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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Laptop standards (FEAS)

Laptop standards (FEAS)

Use the minimum specifications table below as a guideline when acquiring a machine for your 2022-23 courses. These specifications are recommended for successful Ontario Tech University software usage. 

visit suggested devices

Windows PC
Operating system
  • Windows 10 or 11 64-bit (Pro edition is preferred)
  • Windows must have the latest updates installed
Processor type

Intel: Core i5, i7, i9 with 1.5Ghz or greater

AMD: Ryzen 5, 7, 9 with 1.5Ghz or greater

Minimum 16GB RAM
Hard drive
Minimum 250GB, 100GB of available space (SSD recommended)
Graphics card

NVIDIA Quadro or AMD Radeon Pro WX

Other cards like the NVIDIA GeForce line of cards are not suitable alternatives.

Wireless network card
Card supporting wireless N
Virus protection
An up-to-date Antivirus client is required. Windows Defender is included with Windows 10 for free.
Wired or wireless headset with microphone (or working laptop microphone)
A webcam is required.
Additional requirements
  • Ontario Tech University 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 faculty 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.
Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a NVIDIA Quadro or AMD Radeon Pro WX card? Why can't I use a consumer gaming card like the GeForce RTX instead?
Gaming class graphics cards like the GeForce RTX line of cards are not suitable alternatives. The software used in your program requires a workstation class graphics card like the NVIDIA Quadro or AMD Radeon Pro WX line of cards. Vendors like SolidWorks and Siemens have only certified their software to run on these cards.

Can I bring a Macbook?
No, computers running macOS are not permitted. All the software used in your program is Windows based.

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