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HARDWARE FOR FSC STUDENTS (2018-19)

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE

  • Incoming and returning students in Faculty of Science will bring their own device in the 2018-2019 academic year. 
  • Please review the Laptop Standards tab in this section for recommended minimum hardware specifications. These specifications are required for UOIT software to run successfully and without any interruptions on your device. 
  • View suggested devices.

SOFTWARE FOR UNDERGRADUATES AND FACULTY MEMBERS

The list below represents software provided to undergraduate and faculty members for use in academic programs for the Faculty of Science.  Please note that students:

  • the specific software applications that are provided to each student and faculty member are dependent on course or academic program requirements.
  • students or faculty members may be required to use additional UOIT licensed software applications or services that are not listed in the software summary below.

Anaconda Matlab 
Audacity Matlab (Xubuntu)
Bruker Topspin Office
Capstone ProTeXt
ChemOffice Ultra Putty
Eclipse IDE (Enterprise Java) Respondus Lockdown Browser
EndNote SAS
F-Secure (BYOD) SigmaPlot
Google Chrome Ubuntu Linux - separate partition
Maple UOIT Printer Installer
Maple (Xubuntu) Visual Studio Professional
Maple TA Windows

** software subject to change.

Please follow instructions on how to download software via the software portal.

HARDWARE VERIFICATION

Use this tool to verify if your personally owned machine meets the recommended minimum specifications for UOIT software usage for your courses (Forensics only). Please download and run the application by selecting one of the buttons below. 

Check your windows laptop


MINIMUM RECOMMENDED LAPTOP SPECIFICATIONS

Use the minimum specifications table below as a guideline when acquiring a machine for your courses. These specifications are recommended for successful UOIT software usage.  View suggested devices.

 

WINDOWS PC

Operating System

  • Windows 10 64-bit (Pro edition is preferred)
  • Windows 10 must have the latest updates installed

Processor Type

Core i5 U or HQ Processor

Memory

Minimum 16GB RAM

Hard Drive

Minimum 250GB

Graphics Card

Intel Integrated Graphics or better

Wireless Network Card

Card supporting wireless N

Virus Protection

An up to date Antivirus client is required.  F-Secure is available as a free download.

Additional requirements

  • UOIT projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
  • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
  • Students in these programs MUST have a Windows PC.  Mac hardware running Windows OS is NOT an acceptable alternative.
  • The machine should be capable of running Linux in a dual boot configuration.

HARDWARE VERIFICATION

Use this tool to verify if your personally owned machine meets the recommended minimum specifications for UOIT software usage for your courses (Forensics only). Please download and run the application by selecting one of the buttons below. 

Check your windows laptop

MINIMUM RECOMMENDED LAPTOP SPECIFICATIONS

Use the minimum specifications table below as a guideline when acquiring a machine for your courses. These specifications are recommended for successful UOIT software usage.  View suggested devices.

 

WINDOWS PC

Form Factor

Tablet or other convertible style laptop with a minimum 12" screen is required.  Example:  A Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Lenovo L380 Yoga meets these requirements.

Operating System

  • Windows 10 64-bit (Pro edition is preferred)
  • Windows 10 must have the latest updates installed

Processor Type

Core i5 U or HQ Processor

Memory

Minimum 16GB RAM

Hard Drive

Minimum 250GB

Graphics Card

Intel Integrated Graphics or better

Input capabilities

Touch screen with pen input (a Wacom pen and device that supports Wacom is preferred).

Wireless Network Card

Card supporting wireless N

Virus Protection

An up to date Antivirus client is required.  F-Secure is available as a free download.

Additional requirements

  • UOIT projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
  • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
  • Students in this program MUST have a Windows PC.  Mac hardware running Windows OS is NOT an acceptable alternative.
  • The machine should be capable of running Linux in a dual boot configuration.

 

HARDWARE VERIFICATION

Use this tool to verify if your personally owned machine meets the recommended minimum specifications for UOIT software usage for your courses. Please download and run the application by selecting one of the buttons below.

CHECK YOUR WINDOWS LAPTOP     CHECK YOUR MAC LAPTOP

MINIMUM RECOMMENDED LAPTOP SPECIFICATIONS

Use the minimum specifications table below as a guideline when acquiring a machine for your courses. These specifications are recommended for successful UOIT software usage.  View suggested devices.

 

WINDOWS PC

MAC

Operating System

  • Windows 10 64-bit (Pro edition is preferred)
  • Windows 10 must have the latest updates installed

Mac OS 10.10.5 or higher running Windows 10 (Pro edition is preferred)

Processor Type

Core i5 U or HQ Processor

Core i5 U or HQ Processor

Memory

Minimum 16GB RAM

Minimum 16GB RAM

Hard Drive

Minimum 250GB

Minimum 250GB

Graphics Card

Intel Integrated Graphics or better

Intel Integrated Graphics or better

Wireless Network Card

Card supporting wireless N

Card supporting wireless N

Virus Protection

An up to date Antivirus client is required.  F-Secure is available as a free download.

An up to date Antivirus client is required.  F-Secure is available as a free download.

Additional requirements

  • UOIT projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
  • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
  • The machine should be capable of running Linux in a dual boot configuration.
  • UOIT projectors support VGA and HDMI only. If your machine does not have a supported display connector, you may be required to purchase an adapter.
  • A machine with an Ethernet adapter is preferred.
  • The machine should be capable of running Linux in a dual boot configuration.

SERVICES

SOFTWARE             Students will be provided with software that can be used on their personal device.
SOFTWARE SUPPORT Software support is available to all students participating in the BYOD TELE model.  Please visit the IT Service Desk locations for further instruction.
EXAM SUPPORT Technical support is provided during in-class examinations (upon faculty request) and emergency loaner laptops are available in the event of hardware or software failure.
HARDWARE (short term use only)

Laptop rentals - available for a nominal fee to accommodate BYOD TELE students who might need a rental for a limited time (subject to availability). View laptop rental information under the BYOD section of the Hardware page.

General Use Workstations - Access to course specific software for BYOD students is available on all UOIT desktops located in the North Library and on selected UOIT desktops in the Downtown Library (61 Charles St.).

TELE FEES (2018-19)


Faculty of Science students pay a mandatory fee which is directed to the cost of delivering the technology learning environment.  Any funds remaining at year end will be applied to the future costs of the program.  As part of the BYOD TELE model, Science students will see their annual technology-enriched learning fee reduced to $180.13 for the 2018-19 academic year.

BYOD TELE EVENTS

DATE

LOCATION

Download your software for Fall (2018-19) semester*

August 1

Software Portal

Download your software for Winter (2019) semester*

January 1

Software Portal

 

*must be registered in courses prior to downloading software

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