB 3.0, SSD slot, Network or USB to Ethernet /Network adapter
    • Memory: 8GB
    • Hard Drive: 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm or SSD
    • Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi with Bluetooth
    • External Media: CD/DVD Burner or External hard drive for backups
    • Power: 5-hour battery life, spare battery or mobile charger
    • Security: Notebook security cable
    • Warranty: 4 Year Warranty, 4 Year Accidental Coverage

    *Architecture Students who elect to use an Apple notebook will need to acquire Parallels Desktop for Mac to operate Windows based applications starting in their second year of studies.  In addition to acquiring Parallels, the student will also be required to obtain a Windows operating retail license to legally and ethically run the Windows operating system through the Parallels Desktop software.

    *Digital Media Studies and Engineering students may wish to consider a larger size screen with a graphics hardware 3D Video Card (AMD, Intel or NVIDIA) due to the nature of their work.

    Applications used by all Students

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Applications used by Architecture Students

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader Free download from http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe CS Master Collection May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Adobe Flash Viewer Free download from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Player https://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

    Applications used by Digital Media Studies Students

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe CS Master Collection May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Adobe Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/


    Applications used by Engineering Students

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    ACDLabs - Chemsketch http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Arguslab http://www.arguslab.com/arguslab.com/ArgusLab.html
    AutoCAD-student http://students.autodesk.com/
    DNR-Garmin http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis/tools/arcview/extensions/DNRGarmin/DNRGarmin.html
    Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    GoogleEarth http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
    Image J Plugin http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html
    Java http://developers.sun.com/downloads/
    Maple May be purchased at a discount directly online at www.maplesoft.com
    MD-Solids http://www.mdsolids.com/download.htm
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visio May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visual C++ http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/downloads/default.aspx
    MiniIDE https://www.mgtek.com/miniide/
    QuickTime Viewer http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
    RISA-2D Demo http://risa.com/demos/demo_2d.html
    Scientific Calculator http://www.esbconsult.com/esbcalc/esbcalc.htm
    SEVE 1998 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs.  Just copy over.
    Shockwave Player https://get.adobe.com/shockwave/
    SitePlan Obtain from a faculty member.
    SSH (Detroit Mercy Site License) http://www.udmercy.edu/its
    Virtual Disk Drive Studio 1997 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs. Just copy over.
    Visual/Graphical Hec http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-dss/hecdssvue-download.htm
    HEC-RAS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-GeoRAS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-HMS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-GeoHMS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-SSP http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-RPT http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-ResSim http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-FDA http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-DSS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    VMD http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/
    West Point Bridge https://bridgecontest.org/resources/download/

    Applications used by Science Students

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    ACDLabs - Chemsketch http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Arguslab http://www.arguslab.com/arguslab.com/ArgusLab.html
    Image J Plugin http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html
    Java http://developers.sun.com/downloads/
    Maple May be purchased at a discount directly online at www.maplesoft.com
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visio May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    QuickTime Viewer http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/
    SSH (Detroit Mercy Site License) http://www.udmercy.edu/its
    Virtual Disk Drive Studio 1997 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs. Just copy over.

    Help Desk

    Detroit Mercy has a Help Desk that is located in Fisher 230.  Support is made available to students by contacting the Help Desk by phone at (313) 993-1500 or online by e-mailing helpdesk@udmercy.edu or by submitting a ticket through the Help Desk ticket system at http://hd.udmercy.edu.  Please contact the Help Desk for any questions regarding the Tablet/Notebook program.

    Acquisition Information

    If looking to acquire products, Detroit Mercy students have been extended educational benefits as noted on the following page.  Please do due diligence to verify that this is the best deal possible.  All transactions are between the student and the vendor.  Detroit Mercy has no part in the transaction.

    Software Notes

    The ITS department recommends acquiring software when needed instead of purchasing all at the beginning.  This approach ensures that the student purchases the most recently available version and ensures that the student does not purchase something that may not be used.

    AutoDesk License

    Students requiring software or license codes to operate AutoCAD or other Autodesk solutions are to register on the http://students.autodesk.com site.  Downloadable programs, serial codes and a learning community of users are available on the site.

    Microsoft Development Products for Computer Information Systems or Computer Science Students (ONLY!)

    Students learning development within the Computer Information Systems or Computer Science programs will receive access to download certain Microsoft development tools through Microsoft Imagine.  When taking a course that requires software, the instructor will work with the ITS department and an e-mail will be sent to each student with details for downloading software.  The instructor will initiate the request on behalf of the entire class at the appropriate time.  The ITS department cannot provide advance access.

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    2015-2016 Academic Year

    2015-2016 Academic Year Tablet/Notebook Recommendations

    The University of Detroit Mercy has a formal tablet program in place for all incoming School of Dentistry students.  For more information on the School of Dentistry program, please visit the Dental Tablet PC page.

    The University of Detroit Mercy has recommendations (not requirements) for incoming students based on the various academic programs. 

    Across all programs, it is recommended that students have access to a notebook or tablet computer to support their studies.  WiFi is generously available in all academic locations on all campuses and limited in other locations such as the libraries, residence halls, Calihan Hall, games room, dining rooms, Titan Fit Zone, Grounds and many green spaces.  Although WiFi is very convenient, ITS recommends resident students use a network cable for a hard-wired connection within resident rooms to obtain the fastest possible speeds available.

    General Recommendation for Architecture Students

    PC notebook or Apple MacBook Pro with the following minimum specifications:

    • Processor: Core i5 Processor (2.3GHz or greater)
    • Operating System: Windows 7 or Mac OS 10.10
    • Display: 13.0" HD or larger
    • Ports: USB 3.0, SSD slot, Network or USB to Ethernet /Network adapter
    • Memory: 8GB
    • Hard Drive: 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm or SSD
    • Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi with Bluetooth
    • External Media: CD/DVD Burner or External hard drive for backups
    • Power: 5-hour battery life, spare battery or mobile charger
    • Security: Notebook security cable
    • Warranty: 4 Year Warranty, 4 Year Accidental Coverage
    *Architecture Students who elect to use an Apple notebook will need to acquire Parallels Desktop for Mac to operate Windows based applications starting in their second year of studies.  In addition to acquiring Parallels, the student will also be required to obtain a Windows operating retail license to legally and ethically run the Windows operating system through the Parallels Desktop software.

