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Bring your own device (BYOD)

Wintec is moving to an innovative model of teaching and learning. As part of this initiative, student learning activities will be undertaken in flexible, adaptable and agile learning environments.  

In 2019, students in the following programmes are encouraged to bring their own device (a laptop):

Having a portable device will enable personalised learning in a variety of individual and collaborative settings throughout your student learning journey.  If you don’t have your own laptop, you will be able to use a Wintec loan laptop as required.

Please note: These are the minimum requirements for new devices that will be supported by Wintec.  

Wintec will not be responsible for any liability, performance or access issues that may arise on devices with lesser specifications than those listed below.  

Students are responsible for providing their own anti-virus software.

IT support

During your studies you can access the following support with your laptop:

Wintec will provide the following software free of charge

  • Office 365 subscription with 1TB of OneDrive storage (the cost of purchasing Microsoft Windows is not covered by Wintec)

Recommended laptop specifications for IT students

These specifications are for students studying the following programmes:

  • Bachelor of Applied Information Technology
  • New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology
Device typeLaptop
Operating system

Windows

Windows 10

Processor (CPU)Intel i5 and above (or equivalent e.g. AMD) with virtualisation support
RAM8 GB or more
Minimum display resolution 
15.6 inch display or larger 
Wi-fi capability
IEEE 802.11ac
Storage500GB HDD 
SSD Recommended
Graphics for multimedia modules (optional)Good graphics card for the multimedia stream and the Games Development module in the programming stream (suitable for UDK4 and Blender e.g. GTX 1050).
Note: Wintec has a multimedia computer lab that can be used for GPU intensive modules

Wintec will provide the following software free of charge:

  • Microsoft Imagine which provides free Windows Desktop, Server, Visual Studio Enterprise, Visio, Project, SQL server and more (IT students only)
  • VMware workstation pro (IT students only).

Recommended laptop specifications for Trades students

These specifications are for students studying the following programmes:

Device typeLaptop
Operating system

Windows

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

Processor (CPU)Intel i5 and above (or equivalent e.g. AMD) with virtualisation support
RAM8GB or more
Minimum display resolution 
15.6 inch display or larger 
Wi-fi capability
IEEE 802.11ac
Storage500GB HDD 
SSD Recommended
SSD capacity256GB