Computer requirements

To study online through OUA, you'll need to use a computer to access learning resources, do research, prepare your assessments, make notes, and communicate with your lecturers, tutors, support staff, and other students.

Whether you're using a desktop, laptop, or tablet, please check that your computer meets the minimum requirements listed below. And don't forget to check your unit details page, in case your unit has any additional requirements.

Minimum Computer Requirements

PC - Windows Based
Apple Macintosh
Computer/Processor
  • Intel Core i3/AMD 2.0Ghz or better
  • iMac mid 2010 or later
Operating System
  • Windows 7 Home Edition or later
  • OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later
RAM
  • Minimum 4GB, recommended 8GB
  • Minimum 4GB, recommended 8GB
Hard Drive
  • 256GB or more
  • 500GB or more
Optical Drive
  • Any brand DVD or CD/DVD combo drive
  • DVD or CD/DVD combo or combo
Video Card
  • Any brand (integrated or discrete) with a min of 1GB of video RAM
Network
  • ADSL, ADSL2/2+, Cable, NBN, 3G or 4G internet
  • ADSL, ADSL2/2+, Cable, NBN, 3G or 4G internet
Screen Resolution
  • Min 1024 x 768
  • Recommended 1280 x 1024 or higher (will depend on screen size and graphics card)
  • Min 1024 x 768
  • Recommended 1280 x 1024 or better (will depend on screen size and graphics adapter of the iMac)
Screen Size
  • min 15", recommended 17" or better
Software
  • Office for Mac 2011 or 2016
  • PDF Reader (Adobe's or some other vendors)
  • Antivirus Application
Network
  • ADSL, ADSL2/2+, Cable, NBN, 3G or 4G internet
  • ADSL, ADSL2/2+, Cable, NBN, 3G or 4G internet

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