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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (YEAR 1)

The information listed below is for the 2019-20 academic year only. Details regarding the 2020-21 academic year will be posted in mid-June.

  • What do I need to know about BYOD?

    Description of video:

    Video outlines the high-level services Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) TELE offers for Ontario Tech students. Links mentioned in the video:

  • Hardware

    HARDWARE MODELS (2019-20)


    • Incoming and returning students in Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Year 1) will bring their own device in the 2019-20 academic year. 
    • Please review the Laptop Standards tab in this section for recommended minimum hardware specifications. These specifications are required for Ontario Tech University software to run successfully and without any interruptions on your device.
    • View suggested devices.
  • Software

    The list below shows the software provided by IT Services to undergraduate students and faculty members.

    • Visit the breakdown of Software by Course Code page for details.
    • 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 Ontario Tech licensed software applications or services that are not listed in the software summary below.
    • Software listings are subject to change.

    3DCS Analyst ML Cad
    ActiveState Active Python Multisim - Circuit Design Suite
    Adams Nastran
    ADS - Advanced Design System NX
    Altera Quartus 2 NX Nastran
    AMZI Prolog Office
    Anti-virus software Ontario Tech Printer Installer
    Apache Tomcat Patran
    AspenOne Power Sim (PSIM)
    Audacity Project Professional
    Bricx Command Center ProTeXt
    Cadence Board Bundle PSCAD
    Capstone PSPICE student version
    CarSim MSS Putty
    Change Management Power & Influence V2 QET Motor Control
    ChemOffice Ultra Quatech Rs 232 PCMCIA Driver
    Code Composer Studio Rational Doors
    Code Warrior Rational Rhapsody
    CoolPack Rational Software Architect
    Cygwin Refprop
    Eclipse (Java) Requisite Pro
    Eclipse IDE (Enterprise Java) Respondus Lockdown Browser
    EES Academic/Professional Rhapsody Developer
    EES_Refprop Interface RoboLab
    Endnote SigmaPlot
    Fluent Simul8
    HyperWorks Software Suite Solidworks
    Introduction to Business Sustainable Minds
    iSight TruckSim
    Jade Visio Professional
    Java Development Kit J2SE (SDK) Visual Paradigm
    JT Translator Visual Studio Professional
    L Draw VLC Media Player
    LabVIEW VMWare Player
    Maple VMWare Workstation
    Maple (Xubuntu) Windows
    Maple TA Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
    MapleSim WinEDT
    Matlab WinSCP
    MiKTex WinXP VM
    Mindstorms NXT Working Model
    MinGW Xilinx


  • Laptop standards

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


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

    Operating System
    • Windows 10 64-bit (Pro edition is preferred)
    • Windows 10 must have the latest updates installed
    Processor Type Core i5 U, H, or HQ Processor
    Memory Minimum 16GB RAM
    Hard Drive Minimum 250GB, 100GB of available space (SSD recommended)
    Graphics Card NVIDIA Quadro or AMD Radeon Pro WX
    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.
    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.
  • Services


    Software             Students are provided with software that can be used on their personal device. Visit software for BYOD TELE students to learn how to download and install software.
    Software Support Software support is available to all students participating in the BYOD TELE model.  Visit the IT Service Desk locations for further instructions or visit the Software Support area located at the North Oshawa Library or 61 Charles Library.
    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. Visit preparing your laptop for an exam to learn tips on how to be ready prior and on the day of an exam. 
    Laptop Rentals (short term use only) Available for a nominal fee to accommodate BYOD TELE students who might need a rental for a limited time (subject to availability). View hardware BYOD TELE students information for details.

    General Use Workstations (GUWs)

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

    Hardware Repair

    Onsite hardware repair is available to eligible Lenovo and Dell laptop models only. Repairs are conducted by licensed repair technicans. View details about repairs and tips on how to take care of your device.

  • Fees

    TELE FEES (2019-20) - Year 1 only

    Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (year 1) 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,  the annual TELE fee for students will be $231 for the 2019-20 academic year.

  • Agreements
  • Important dates

    BYOD TELE Events



    Download your software for Fall semester*

    August 1

    Software Portal

    Download your software for Winter semester*

    January 1

    Software Portal

    Download your software for Spring/Summer semester*

    April 1

    Software Portal

     *must be registered in courses prior to downloading software

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