Bring your own device (BYOD) technical requirements

To study in Bridging English, you will need a personal computer that meets our minimum specifications. This will allow you to fully participate in lessons, carry out self-study tasks and take BE online assessments.

Note: The following devices cannot be used for taking BE assessments.

 

  • Smartphones: iPhones (Apple), Android phones (Samsung etc.), or any other mobile OS device
  • iPads
  • Android tablets
  • Chromebooks.

Minimum computer specifications

 

Windows

Mac OS

Operating system

Windows 10

(Genuine Copy Only)

OSX 10.13

(Genuine Copy Only)

Processor

At least i5 2.2GHz /AMD A6 1.8Ghz

At least 1.2GHz dual-core m3

OS Language

English

RAM

8 GB

Hard drive

250 GB

Display

25cm screen or larger

Keyboard

Full-size physical keyboard (not on-screen)

Battery life (when not using mains power

8 hours under normal use

Internet Connection

You will need a strong, stable, and reliable internet connection. A wired Ethernet connection is preferred. For Wi-Fi use 802.11ac or better

VPN

Students studying remotely and located in China should install and use the UQ Global Protect VPN

Webcam

HD

Browser

Chrome – English version

Headphones

Wired headphones only (not Bluetooth/wireless headphones)