Technology Requirements

2020-2021 Technology Requirements

Student laptop requirements needed for taking classes at Concordia University:

Windows

Operating System: Windows 10 Home, Pro, Ent

Processor: Core- minimum i3, recommended i5, highly recommended i7 or i9

Memory: 8 GB or higher, recommended 16 GB 

Hard Drive: 250/500 GB or higher, recommended SSD

Graphics Card: Integrated min 512 MB video memory or higher, recommended HD

Wireless: 802.11

Camera with Microphone: Required

Battery: Minimum life of 2 plus hours

Warranty: Highly recommended 3 year

Apple

Operating System: Apple OS X 10.13x or higher

Processor: Core- minimum i3, recommended i5, highly recommended i7 or i9

Memory: 8 GB or higher, recommended 16 GB 

Hard Drive: 250/500 GB or higher, recommended SSD

Graphics Card: Integrated min 512 MB video memory or higher, recommended HD

Wireless: AirPort

Camera with Microphone: Required

Battery: Minimum life of 2 plus hours

Warranty: Highly recommended 3 year

Optional, but recommended:

  • USB Flash Memory Storage Device or External USB hard drive for data daily backup
  • Antivirus and Malwarebytes (Windows does come with free Anti-virus)

Software required and supplied by Concordia University:

Please Note:

  • Listed are University minimum recommendations. Specific programs of study may have additional technology needs. Please visit our website (www.cuw.edu) and your program for more details
  • Chrome Books, iPads, tablets or similar units are useful tools, but do NOT meet all course requirements
  • For Mac users that need access to Windows, click here for BootCamp setup instructions
  • Although a laptop is recommended, online students may use a desktop. The requirements above still apply

If you have related questions or have concerns about the affordability of this requirement, please contact Assistant Vice President of Academics for Student Success, Dr. Elizabeth Polzin at Elizabeth.Polzin@cuw.edu. Specific questions regarding technology should be directed to your program chair and/or Technology Services.