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Operating Systems

In order to provide a consistent & secured environment, ME-IT would prefer to install the operating system on all new computers. 

ME-IT can install the following operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 10*
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux  (limited support)
  • Ubuntu (limited support)
  • Mac OS X (on Apple computers)
* Devices must already have a valid commercial/OEM Windows license to upgrade to the University's license.

Software at ME

Mechanical Engineering leverages the vast resources provided to faculty, students, and departments from the College of Engineering. 

ME has access to many software packages that are used within the College, including, but not limited to: 

Adobe Acrobat
Autodesk Inventor

Please contact me-it@umich.edu for any software requests. 

CoE has a variety of programs available free to CoE students which can be found here.

CAEN (Computer Aided Engineering Network) also provides great software resources to students, faculty, and staff. Information can be found here.

Microsoft Software

As part of the Microsoft Campus Agreement, we are able to distribute selected Microsoft application for use on machines owned by the department. This software can be borrowed by any student, staff, or faculty member within the department but cannot be installed on personal laptops or any other machine not owned by the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The following software titles are available as part of this program:
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise (32 and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Office Current Versions (Mac and Windows)
  • Microsoft Office 365 is available to all faculty, staff, and students through the Computer Showcase*
*Your Microsoft 365 license will expire when your affiliation with the University ends

Microsoft Imagine

Access to many Microsoft software titles is available to College of Engineering students and faculty as part of the MSDNAA program. For more details or to check if you have access, visit the Imagine page on CAEN's website.