    *Digital Media Studies and Engineering students may wish to consider a larger size screen with a graphics hardware 3D Video Card (AMD, Intel or NVIDIA) due to the nature of their work.

    Applications used by all Students
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Applications used by Architecture Students

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader Free download from http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe CS Master Collection May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Adobe Flash Viewer Free download from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Applications used by Digital Media Studies Students

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe CS Master Collection May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Adobe Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Applications used by Engineering Students
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    ACDLabs - Chemsketch http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Arguslab http://www.arguslab.com/arguslab.com/ArgusLab.html
    AutoCAD-student http://students.autodesk.com/
    DNR-Garmin http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis/tools/arcview/extensions/DNRGarmin/DNRGarmin.html
    Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    GoogleEarth http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
    Image J Plugin http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html
    Java http://developers.sun.com/downloads/
    Maple May be purchased at a discount directly online at www.maplesoft.com
    MD-Solids http://www.mdsolids.com/download.htm
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visio May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visual C++ http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/downloads/default.aspx
    MiniIDE https://www.mgtek.com/miniide/
    QuickTime Viewer http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
    RISA-2D Demo http://risa.com/demos/demo_2d.html
    Scientific Calculator http://www.esbconsult.com/esbcalc/esbcalc.htm
    SEVE 1998 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs.  Just copy over.
    Shockwave Player https://get.adobe.com/shockwave/
    SitePlan Obtain from a faculty member.
    SSH (Detroit Mercy Site License) http://www.udmercy.edu/its
    Virtual Disk Drive Studio 1997 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs. Just copy over.
    Visual/Graphical Hec http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-dss/hecdssvue-download.htm
    HEC-RAS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-GeoRAS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-HMS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-GeoHMS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-SSP http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-RPT http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-ResSim http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-FDA http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-DSS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    VMD http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/
    West Point Bridge https://bridgecontest.org/resources/download/
    Applications used by Science Students
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    ACDLabs - Chemsketch http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Arguslab http://www.arguslab.com/arguslab.com/ArgusLab.html
    Image J Plugin http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html
    Java http://developers.sun.com/downloads/
    Maple May be purchased at a discount directly online at www.maplesoft.com
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visio May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    QuickTime Viewer http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/
    SSH (Detroit Mercy Site License) http://www.udmercy.edu/its
    Virtual Disk Drive Studio 1997 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs. Just copy over.

    Help Desk

    Detroit Mercy has a Help Desk that is located in Fisher 230.  Support is made available to students by contacting the Help Desk by phone at (313) 993-1500 or online by e-mailing helpdesk@udmercy.edu or by submitting a ticket through the Help Desk ticket system at http://hd.udmercy.edu/.  Please contact the Help Desk for any questions regarding the Tablet/Notebook program.

    Acquisition Information

    If looking to acquire products, Detroit Mercy students have been extended educational benefits as noted on the following page.  Please do due diligence to verify that this is the best deal possible.  All transactions are between the student and the vendor.  Detroit Mercy has no part in the transaction.

    Software Notes

    The ITS department recommends acquiring software when needed instead of purchasing all at the beginning.  This approach ensures that the student purchases the most recently available version and ensures that the student does not purchase something that may not be used.

    AutoDesk License

    Students requiring software or license codes to operate AutoCAD or other Autodesk solutions are to register on the http://students.autodesk.com site.  Downloadable programs, serial codes and a learning community of users are available on the site.

    Microsoft Development Products for Computer Information Systems or Computer Science Students (ONLY!)

    Students learning development within the Computer Information Systems or Computer Science programs will receive access to download certain Microsoft development tools through Microsoft Imagine.  When taking a course that requires software, the instructor will work with the ITS department and an e-mail will be sent to each student with details for downloading software.  The instructor will initiate the request on behalf of the entire class at the appropriate time.  The ITS department cannot provide advance access.

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    2014-2015 Academic Year

    2014-2015 Academic Year Tablet/Notebook Recommendations

    The University of Detroit Mercy has a formal tablet program in place for all incoming School of Dentistry students.  For more information on the School of Dentistry program, please visit the Dental Tablet PC page.

    The University of Detroit Mercy has recommendations (not requirements) for incoming students based on the various academic programs. 

    Across all programs, it is recommended that students have access to a notebook or tablet computer to support their studies.  WiFi is generously available in all academic locations on all campuses and limited in other locations such as the libraries, residence halls, Calihan Hall, games room, dining rooms, Titan Fit Zone, Grounds and many green spaces.  Although WiFi is very convenient, ITS recommends resident students use a network cable for a hard-wired connection within resident rooms to obtain the fastest possible speeds available.

    General Recommendation for Architecture Students

    PC notebook or Apple MacBook Pro with the following minimum specifications:

    • Processor:  Core i5 Processor (2.90GHz or greater)
    • Operating System:  Windows 7 or Mac OS 10.9.4
    • Display:  13.0" HD or larger
    • Ports:  USB 3.0, SSD slot, Network
    • Memory:  8GB
    • Hard Drive:  500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
    • Wireless:  802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi with Bluetooth
    • External Media:  CD/DVD Burner or External hard drive for backups
    • Power:  5-hour battery life, spare battery or mobile charger
    • Security:  Notebook security cable
    • Warranty:  4 Year Warranty, 4 Year Accidental Coverage
    *Architecture Students who elect to use an Apple notebook will need to acquire Parallels Desktop for Mac to operate Windows based applications starting in their second year of studies.  In addition to acquiring Parallels, the student will also be required to obtain a Windows operating retail license to legally and ethically run the Windows operating system through the Parallels Desktop software.

    *Digital Media Studies and Engineering students may wish to consider a larger size screen with a graphics hardware 3D Video Card (AMD, Intel or NVIDIA) due to the nature of their work.

