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Faculty of Science

  • Hardware

    HARDWARE FOR FSC STUDENTS (2019-20)

    BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE

    • Incoming and returning students in Faculty of Science 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 Univeristy software to run successfully and without any interruptions on your device. 
    • View suggested devices.
  • Software

    SOFTWARE FOR UNDERGRADUATES AND FACULTY MEMBERS

    The list below represents 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.

    Anaconda Matlab (Xubuntu)
    Audacity Multisim - Circuit Design Suite
    Bruker Topspin Office
    Capstone Ontario Tech Printer Installer
    ChemOffice Ultra ProTeXt
    Eclipse IDE (Enterprise Java) Putty
    EndNote Radioactivity (Distance and Penetration only)
    Experiment Management System Respondus Lockdown Browser
    FORDisc SAS
    HemoSpat SigmaPlot
    LabScribe 2 TurningPoint
    Maple Ubuntu Linux - separate partition
    Maple (Xubuntu) Visual Studio Professional
    Maple TA Windows
    Matlab

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

  • Services

    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)


    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, the annual TELE fee for students will be to $180.13 for the 2019-20 academic year

  • Agreements
  • Important dates

    BYOD TELE EVENTS

    DATE

    LOCATION

    Download your software for Winter (2019) semester*

    January 1

    Software Portal

    Download your software for Spring/Summer (2019) semester*

    April 1

    Software Portal

    Download your software for Fall (2019) semester*

    August 1

    Software Portal

     

    *must be registered in courses prior to downloading software


Laptop Standards

  • Laptop standards (excluding Forensic & Computer Science)
    HARDWARE VERIFICATION TOOL

    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. 

    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 Onatrio Tech University 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, H, or HQ Processor

    Memory

    Minimum 16GB RAM

    Hard Drive

    Minimum 250GB (SSD recommended)

    Graphics Card

    Intel Integrated Graphics or better

    Wireless Network Card

    Card supporting wireless N

    Virus Protection

    An up to date Antivirus client is required.  Windows Defender is included with Windows 10 at no additional cost.

    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 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.
  • Laptop standards - Forensic Science
    HARDWARE VERIFICATION TOOL

    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. 

    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 Ontario Tech University 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, H, or HQ Processor

    Memory

    Minimum 16GB RAM

    Hard Drive

    Minimum 250GB (SSD recommended)

    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.  Windows Defender is included with Windows 10 at no additional cost.

    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 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.
  • Laptop standards - Computer Science

     

    HARDWARE VERIFICATION TOOL

    Use this tool to verify if your personally owned machine meets the recommended minimum specifications for Ontario Tech Univeristy 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 Ontario Tech University 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, H, or HQ Processor

    Core i5 U, H, or HQ Processor

    Memory

    Minimum 16GB RAM

    Minimum 16GB RAM

    Hard Drive

    Minimum 250GB (SSD Recommended)

    Minimum 250GB (SSD Recommended)

    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.  Windows Defender is included with Windows 10 at no additional cost.

    Antivirus is not 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.
    • The machine should be capable of running Linux in a dual boot configuration.
    • 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.
    • The machine should be capable of running Linux in a dual boot configuration.

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