The Department of Interior Architecture requires all students to own a laptop computer and specific software for use in instructional courses. Equipment purchased within the last two years will generally accommodate the required software. The hardware and software specifications are meant to serve as guides.
As an FIU student you are eligible to purchase hardware with educational discounts from UTS. Students are expected to own an updated PC or Mac laptop. Graphics and CAD software place high demands on video, storage and memory. Students should confirm that their computers can support the software listed below.
As an FIU student you are eligible to purchase software with educational discounts from UTS Shop Software. Interior Architecture students are expected to acquire the latest version of Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium, SketchUp, and a video editing program such as Adobe AfterEffects or Final Cut Pro. Additional software may be required for certain courses.
It is recommended that students purchase both hardware and software security systems for their laptops. Many computer companies sell both hardware and software security systems for their laptops. You can also check out FIU’s University Technology Services.