Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

As part of Conestoga's commitment to innovative learning strategies, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative is designed to enhance your learning experience. Through the use of online and mobile technologies in and out of the classroom, you will be able to access course materials, participate in collaborative learning environments, and build the technological skills needed in today's workforce.

The programs listed below incorporate technology into their delivery.

Please note: To effectively participate in remote learning, students in BYOD programs are required to have reliable Internet access.

  • For questions about technical specifications required for your program, choose the appropriate link below or contact your program coordinator.
  • For questions regarding your student account, connecting to Conestoga's Wi-Fi and software downloads, visit Conestoga's IT website.

Programs starting between September 2021 and August 2022

Applied Computer Science & Information Technology
Program Title Minimum Device Requirements
Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
Windows PC - 'Best' Model

Minimum 16GB Memory
Big Data Solution Architecture (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC or MAC - 'Good' Model

Computer Application Security (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Best' Model


Computer Applications Development (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Best' Model

Computer Programming
Windows PC - 'Better' or 'Best' (Recommended) Model

Computer Programming and Analysis (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Better' or 'Best' (Recommended) Model

Computer Systems Technician - Information Technology Infrastructure and Services (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Information Technology Infrastructure
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

Information Technology Network Security
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

IT Innovation and Design (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Better' or 'Best' (Recommended) Model

Mobile Solutions Development (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Good' Model

Reporting Systems Development

​Windows PC - 'Best' Model


Software Engineering Technician
Windows PC - 'Best' Model

Discrete graphics card optional.
Software Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Best' Model

Discrete graphics card optional in years 1 and 2.
Discrete graphics card required for SENG3040 in year 3.
Software Quality Assurance and Test Engineering (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Good' Model

Virtualization and Cloud Computing

​Windows PC - 'Best' Model


Business
Program Title Minimum Device Requirements
Administrative Business Management
Windows PC - 'Good' Model

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) - International Business Management
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Bachelor of Public Relations (Honours)
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

Business - Marketing
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Business - Marketing - Accelerated
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Business Administration - Marketing
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Business Administration - Marketing (Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Business Development and Sales
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

Financial Planning Services
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Global Business Management
Windows PC - 'Good' Model

Human Resources Management (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Good' Model

Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness
Windows PC - 'Good' Model

Project Management
Windows PC - 'Better' Model


Public Relations
Windows PC or MAC- 'Better' Model


Public Relations - Integrated Communications
Windows PC or MAC- 'Better' Model


Social Media Marketing
Windows PC or MAC - 'Good' Model

Strategic Marketing Communications
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

Supply Chain Management - Global
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Sustainable Business Management (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC or MAC - 'Good' Model

Community Services
Program Title Minimum Device Requirements
Community and Social Service Management
Windows PC - 'Good' Model

Creative Industries
Program Title Minimum Device Requirements
3D Computer Animation
Windows PC only - 'Ultimate' Model

USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Advertising and Marketing Communications (2021-2022)
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

MacBook Pro (Recommended if intend to pathway into Graphic Design or Bachelor of Design.)
USBC Thumb Drive
USBC 2TB Hard Drive

Animation
Windows PC only - 'Ultimate' Model

USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Bachelor of Design (Honours)
USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Broadcast - Radio
Windows PC Recommended - 'Better' Model

USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Broadcast - Television and Independent Production
Windows PC or MAC - 'Best' Model

USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Broadcasting Performance and Digital Media
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model
VJ Kit and Smartphone

USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Design Foundations
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

MacBook Pro (Recommended if intend to pathway into Graphic Design or Bachelor of Design.)
USBC Thumb Drive
USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Game - Design
Windows PC only - 'Ultimate' Model

USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Graphic Design
USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Interactive Media Management - Interaction Design
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Interior Decorating
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Journalism
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model
VJ Kit and Smartphone

USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Media Foundations
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Virtual Reality Production

​Windows PC only - 'Ultimate' Model


​USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive

Visual Merchandising Arts
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

USBC Thumb Drive, USBC 2TB Hard Drive
Engineering & Technology
Program Title Minimum Device Requirements
Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC Only - 'Ultimate' Model

​MAC/APPLE products are not suitable for this program.