    Applications used by all Students
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Applications used by Architecture Students

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader Free download from http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe CS Master Collection May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Adobe Flash Viewer Free download from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Applications used by Digital Media Studies Students

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe CS Master Collection May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Adobe Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Applications used by Engineering Students
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    ACDLabs - Chemsketch http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Arguslab http://www.arguslab.com/arguslab.com/ArgusLab.html
    AutoCAD-student http://students.autodesk.com/
    DNR-Garmin http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis/tools/arcview/extensions/DNRGarmin/DNRGarmin.html
    Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    GoogleEarth http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
    Image J Plugin http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html
    Java http://developers.sun.com/downloads/
    Maple May be purchased at a discount directly online at www.maplesoft.com
    MD-Solids http://www.mdsolids.com/download.htm
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visio May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visual C++ http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/downloads/default.aspx
    MiniIDE http://www.mgtek.com/miniide/download/
    QuickTime Viewer http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
    RISA-2D Demo http://risa.com/demos/demo_2d.html
    Scientific Calculator http://www.esbconsult.com/esbcalc/esbcalc.htm
    SEVE 1998 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs.  Just copy over.
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/
    SitePlan Obtain from a faculty member.
    SSH (Detroit Mercy Site License) http://www.udmercy.edu/its
    Virtual Disk Drive Studio 1997 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs. Just copy over.
    Visual/Graphical Hec http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-dss/hecdssvue-download.htm
    HEC-RAS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-GeoRAS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-HMS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-GeoHMS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-SSP http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-RPT http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-ResSim http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-FDA http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-DSS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    VMD http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/
    West Point Bridge https://bridgecontest.org/

    Applications used by Science Students
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    ACDLabs - Chemsketch http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Arguslab http://www.arguslab.com/arguslab.com/ArgusLab.html
    Image J Plugin http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html
    Java http://developers.sun.com/downloads/
    Maple May be purchased at a discount directly online at www.maplesoft.com
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visio May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    QuickTime Viewer http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/
    SSH (Detroit Mercy Site License) http://www.udmercy.edu/its
    Virtual Disk Drive Studio 1997 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs. Just copy over.

    Help Desk

    Detroit Mercy has a Help Desk that is located in Fisher 230.  Support is made available to students by contacting the Help Desk by phone at (313) 993-1500 or online by e-mailing helpdesk@udmercy.edu or by submitting a ticket through the Help Desk ticket system at http://hd.udmercy.edu/  Please contact the Help Desk for any questions regarding the Tablet/Notebook program.

    Acquisition Information

    If looking to acquire products, Detroit Mercy students have been extended educational benefits as noted on the following page.  Please do due diligence to verify that this is the best deal possible.  All transactions are between the student and the vendor.  Detroit Mercy has no part in the transaction.

    Software Notes

    The ITS department recommends acquiring software when needed instead of purchasing all at the beginning.  This approach ensures that the student purchases the most recently available version and ensures that the student does not purchase something that may not be used.

    AutoDesk License

    Students requiring software or license codes to operate AutoCAD or other Autodesk solutions are to register on the http://students.autodesk.com site.  Downloadable programs, serial codes and a learning community of users are available on the site.

    Microsoft Development Products for Computer Information Systems or Computer Science Students (ONLY!)

    Students learning development within the Computer Information Systems or Computer Science programs will receive access to download certain Microsoft development tools through Microsoft Imagine.  When taking a course that requires software, the instructor will work with the ITS department and an e-mail will be sent to each student with details for downloading software.  The instructor will initiate the request on behalf of the entire class at the appropriate time.  The ITS department cannot provide advance access.

  •  

    2013-2014 Academic Year

    2013-2014 Academic Year Tablet/Notebook Program Information

    The University of Detroit Mercy has a formal tablet program in place for all incoming School of Dentistry students.  For more information on the School of Dentistry program, please visit the Dental Tablet PC page.

    School of Engineering Freshmen from 2012-2013 participating in the Engineering 100 Tablet/Notebook program click here.

    The University of Detroit Mercy has recommendations (not requirements) for incoming students based on the various academic programs. 

    Across all programs, it is recommended that students have access to a notebook or tablet computer to support their studies.  WiFi is generously available in all academic locations on all campuses and limited in other locations such as the libraries, residence halls, Calihan Hall, games room, dining rooms, Titan Fit Zone, Grounds and many green spaces.  Although WiFi is very convenient, ITS recommends resident students use a network cable for a hard-wired connection within resident rooms to obtain the fastest possible speeds available.

    General Recommendation for Architecture Students

    PC notebook or Apple MacBook Pro with the following minimum specifications:

    • 2.7 GHz 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad core™
    • 8GB RAM or greater
    • 15" LCD Screen minimum (17" recommended) with 1GB Video RAM, 1920 x 1080 resolution
    • 500GB Hard Drive, the higher the RPM’s the better
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi 
    • 3 USB Ports (preferably USB 3.0)
    • 1 FireWire Port
    • Bluetooth
    • 5-hour battery life
    • 1 Mini DisplayPort with audio or 1 VGA or 1 HDMI port
    • 1 3.5mm Combo Jack Headphone/MIC
    • Windows 7 (x64) or Apple OS X (Mountain Lion) or greater
    • 4 Year Warranty
    • 4 Year Accidental Coverage
    • Notebook security cable
    *Architecture Students who elect to use an Apple notebook will need to acquire Parallels Desktop for Mac to operate Windows based applications starting in their second year of studies.  In addition to acquiring Parallels, the student will also be required to obtain a Windows operating retail license to legally and ethically run the Windows operating system through the Parallels Desktop software.

    General Recommendation for All Students

    PC notebook or Apple MacBook Pro with the following minimum specifications:

    • 2.7 GHz 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad core™
    • 4GB RAM or greater
    • 14" LCD Screen minimum
    • 500GB Hard Drive, the higher the RPM’s the better
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi 
    • 3 USB Ports (preferably USB 3.0)
    • 5-hour battery life
    • 1 3.5mm Combo Jack Headphone/MIC
    • Windows 7 (x64) or Apple OS X (Mountain Lion) or greater
    • 4 Year Warranty
    • 4 Year Accidental Coverage
    • Notebook security cable

    *Digital Media Studies and Engineering students may wish to consider a larger size screen with a graphics hardware 3D Video Card (AMD, Intel or NVIDIA) due to the nature of their work.

