Recommended Laptop Specifications

The Ferris State University Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is a laptop program. Students entering the program need to have access to a laptop to perform class activities. The following is a list of specifications that your computer must meet to be able to utilize high-end programmatic-specific software. Student financial aid is usually available to third-year manufacturing students for the purchase of a laptop computer. Students apply for financial aid subsequent to the purchase of their computer.  Please contact the Ferris Financial Aid Office for details, (231) 591-2110.



  1. Operating system:  Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Professional Edition or better
  2. Processor:  Intel Pentium D, AMD 64x2, Memory 1GB DDR RAM
  3. Hard Drive: 40GB
  4. Graphics Card: DDR NVIDIA GeForce6 Series or higher

If you have any questions, please contact:

Gary Ovans, Department Chair
Manufacturing Department
Ferris State University
915 Campus Drive, Swan 108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone:  231-501-2071