Aviation - General Arts and Science
Windows PC or MAC - 'Good' Model

Aviation - General Arts and Science Fast Track
Windows PC or MAC - 'Good' Model

Bachelor of Applied Technology (Honours) - Architecture - Project and Facility Management
Windows PC - Best' or 'Ultimate' (Recommended) Model

Required: 2.3 GHz CPU or Better, 128GB SSD, 500GB HDD, external computer mouse 
Please note: 14” or greater display accepted
Bachelor of Engineering - Building Systems Engineering
Windows PC - Best' or 'Ultimate' (Recommended) Model

Bachelor of Engineering - Electronic Systems Engineering
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Systems Engineering
Windows PC - Best' or 'Ultimate' (Recommended) Model

Bachelor of Engineering - Power Systems Engineering
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)
Windows PC Only - 'Best' or 'Ultimate' (Recommended) Model


Required: 2.3 GHz CPU or Better, 128GB SSD, 500GB HDD Please Note: 14” or greater display accepted, MAC/APPLE products are not suitable for this program.

Civil Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - Best' or 'Ultimate' (Recommended) Model

Computer Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Construction Management (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - Best' or 'Ultimate' (Recommended) Model

Please note: A separate computer monitor is an asset.

Construction Project Management
Windows PC - Best' or 'Ultimate' (Recommended) Model

Please note: A separate computer monitor is an asset.

Electrical Engineering Technician
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Electrical Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Electronics Engineering Technician
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Electronics Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Embedded Systems Development (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Energy Systems Engineering Technology - Electrical (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Environmental - Civil Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - Best' or 'Ultimate' (Recommended) Model

Environmental Building Sciences
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Environmental Engineering Applications (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Welding and Robotics (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - Best' or 'Ultimate' (Recommended) Model

Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automated Manufacturing (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Ultimate' Model

Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automated Manufacturing (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Ultimate' Model

Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design and Analysis (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Ultimate' Model

Mechanical Engineering Technology - Robotics and Automation (Optional Co-op)
Returning students who initiated studies prior to Summer 2020: Windows PC - 'Ultimate'

Starting in fall 2020, students in this academic program are required to participate in the Lease Your Own Device (LYOD)  program offered by Conestoga College.
Packaging Engineering Technician (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Ultimate

Robotics and Industrial Automation (Optional Co-op)
Returning students who initiated studies prior to Summer 2020: Windows PC - 'Ultimate'

Starting in fall 2020, students in this academic program are required to participate in the Lease Your Own Device (LYOD)  program offered by Conestoga College.
Structural Packaging Design and Management
Windows PC - 'Ultimate' Model

Structural Steel Management and Detailing (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC Only - 'Ultimate' Model

​MAC/APPLE products are not suitable for this program.

Technology Foundations
Windows PC - 'Good

​An external computer mouse is required. 

Welding Engineering Technology - Inspection (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - Best' or 'Ultimate' (Recommended) Model

Wireless Network Infrastructure
Windows PC - 'Better' Model

Health & Life Sciences
Program Title Minimum Device Requirements
Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science (Honours)
Returning students who initiated studies prior to Summer 2020: Windows PC


Starting in fall 2020, students in this academic program are required to participate in the Lease Your Own Device (LYOD)  program offered by Conestoga College.
Bachelor of Environmental Public Health (Honours)
Returning students who initiated studies prior to Summer 2020: Windows Tablet PC (i.e., Surface Pro 7)

Starting in fall 2020, students in this academic program are required to participate in the Lease Your Own Device (LYOD)  program offered by Conestoga College.
Enhanced Practice for Internationally Trained Nurses

​Windows PC or MAC - 'Good' Model


Hospitality & Culinary Arts
Program Title Minimum Device Requirements
Event Management
Windows PC or MAC - 'Good' Model

Global Hospitality Management (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Good' Model

