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

EG1003 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.

Printing Services

JAB 775:

Bern Dibner Library:

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is available via the NYU Virtual Computer Lab.

Alternatively, as of the writing of this page, students may register and download Office for free at with their email address. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook are included in the Office suite.

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 EG1003 students at no additional cost. They are located in RH337 and their hours of operation are Mon – Fri, 9:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

A trial version of Microsoft Project is available here:

Mindstorms EV3

Mindstorms is available here:

The downloads for Gyro and Ultrasonic sensor can be found using this link: (they can be found at the bottom of the page)

LEGO Digital Designer

Download here:

Arduino IDE

Download here:


6-Month Evaluation:


3-year license for Revit student version available:

3-year license for Fusion 360 student version available: