Any recent computer should be sufficient for your needs. Keep in mind that most civil engineering students use windows based machines since many of the relevant software would require dual boot or windows emulators to run on different systems. We do have a license with Bentley under which students can directly download from the Bentley Student Server over 50 professional engineering software for home use. These mostly run on windows based machines.
University College (UC) is where all new students are first enrolled. It is essentially an “advising” college. University College does not grant degrees; its purpose is to provide you with advising that will help you to make the appropriate academic choices. UC also oversees several special academic programs, including New Student Orientation, the Academic Enhancement Center, Service Learning, the Office of Experiential Learning and Internships, and International Education.
To transfer from UC to the College of Engineering (COE) students must:
Students in University College cannot register for 300 level or higher civil engineering courses.
Most 300 level courses in civil engineering have as prerequisite a grade point average of 2.0 (C or better) in five courses: CHM101, MTH141, MTH142, PHY203, PHY204. Unless students can satisfy this requirement they will not be able to continue in civil engineering. Also, students need to receive a C or better in CVE220 (Mecanics of Materials) in order to enroll in CVE354 (Structural Engineering).
It depends. The C or better requirement in the five courses listed above is average. If you receive D in MTH141 and B in MTH142 you should be OK.
To meet graduation requirements, students enrolled in the COE must obtain a grade point average of 2.00 or better in all required science, mathematics, and engineering courses (including professional electives).