    Applications used by all Students
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Applications used by Architecture Students

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader Free download from http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe CS Master Collection May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Adobe Flash Viewer Free download from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Applications used by Digital Media Studies Students

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe CS Master Collection May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Adobe Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Applications used by Engineering Students
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    ACDLabs - Chemsketch http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Arguslab http://www.arguslab.com/arguslab.com/ArgusLab.html
    AutoCAD-student http://students.autodesk.com/
    DNR-Garmin http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis/tools/arcview/extensions/DNRGarmin/DNRGarmin.html
    Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    GoogleEarth http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
    Image J Plugin http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html
    Java http://developers.sun.com/downloads/
    Maple May be purchased at a discount directly online at www.maplesoft.com
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    MD-Solids http://www.mdsolids.com/download.htm
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visio May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visual C++ http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/downloads/default.aspx
    MiniIDE http://www.mgtek.com/miniide/download/
    QuickTime Viewer http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
    RISA-2D Demo http://risa.com/demos/demo_2d.html
    Scientific Calculator http://www.esbconsult.com/esbcalc/esbcalc.htm
    SEVE 1998 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs.  Just copy over.
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/
    SitePlan Obtain from a faculty member.
    SSH (Detroit Mercy Site License) http://www.udmercy.edu/its
    Virtual Disk Drive Studio 1997 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs. Just copy over.
    Visual/Graphical Hec http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-dss/hecdssvue-download.htm
    HEC-RAS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-GeoRAS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-HMS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-GeoHMS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-SSP http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-RPT http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-ResSim http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-FDA http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-DSS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    VMD http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/
    West Point Bridge https://bridgecontest.org/resources/download/
    Applications used by Science Students
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    ACDLabs - Chemsketch http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Arguslab http://www.arguslab.com/arguslab.com/ArgusLab.html
    Image J Plugin http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html
    Java http://developers.sun.com/downloads/
    Maple May be purchased at a discount directly online at www.maplesoft.com
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visio May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    QuickTime Viewer http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/
    SSH (Detroit Mercy Site License) http://www.udmercy.edu/its
    Virtual Disk Drive Studio 1997 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs. Just copy over.

    Help Desk

    Detroit Mercy has a Help Desk that is located in Fisher 230.  Support is made available to students by contacting the Help Desk by phone at (313) 993-1500 or online by e-mailing helpdesk@udmercy.edu or by submitting a ticket through the Help Desk ticket system at http://hd.udmercy.edu/ for an account).  Please contact the Help Desk for any questions regarding the Tablet/Notebook program.

    Acquisition Information

    If looking to acquire products, Detroit Mercy students have been extended educational benefits as noted on the following page.  Please do due diligence to verify that this is the best deal possible.  All transactions are between the student and the vendor.  Detroit Mercy has no part in the transaction.

    Software Notes

    The ITS department recommends acquiring software when needed instead of purchasing all at the beginning.  This approach ensures that the student purchases the most recently available version and ensures that the student does not purchase something that may not be used.

    AutoDesk License

    Students requiring software or license codes to operate AutoCAD or other Autodesk solutions are to register on the http://students.autodesk.com site.  Downloadable programs, serial codes and a learning community of users are available on the site.

    Microsoft Development Products for Computer Information Systems or Computer Science Students (ONLY!)

    Students learning development within the Computer Information Systems or Computer Science programs will receive access to download certain Microsoft development tools through Microsoft Imagine.  When taking a course that requires software, the instructor will work with the ITS department and an e-mail will be sent to each student with details for downloading software.  The instructor will initiate the request on behalf of the entire class at the appropriate time.  The ITS department cannot provide advance access.

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    2012-2013 Academic Year

    2012-2013 Academic Year Tablet/Notebook Program Information

    The University of Detroit Mercy has a formal tablet program in place for all incoming School of Dentistry students.  For more information on the School of Dentistry program, please visit the Dental Tablet PC page.

    Incoming School of Engineering Freshmen participating in the Engineering 100 Tablet/Notebook program click here.

    The University of Detroit Mercy has recommendations (not requirements) for incoming students based on the various academic programs. 

    Across all programs, it is recommended that students have access to a notebook or tablet computer to support their studies.  WiFi is generously available in all academic locations on all campuses and limited in other locations such as the libraries, residence halls, Calihan Hall, games room, dining rooms, Titan Fit Zone, Grounds and many green spaces.  Although WiFi is very convenient, ITS recommends resident students use a network cable for a hard-wired connection within resident rooms to obtain the fastest possible speeds available.

    General Recommendation for Architecture Students

    PC notebook or Apple MacBook Pro with the following minimum specifications:

    • 2.5GHz Core i5 Processor or greater
    • 6GB RAM or greater
    • 15" LCD Screen minimum (17" recommended)
    • 320GB Hard Drive
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi 
    • 3 USB Ports
    • 1 FireWire Port
    • Bluetooth
    • 3-hour battery life
    • Notebook security cable
    • Windows 7 or Apple OS 10.7 (Lion)* or greater
    • 4 Year Warranty
    • 4 Year Accidental Coverage

    *Architecture Students who elect to use an Apple notebook will need to acquire Parallels Desktop for Mac to operate Windows based applications starting in their second year of studies.  In addition to acquiring Parallels, the student will also be required to obtain a Windows operating retail license to legally and ethically run the Windows operating system through the Parallels Desktop software.

    General Recommendation for All Students

    PC notebook or Apple MacBook Pro with the following minimum specifications:

    • 2.5GHz Core i3 Processor or greater
    • 6GB RAM or greater
    • 14" LCD Screen*
    • 320GB Hard Drive
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi 
    • 3 USB Ports
    • 1 FireWire Port
    • Bluetooth
    • 3-hour battery life
    • Notebook security cable
    • Windows 7 or Apple OS 10.7 (Lion) or greater
    • 4 Year Warranty
    • 4 Year Accidental Coverage

    *Digital Media Studies and Engineering students may wish to consider a larger size screen with a graphics hardware 3D Video Card (AMD, Intel or NVIDIA) due to the nature of their work.

    Applications used by all Students
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Applications used by Architecture Students

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader Free download from http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe CS Master Collection May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Adobe Flash Viewer Free download from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Applications used by Digital Media Studies Students

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe CS Master Collection May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Adobe Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Applications used by Engineering Students
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    ACDLabs - Chemsketch http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Arguslab http://www.arguslab.com/arguslab.com/ArgusLab.html
    AutoCAD-student http://students.autodesk.com/
    DNR-Garmin http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis/tools/arcview/extensions/DNRGarmin/DNRGarmin.html
    Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    GoogleEarth http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
    Image J Plugin http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html
    Java http://developers.sun.com/downloads/
    Maple May be purchased at a discount directly online at www.maplesoft.com
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    MD-Solids http://www.mdsolids.com/download.htm
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visio May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visual C++ http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/downloads/default.aspx
    MiniIDE http://www.mgtek.com/miniide/download/
    QuickTime Viewer http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
    RISA-2D Demo http://www.risatech.com/demo_request.asp?RISA2D=1
    Scientific Calculator http://www.esbconsult.com/esbcalc/esbcalc.htm
    SEVE 1998 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs.  Just copy over.
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/
    SitePlan Obtain from a faculty member.
    SSH (Detroit Mercy Site License) http://www.udmercy.edu/its
    Virtual Disk Drive Studio 1997 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs. Just copy over.
    Visual/Graphical Hec http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-dss/hecdssvue-download.htm
    HEC-RAS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-GeoRAS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-HMS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-GeoHMS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-SSP http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-RPT http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-ResSim http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-FDA http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-DSS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    VMD http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/
    West Point Bridge http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/download.htm
    Applications used by Science Students
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    ACDLabs - Chemsketch http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Arguslab http://www.arguslab.com/arguslab.com/ArgusLab.html
    Image J Plugin http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html
    Java http://developers.sun.com/downloads/
    Maple May be purchased at a discount directly online at www.maplesoft.com
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    Microsoft Visio May be purchased at a discount directly from http://www.JourneyEd.com/SELECT
    QuickTime Viewer http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/
    SSH (Detroit Mercy Site License) http://www.udmercy.edu/its
    Virtual Disk Drive Studio 1997 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs. Just copy over.

    Help Desk

    Detroit Mercy has a Help Desk that is located in Fisher 230.  Support is made available to students by contacting the Help Desk by phone at (313) 993-1500 or online by e-mailing helpdesk@udmercy.edu or by submitting a ticket through the Help Desk ticket system at http://hd.udmercy.edu/ for an account).  Please contact the Help Desk for any questions regarding the Tablet/Notebook program.

    Acquisition Information

    If looking to acquire products, Detroit Mercy students have been extended educational benefits as noted on the following page.  Please do due diligence to verify that this is the best deal possible.  All transactions are between the student and the vendor.  Detroit Mercy has no part in the transaction.

    Software Notes

    The ITS department recommends acquiring software when needed instead of purchasing all at the beginning.  This approach ensures that the student purchases the most recently available version and ensures that the student does not purchase something that may not be used.

    AutoDesk License

    Students requiring software or license codes to operate AutoCAD or other Autodesk solutions are to register on the http://students.autodesk.com site.  Downloadable programs, serial codes and a learning community of users are available on the site.

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    2012-2013 Academic Year (Engineering)

    2012-2013 Academic Year Engineering 100th Year Notebook Program

    Distribution

    Notebooks will be distributed during PTV at the end of August after attending the orientation session.  These units have been donated to the incoming class by the College of Engineering Alumni for the educational benefit of students during their time at Detroit Mercy.

     

    Technical Specifications

     Lenovo ThinkPad T430 2347:

    1. Processor - Core i5 3320M/2.6GHz Dual Core
    2. Memory - 4 GB, max 16GB
    3. Hard Drive - 500 GB
    4. Networking - Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet
    5. Display Type - 14" Screen
    6. Operating System - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition
    7. Optical Drive -  DVD-Writer, Removable
    8. Graphics Processor - Intel HD Graphics 4000
    9. Security - Fingerprint Reader
    10. Weight - 4.8 lbs 

    Any upgrades or desired enhancements need to take place after receiving the equipment.

    Software

    The units will be preinstalled with the Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Suite, McAfee Antivirus, Visual C++, and Maple.  In addition, the free AutoCAD student download will be pre-downloaded to the system and may be run to install the application.  During this installation, the student will be required to create an AutoCAD account.

    No media is provided but during the student's use of the equipment while at Detroit Mercy, ITS will reimage the unit by request.  Should the unit require reimaging, ITS will restore it back to the original settings.  Any additional software or desired customizations will need to be added after re-imaging has been completed.

    File Storage & Backup

    It is ITS’ recommendation that students store information and copies of information in multiple locations.  Many people now use the free versions of Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, SpiderOak, Google Drive, DriveHQ, etc. and we would encourage that students have files available stored locally as well as in the cloud, as part of the student's responsible use.

    The T430 comes with USB ports and backup to a local hard drive or USB stick is a good idea as well.

    Hardware Repair

    All of the units come with 4 years of Accidental Damage Protection (ADP).  Service requests should be made directly to Lenovo by calling 1-866-968-4465.  The ITS Help Desk is available to address issues with the unit but will defer to Lenovo support for hardware issues.

    Accidental Damage does not cover loss or theft.  Homeowner’s or renter's insurance should be adjusted to cover this unit.

    Support

    General support is available through the Help Desk.  The Help Desk may be reached at (313) 993-1500 or by submitting a Help Desk ticket into http://hd.udmercy.edu.

    Early Termination

    Should a student change majors outside of the Engineering program or leave Detroit Mercy prior to completing the degree, the University will charge the student's account the pro-rated remaining balance of the unit based on 16 terms of use.

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    2010-2011 Academic Year

    2010-2011 Academic Year Tablet/Notebook Program Information

    The University of Detroit Mercy recommends that all incoming freshman have access to a notebook or tablet computer to support their studies.  Several programs have recommendations to assist in the acquisition of a system to best support a specific major.

    Many (but not all) of the recommended applications are available free through educational agreements or University licensing.  Please see the instructions section for acquisition details for each product.  Due to distribution requirements, the costs per commercial applications may not be listed online but are available by calling the Help Desk at (313) 993-1500 or stopping by the Help Desk in Fisher 230.

