Software Requirements

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Software Package

The School of Engineering provides a software package for students that includes most of what you will need for this course. Contact the Tandon IT Help Desk at for more information.

Unsupported Platforms

EG1004 explicitly does not offer support for any of the following platforms:

  • OpenOffice/LibreOffice
  • Google Docs
  • iWork: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
  • Linux/Unix
  • ChromeOS
  • Mobile Devices: iOS/Android/Windows Phone

The use of any of these above mentioned platforms may cause formatting issues and submission troubles. Students may be penalized for these incompatibilities.

Lab PCs and NYU VCL

The PCs in JAB 573, 574, 576, and 577 are equipped with all the software you will need for the course. Access to these PCs is allowed during Open Lab sessions.

NYU offers a Virtual Computer Lab which has some of the software required by the course installed.

If there are any issues with MS Project access the Virtual Computer Lab (VCL): File Management page.

Printing Services

JAB 775:

Bern Dibner Library:

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 was formerly known as Microsoft Office.

Microsoft 365 is available via the NYU Virtual Computer Lab.

Alternatively, as of the writing of this page, students may register and download Microsoft 365 for free at with their email address. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are applications in the Microsoft 365 family.

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is available via the NYU Virtual Computer Lab.

Alternatively, Microsoft Project can be installed on Windows PCs. Mac users may install virtualization software or dual-boot with Windows to install Microsoft Project.

The Laptop Help Desk provides Microsoft Project for current EG1004 students at no additional cost. They are located in 2MTC on the 10th floor and their hours of operation are Mon – Fri, 9:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

A trial version of Microsoft Project is available here:

Arduino IDE

A link to download the software can be found here


A link to download the software can be found at

On Mac OS, if you receive a message stating that the app cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified, please see this support article:

Bambu Studio

A link to download the software can be found here.


Create an account using the links below.

Autodesk provides 1-year licenses for students and educators that are renewable for as long as you remain a student/educator.

Revit 2023: . Please be sure to download Revit 2023 and not Revit 2024.

Fusion 360: