Computer, Equipment, and Tools Requirements

Computer, Equipment, and Tools Requirements

As Electrical and Computer Engineering majors you will enroll in lab-intensive courses* to complete your degree program.  Specific lab equipment and supplies are needed for your success in our lab courses.  Listed below is the equipment you will use the most as a student in the ECE Department.  Students should also review course syllabi each semester for any updates or adjustments.

Lab Tools

Analog Discovery 2 (REQUIRED)

The Digilent Analog Discovery 2 (DAD) board or the National Instruments Analog Discovery 2 (NAD) are exactly the same internally, with only cosmetic differences in packaging. Board ordering information for the DAD can be found at Board ordering info about the NAD can be found at For those who wish to use financial aid or want it right away, the bookstore may carry the NAD at a slightly elevated price.

Multimeter (REQUIRED)

ekpower MAS830L AC/DC 600V, DC 10A Digital Multimeter with Continuity Test & Back-lit Display,MS8268 Series,Tekpower OEM

FLUKE-106 Palm-Sized Digital Multimeter

Fluke 110 Plus essential multimeter true-rms 77

Soldering Iron (Purchase is highly recommended, but not required. Students need to have immediate access to this equipment)

Safety glasses
CREWS CL110 Checklite Anti-Scratch Resistant Safety Glasses Clear Lens

Needle nose pliers
Performance Tool 1105 5″ Long Nose Pliers

Wire cutters
DOWELL Micro Cutter Flush Cutter Electronics Soft Wire Cutter Professional Cutting Copper And Aluminum Wire Cables

MG Chemicals 837-P Water Soluble Flux Pen, 10mL

Desoldering braid
MG Chemicals Desoldering Braid #2 Fine Braid Super Wick with RMA Flux, 5′ Length x 0.05″ Width, Yellow

WYCTIN 60-40 Tin Lead Rosin Core Solder Wire for Electrical Soldering and DIY 0.0236 inches(0.6mm) 0.11lbs

*EEL3000, EEL3111C, EEL3008, EEL3211C, EEL3701C, EEL3923C, EEL4744C, EEL4712C, EEL4924C, EEE3308C, EEE3396C and  EEE4306 heavily utilize this equipment. Other courses may also require this equipment. Please check individual course syllabi for more information.

ECE Department Computer Requirements

Electrical Engineering Majors


Computer Engineering Majors