    Schools, Colleges, and Programs with Specific Recommendations

    • Architecture
    • Dentistry
    • Digital Media Studies
    • Engineering
    • Science*

    *Science includes biology, chemistry, biochemistry, math & computer science and five-year Physician Assistant program

    Detroit Mercy's Program's Uniqueness

    Detroit Mercy's Tablet/Notebook program provides a new and fresh approach that allows students to purchase their own computer of choice from the vendor of their choice.  Detroit Mercy simply recommends that students purchase to a minimum specification so that they will have a system that will last throughout the duration of their studies.  If the student already owns a portable computer that meets the minimum specification, the student does not need to purchase another computer.  By being the sole owner of the unit, the student has the privilege of customizing the unit to his/her personal needs and refreshing it on his/her own timetable.

    The School of Dentistry operates slightly different to this approach and students attending the School of Dentistry can find more information at http://dental.udmercy.edu.

    Architecture Recommended Solution

    PC notebook or Apple MacBook Pro with the following minimum specifications:

    • 2GHz Processor
    • 4GB RAM or greater
    • 17" LCD Screen
    • 250GB Hard Drive
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • 802.11g WiFi 
    • 2 USB Ports
    • 1 FireWire Port
    • Bluetooth
    • 3-hour battery life
    • Notebook security cable
    • Windows XP or 7 Professional Edition or equivalent Apple OS
    • 4 Year Warranty
    • 4 Year Accidental Coverage
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader Free download from http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe CS Master Collection May be purchased at a discount directly from the ITS Help Desk
    Adobe Flash Viewer Free download from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from the ITS Help Desk
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Digital Media Students Recommended Solution

    PC notebook or Apple MacBook Pro with the following minimum specifications:

    • 2GHz Processor 
    • 4GB RAM 
    • 15" LCD Screen or 17" LCD Screen
    • 250GB Hard Drive
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • 802.11g WiFi 
    • 2 USB Ports
    • 1 FireWire Port
    • Bluetooth
    • 3-hour battery life 
    • Notebook security cable
    • Windows XP or 7 Professional Edition or equivalent Apple OS
    • 4 Year Warranty
    • 4 Year Accidental Coverage

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe CS Master Collection May be purchased at a discount directly from the ITS Help Desk
    Adobe Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from the ITS Help Desk
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Engineering Recommended Solution

    PC notebook with the following minimum specifications:

    • 1.83 GHz Processor
    • 4GB RAM
    • 12" LCD Screen
    • 100GB Hard Drive
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • 802.11g WiFi 
    • 3 USB Ports
    • Bluetooth
    • 3-hour battery life
    • 4 Year Warranty
    • 4 Year Accidental Coverage
    • Notebook security cable
    • Windows XP or 7 Professional Edition
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    ACDLabs - Chemsketch http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Arguslab http://www.arguslab.com/register.htm
    AutoCAD-student http://students.autodesk.com
    DNR-Garmin http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis/tools/arcview/extensions/DNRGarmin/DNRGarmin.html
    Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    GoogleEarth http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
    Image J Plugin http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html
    Java http://developers.sun.com/downloads/
    Maple May be purchased at a discount directly from the ITS Help Desk or online at www.maplesoft.com
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    MD-Solids http://www.mdsolids.com/download.htm
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from the ITS Help Desk
    Microsoft Visio May be purchased at a discount directly from the ITS Help Desk
    Microsoft Visual C++ http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/downloads/default.aspx
    MiniIDE http://www.mgtek.com/miniide/download/
    QuickTime Viewer http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
    RISA-2D Demo http://www.risatech.com/demo_request.asp?RISA2D=1
    Scientific Calculator http://www.esbconsult.com/esbcalc/esbcalc.htm
    SEVE 1998 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs.  Just copy over.
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/
    SitePlan Obtain from a faculty member.
    SSH (Detroit Mercy Site License) http://www.udmercy.edu/its
    Virtual Disk Drive Studio 1997 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs. Just copy over.
    Visual/Graphical Hec http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-dss/hecdssvue-download.htm
    HEC-RAS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-GeoRAS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-HMS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-GeoHMS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-SSP http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-RPT http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-ResSim http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-FDA http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    HEC-DSS http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/index.html
    VMD http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/
    West Point Bridge http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/download.htm

    Science Recommended Solution

    PC notebook with the following minimum specifications:

    • 1.83 GHz Processor
    • 4GB RAM
    • 12" LCD Screen
    • 100GB Hard Drive
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • 802.11g WiFi 
    • 3 USB Ports
    • Bluetooth
    • 3-hour battery life
    • 4 Year Warranty
    • 4 Year Accidental Coverage
    • Notebook security cable
    • Windows XP or 7 Professional Edition

    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    ACDLabs - Chemsketch http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Arguslab http://www.arguslab.com/register.htm
    Image J Plugin http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/download.html
    Java http://developers.sun.com/downloads/
    Maple May be purchased at a discount directly from the ITS Help Desk or online at www.maplesoft.com
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from the ITS Help Desk
    Microsoft Visio May be purchased at a discount directly from the ITS Help Desk
    QuickTime Viewer http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/
    SSH (Detroit Mercy Site License) http://www.udmercy.edu/its
    Virtual Disk Drive Studio 1997 Needs Winner.  The free version is in the Labs. Just copy over.

    Recommendations For All Other Majors and Colleges

    PC notebook or Apple notebook with the following minimum specifications:

    • 1.83 GHz Processor
    • 4GB RAM
    • 14" LCD Screen
    • 100GB Hard Drive
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • 802.11g WiFi 
    • 2 USB Ports
    • 1 FireWire Port
    • Bluetooth
    • 3-hour battery life
    • 4 Year Warranty
    • 4 Year Accidental Coverage
    • Notebook security cable
    • Windows XP or 7 Professional Edition or equivalent Apple OS
    Application Instructions  (free download unless otherwise noted)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
    Adobe Flash Viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
    McAfee Antivirus Free to Detroit Mercy students when the software is installed at the ITS-FAC 230 Help Desk
    Microsoft Office May be purchased at a discount directly from the ITS Help Desk
    Shockwave Viewer http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/

    Financial Matters

    The student is responsible for all aspects of the acquisition of the unit.  For the benefit of all students, the Financial Aid office has arranged a low-interest alternative loan that may be applied to cover the cost of the notebook/tablet. Repayment of the loan is the responsibility of the student six months after completion of the student's last course. Freshman students may accept this loan at the time they accept all other scholarships and loans.

