Architectural Drafting and Design

Operating System
Windows 11 required
Core i7-4790S or equivalent, 4.0 GHz or greater. Minimum: 2.5-2.9 GHz processor (base) ARM Processors are not supported.
Hard Drive
Required: 500 GB with at least 128 GB free disk space; Recommended: 512 SSD with at least 128 GB free (recommend solid-state drive)
32 GB minimum
Additional Information


Microsoft Office 365 for Windows (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access). This family of software products is available to download or use in the cloud, free of charge, for all current M State students. For download and install instructions, log in to your SpartanNet Portal and, under "Other Resources," click "FREE Office 365."  

Note: Macintosh computers are not compatible with the needed software for this program, and cannot be used.


Graphics card

Dedicated GPU with 10 GB+ VRAM: Required (Lumen Minimum Requirements 10 GB) GPU scoring a G3DMark of 14,000 or higher. (Such as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, Quadro RTX 2000, AMD Radeon RX 6700, or better)

Wireless network  


USB flash drive strongly recommended   

4 GB+ (sold in campus stores)