Recommended Computer Standards

Having access to a computer or mobile device with the internet are essential to your studies at Charles Sturt University. The following are recommended computer standards for accessing the university online environment.

Please note that some courses and subjects may require additional specific hardware or software. Check your course or subject details page for information and follow up with your lecturer or subject coordinator for further details.

  Desktop / Laptop Tablet / Mobile device
Microsoft Windows Apple Mac Apple iPad Android Tablet Windows Tablet
Recommended Operating System Windows 10 OSX 10.11+ iOS 7 (or better) Android 4.0 (or better) Windows 8.1 (or better)
Computer 4 gb RAM / i5 + 4 gb RAM / i5 + Less than 1 year old Less than 1 year old Less than 1 year old
Network High speed internet (NBN) with minimum 1mbps upload speed High speed internet (NBN) with minimum 1mbps upload speed High speed internet (NBN) with minimum 256kbps upload speed (wireless) 4G (or better) High speed internet (NBN) with minimum 256kbps upload speed (wireless) 4G (or better) High speed internet (NBN) with minimum 256kbps upload speed (wireless) 4G (or better)
Browser Chrome or Firefox (latest versions), Edge Safari or Firefox or Chrome (latest versions) Safari (latest version) Chrome (latest version) Chrome or Firefox (latest versions), Edge
Minimum Operating System Windows 7 OSX 10.11+ iOS 6 Android Windows 8
Computer 2gb RAM / Core 2 Duo 2gb RAM / Core 2 Duo Less than 3 years old Less than 3 years old Less than 3 years old
Network ADSL with 256kbps upload speed ADSL with 256kbps upload speed ADSL with 256kbps upload speed (wireless) 3G (cellular) ADSL with 256kbps upload speed (wireless) 3G (cellular) ADSL with 256kbps upload speed (wireless) 3G (cellular)
Browser Chrome or Firefox (latest versions), Edge Safari  Safari  Chrome Chrome or Firefox (latest versions), Edge

Operating System Updates

Operating System updates protect your computer against the latest known security threats and fix bugs (programming errors). These updates are free and you can schedule your device to check for new updates automatically.

Operating System Update Information
Windows Windows Update
Mac OS Update
Apple Software Downloads
Android Android Update

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