    Help Desk

    The Help Desk is located in Fisher 230.  Support is made available to students by contacting the Help Desk by phone at (313) 993-1500 or online by e-mailing helpdesk@udmercy.edu or by submitting a ticket through the Help Desk ticket system at http://hd.udmercy.edu/  Please contact the Help Desk for any questions regarding the Tablet/Notebook program.

    WiFi

    The University of Detroit Mercy is pleased to offer WiFi access in all academic spaces and at varying coverage levels throughout all residence halls. In the residence halls, ITS recommends using the built-in hard-wired port to achieve quicker internet speeds.

    Acquisition Information

    If looking to acquire products, Detroit Mercy students have been extended educational benefits as noted on the following page.  Please do due diligence to verify that this is the best deal possible.  All transactions are between the student and the vendor.  Detroit Mercy has no part in the transaction.

    Historical Notes

    In prior years, software packages were sold as a bundle.  Starting in 2010-2011, software sold through the University's ITS Help Desk will be purchased on an individual package basis.

    AutoDesk License

    Students requiring software or license codes to operate AutoCAD or other Autodesk solutions are to register on the http://students.autodesk.com site.  Downloadable programs, serial codes and a learning community of users are available on the site.
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    2009-2010 Academic Year

    2009-2010 Academic Year Tablet/Notebook Program Information

    The University of Detroit Mercy recommends that all incoming freshman have access to a notebook or tablet computer to support their studies.  Several programs have recommendations to assist in the acquisition of a system to best support a specific major.

    Schools, Colleges, and Programs with Specific Recommendations

    • Architecture
    • Dentistry
    • Digital Media Studies
    • Engineering & Science*

    *Science includes biology, chemistry, biochemistry, math & computer science and five-year Physician Assistant program

    Detroit Mercy's Program's Uniqueness

    Detroit Mercy's Tablet/Notebook program provides a new and fresh approach that allows students to purchase their own computer of choice from the vendor of their choice or from a vendor with whom the University has made special arrangements.  Detroit Mercy simply requires that the student purchases to a minimum specification so that they will have a system that will last throughout the duration of their studies.  If the student already owns a portable computer that meets the minimum specification, the student does not need to purchase another computer.  By being the sole owner of the unit, the student has the privilege of customizing the unit to his/her personal needs and refreshing it on his/her own timetable.  To make sure the system meets the correct specs and the proper software is installed, a software load-set has been assembled and is sold through the Information Technology Services (ITS) office at the University.  Any Detroit Mercy student may opt-in and purchase a system as well as the basic software load-set.

    Architecture Recommended Solution

    Freshman students are to acquire either a PC notebook or Apple MacBook Pro with the following minimum specifications:

    • 2GHz Processor
    • 2GB RAM
    • 17" LCD Screen
    • 100GB Hard Drive
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • 802.11g WiFi 
    • 2 USB Ports
    • 1 FireWire Port
    • Bluetooth
    • 3-hour battery life
    • Notebook security cable
    • Windows XP Professional Edition
    • 4 Year Warranty
    • 4 Year Accidental Coverage

    Digital Media Students Recommended Solution

    Freshman students are to acquire either a PC notebook or Apple MacBook Pro with the following minimum specifications:

    • 2GHz Processor
    • 2GB RAM
    • 15" LCD Screen
    • 100GB Hard Drive
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • 802.11g WiFi 
    • 2 USB Ports
    • 1 FireWire Port
    • Bluetooth
    • 3-hour battery life
    • Notebook security cable
    • Windows XP Professional Edition
    • 4 Year Warranty
    • 4 Year Accidental Coverage

    Engineering & Science Recommended Solution

    Freshman students are to acquire a PC tablet with the following minimum specifications:

    • 1.83 GHz Processor
    • 2GB RAM
    • 12" LCD Screen
    • 100GB Hard Drive
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • 802.11g WiFi 
    • 3 USB Ports
    • Bluetooth
    • 3-hour battery life
    • 4 Year Warranty
    • 4 Year Accidental Coverage
    • Tablet security cable
    • Windows XP Tablet Professional Edition

    Recommendations For All Other Majors and Colleges (except Dental who has their own program)

    Freshman students are to acquire either a PC tablet or notebook or Apple notebook with the following minimum specifications:

    • 1.83 GHz Processor
    • 2GB RAM
    • 12" LCD Screen
    • 100GB Hard Drive
    • CD/DVD Burner
    • 802.11g WiFi 
    • 2 USB Ports
    • 1 FireWire Port
    • Bluetooth
    • 3-hour battery life
    • 4 Year Warranty
    • 4 Year Accidental Coverage
    • Tablet security cable
    • Windows XP Tablet Professional Edition

    Recommended Package

    Architecture

    Detroit Mercy recommends purchasing the Toshiba units from the CDWG Detroit Mercy store at http://www.cdwg.com/udmercy or by calling Jen Watson at 866.665.7138.  When purchasing from CDWG, the unit will include the appropriate software load-set for the major.  The package costs $2225. 

    The software load-set will include unlicensed versions of Microsoft Office, AutoCAD Student and Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection.  To register these programs:

    Adobe Creative Suites Master Collection Stop by the ITS Help Desk in FAC 230 to pick-up a copy of the Adobe Creative Suites Master Collection media along with the individual registration code.  Without the code, the student will not be able to use the program.
    AutoCAD Student Self-Register by accessing the program and completing the online form.
    Microsoft Office Stop by the ITS Help Desk in FAC 230 to pick-up a copy of the Office media along with the individual registration code.  Without the code, Microsoft will allow the student to operate Office up to 25 times.

    Proof of payment to CDWG required at time of software pickup.

    Digital Media Students

    Detroit Mercy recommends purchasing the Toshiba units from the CDWG Detroit Mercy store at http://www.cdwg.com/udmercy or by calling Jen Watson at 866.665.7138.   The package costs $1355.

    The software load-set must be purchased directly from the University of Detroit Mercy - ITS Help Desk.

