Bring your own device (BYOD)

If you’re beginning your studies at Monash, you’ll need access to a laptop that meets our recommended minimum specifications. This will ensure you can fully participate in your studies, allowing you to live-stream lectures, use a range of free, specialist software on your own device (through MoVE), use your laptop to sit eExams, and more.

Recommended minimum laptop specifications

We recommend that your laptop have the following minimum specifications.

Recommended minimum device specifications for Windows and macOS
Processor i5 2.2GHz /AMD A6 1.8Ghz 1.2GHz dual-core m3
Operating system Windows 10 macOS 10.14 Mojave
Memory 8GB 8GB
Hard drive120GB SSD (solid state drive) 120GB SSD (solid state drive)
Display 14" screen with 1920 x 1080 screen resolution 13" screen with 1920 x 1080 screen resolution
Battery life4 hours under normal use 4 hours under normal use
Wi-fi 802.11ac or better 802.11ac or better
Webcam User facing, inbuilt microphone and speakers User facing, inbuilt microphone and speakers

Testing your device for a Monash eExam

You can check whether your computer can run a Monash eExam using our secure device test. Check our device and system specifications page for more information.

Buying a new laptop

Don't have a laptop? We know new laptops can be costly, but as a Monash student, you can get discounts on new HP, Apple, and Dell brands.

Getting financial help

If you’re experiencing financial difficulty, you may be eligible to apply for the following:


The Monash Virtual Environment (MoVE) allows you to access specialised applications on your laptop or tablet – anywhere, anytime, for free! If you're enrolled in a unit that requires MoVE, you’ll need to bring your own device to class.

See the MoVE web page for more information and instructions on how to get access, or click the MoVE tile in

Related procedure

Enrolment Procedure (pdf)

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