Q-12. What kind of computer equipment do I need?

Before making any decision on whether online courses or a degree is suitable for you, you should be aware of the necessary computer requirements. The table below shows the requirements for a PC and for a Macintosh.

 

  Recommended Minimum
Operating System Windows 2000/XP 
Mac OS X
Windows 98 
Mac OS 9
Hardware Windows: Pentium 3 600mhz or higher 
Macintosh: G3 or higher190 MB RAM or more

1024×768 Screen resolution or higher

Sound capable

Windows: Pentium 3 333 mhz
Macintosh G3128 MB RAM

800×600 Screen resolution

Sound capable

Internet
Connection
Internet DSL or Cable (broadband) connection to the Internet 56k connection to the Internet
Web Browser Latest Internet Explorer for Windows Latest Safari or Internet Explorer browser for Macintosh Internet Explorer 5.5 for WindowsSafari 1.2 or Internet Explorer 5.5 for Macintosh
Plug-ins Latest Flash Plug-inLatest QuickTime Plug-in 

Real Audio player

Acrobat reader

Flash 8 Plug-inQuickTime 6 Plug-in 

Real Audio player

Acrobat reader

Other 
Software
Microsoft WordMicrosoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Word ProcessorExcel Viewer

PowerPoint Viewer

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