    Engineering

    Detroit Mercy recommends purchasing the Toshiba units from the CDWG Detroit Mercy store at http://www.cdwg.com/udmercy or by calling Jen Watson at 866.665.7138.  When purchasing from CDWG, the unit will include the appropriate software load-set for the major.  The package costs $2225. 

    The software load-set will include unlicensed versions of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, AutoCAD Student and Maple.  To register these programs:

    AutoCAD Student Self-Register by accessing the program and completing the online form.
    Maple Stop by the ITS Help Desk in FAC 230 to pick-up a copy of the Maple media along with the individual registration code.  The code is required to use the program.
    Microsoft Office Stop by the ITS Help Desk in FAC 230 to pick-up a copy of the Office media along with the individual registration code.  Without the code, Microsoft will allow the student to operate Office up to 25 times.
    Microsoft Visio Stop by the ITS Help Desk in FAC 230 to pick-up a copy of the Visio media along with the individual registration code.  Without the code, Microsoft will allow the student to operate Visio up to 25 times.

    Proof of payment to CDWG required at time of software pickup.

    Science

    Detroit Mercy recommends purchasing the Toshiba units from the CDWG Detroit Mercy store at http://www.cdwg.com/udmercy or by calling Jen Watson at 866.665.7138.  When purchasing from CDWG, the unit will include the appropriate software load-set for the major.  The package costs $2225. 

    The software load-set will include unlicensed versions of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, and Maple.  To register these programs:

    Maple Stop by the ITS Help Desk in FAC 230 to pick-up a copy of the Maple media along with the individual registration code.  The code is required to use the program.
    Microsoft Office Stop by the ITS Help Desk in FAC 230 to pick-up a copy of the Office media along with the individual registration code.  Without the code, Microsoft will allow the student to operate Office up to 25 times.
    Microsoft Visio Stop by the ITS Help Desk in FAC 230 to pick-up a copy of the Visio media along with the individual registration code.  Without the code, Microsoft will allow the student to operate Visio up to 25 times.

    Proof of payment to CDWG required at time of software pickup.

    Purchasing the Software Bundle for a Computer for Architecture and Digital Media Studies Students

    For Architecture and Digital Media Studies students who do not purchase the Toshiba unit through CDWG, a student may purchase the appropriate software bundle for his/her major.  The Architecture bundle costs $725.  The Digital Media Studies bundle costs $725. 

    Purchasing the Software Bundle for a Computer for Engineering and Science Students

    For Engineering and Science students who do not purchase the Toshiba unit through CDWG, a student may purchase the appropriate software bundle for his/her major.  The Engineering bundle costs $300.  The Science bundle costs $300.

    Financial Matters

    The student is responsible for all aspects of the acquisition of the unit.  For the benefit of all students, the Financial Aid office has arranged a low-interest alternative loan that may be applied to cover the cost of the notebook/tablet. Repayment of the loan is the responsibility of the student six months after completion of the student's last course. Freshman students may accept this loan at the time they accept all other scholarships and loans.

    Installed Software Bundles 

    All Architecture PC students will receive the following products as part of the base load set installed on the CDWG purchased computers:

    • Mircosoft Office
    • McAfee Antivirus
    • Acrobat Reader
    • Flash Viewer
    • Shockwave Viewer
    • Adobe Master Collection

    All Engineering students will receive the following products as part of the base load set installed on the CDWG purchased computers::

    • Mircosoft Office
    • Microsoft Visio
    • Microsoft OneNote
    • McAfee Antivirus
    • Acrobat Reader
    • Flash Viewer
    • Shockwave Viewer
    • QuickTime Viewer
    • Scientific Calculator
    • Image J Plugin
    • ACDLabs - Chemsketch
    • Arguslab
    • SSH
    • VMD
    • SitePlan
    • West Point Bridge
    • Visual Disk Drive Studio
    • Maple
    • Autocad - Student Version
    • DNR-Garmin
    • Google Earth
    • MD-Solids
    • SEVE
    • RISA - 2D Demo
    • Visual/Graphical Hec
    • Eclipse
    • Java
    • WEKA
    • MiniIDE

    All Science students will receive the following products as part of the base load set installed on the CDWG purchased computers:

    • Mircosoft Office
    • Microsoft Visio
    • Microsoft OneNote
    • McAfee Antivirus
    • Acrobat Reader
    • Shockwave Viewer
    • QuickTime Viewer
    • Image J Plugin
    • ACDLabs - Chemsketch
    • SSH
    • Visual Disk Drive Studio
    • Maple
    • Eclipse
    • Java
    • WEKA
    • Arguslab

    Solutions Requiring End-User Installation (assistance is available from the ITSHelp Desk)

    All Architecture Apple students are required to have:

    • Mircosoft Office
    • Acrobat Reader
    • Flash Viewer
    • Shockwave Viewer
    • Adobe Master Collection
    • students may be required to purchase a PC based emulation package during their sophomore year as well as a full Windows license to operate Windows based applications used during the sophomore year

    All Digital Media Studies Apple students are required to have:

    • Mircosoft Office
    • Acrobat Reader
    • Flash Viewer
    • Shockwave Viewer
    • Adobe Master Collection
    • iLife (when purchasing a Detroit Mercy package from the Detroit Mercy Apple site)

    All Digital Media Studies PC students are required to have:

    • Mircosoft Office
    • McAfee Antivirus
    • Acrobat Reader
    • Flash Viewer
    • Shockwave Viewer
    • Adobe Master Collection

    Help Desk

    The Help Desk is located in Fisher 230.  Support is made available to students by contacting the Help Desk by phone at (313) 993-1500 or online by e-mailing helpdesk@udmercy.edu or by submitting a ticket through the Help Desk ticket system at http://hd.udmercy.edu/  Please contact the Help Desk for any questions regarding the Tablet/Notebook program.

    WiFi

    The University of Detroit Mercy is pleased to offer WiFi access in all academic spaces and at varying coverage levels throughout all residence halls. In the residence halls, ITS recommends using the built-in hard-wired port to achieve quicker internet speeds.

    For more information about ITS or more information about the computing environment at the University, please visit http://www.udmercy.edu/its

    AutoDesk License

    Students requiring software or license codes to operate AutoCAD or other Autodesk solutions are to register on the http://students.autodesk.com site.  Downloadable programs, serial codes and a learning community of users are available on the site.
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