Interdisciplinary Studies
Program Title Minimum Device Requirements
Technical Communications (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

Trades & Apprenticeship
Program Title Minimum Device Requirements
Electro Mechanical and Automation Maintenance (Optional Co-op)
Windows PC - 'Ultimate'

Mechanical Techniques - Industrial Millwright
Windows PC - 'Best'

Workforce Development
Program Title Minimum Device Requirements
Applied Electrical Motion and Control Management
Windows PC or MAC Laptop - 'Best' Model

Applied Energy Management
Windows PC or MAC Laptop- 'Best' Model

Applied Energy Management - Renewable Energy

​​​Windows PC Laptop - 'Best' Model


Applied Manufacturing Management - Design Integration
Windows PC Laptop - 'Ultimate' Model

Recommended · Windows 10 (64 bit) · Quad-core CPU 9th Generation i7 · 16GB RAM · 750 GB solid-state drive · 4GB GPU RAM · NVIDIA® graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro®/NVIDIA GeForce®/Tesla™ with at least NVIDIA
Applied Manufacturing Management - Machining Option
Windows PC Laptop - 'Ultimate' Model

Recommended · Windows 10 (64 bit) · Quad-core CPU 9th Generation i7 · 16GB RAM · 750 GB solid-state drive · 4GB GPU RAM · NVIDIA® graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro®/NVIDIA GeForce®/Tesla™ with at least NVIDIA
Applied Manufacturing Management - Mechatronics
Windows PC Laptop - 'Ultimate' Model

Recommended · Windows 10 (64 bit) · Quad-core CPU 9th Generation i7 · 16GB RAM · 750 GB solid-state drive · 4GB GPU RAM · NVIDIA® graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro®/NVIDIA GeForce®/Tesla™ with at least NVIDIA
Applied Manufacturing Management - Welding Option
Windows PC Laptop - 'Ultimate' Model

Recommended · Windows 10 (64 bit) · Quad-core CPU 9th Generation i7 · 16GB RAM · 750 GB solid-state drive · 4GB GPU RAM · NVIDIA® graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro®/NVIDIA GeForce®/Tesla™ with at least NVIDIA
Applied Network Infrastructure and System Administration
Windows PC or MAC - 'Best Model

Should be scalable to add additional memory or upgrade the SSD/SSHD
Business - Supply Chain and Operations for Commercial Trucking

​​​Windows PC Laptop - 'Best' Model


Business Analytics

​Windows PC Laptop only - 'Best' Model


​Must be Windows OS, Webcam Required

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
Windows PC Laptop - 'Ultimate' Model

Data Processing & Reporting
Windows PC Laptop - 'Good' Model

Enterprise Content Management
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

14”+ screen size, the Ethernet adapter (either actual port or via USB/LAN adapter), Webcam
Suggested: VMWare Fusion or Parallels for Mac, Mac NOT recommended Without the Windows dual boot option as PowerBi and PowerShell will not work on a Mac.
Financial Technology
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

Health Care Administration and Service Management
Windows PC Laptop - 'Better' Model

Information Technology Business Analysis - Operations
Windows PC Laptop only - 'Best' Model

Must be Windows OS, Webcam Required
Internet Applications and Web Development Fundamentals
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

Network Technical Support
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

Power Engineering Techniques (4th Class)
Windows PC or MAC Laptop - 'Better' Model

Predictive Analytics

​​Windows PC Laptop only - 'Best' Model


​Must be Windows OS, Webcam Required

Process Quality Engineering
Windows PC Laptop  - 'Better' Model


​Chrome is required to Minitab. Stable internet connection is required. 

Quality Assurance - Manufacturing and Management
Windows PC Laptop - 'Better' Model



​Chrome is required to Minitab. Stable internet connection is required. 

Renewable Energy Techniques

​​Windows PC Laptop - 'Best' Model


Web Design and Development
Windows PC or MAC - 'Better' Model

For general questions, email byod@conestogac.on.ca.