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Student Technology Requirements & Discounts

Technology requirements

Computer requirements vary by program—check your program page for details. For most students, a basic computer meeting minimum requirements is all you need, but there are exceptions. Review our recommended specifications below, and check your program page for any additional requirements. The specifications below will ensure good performance for needed software running through AppsAnywhere.

Minimum requirements Basic Mid-level Advanced
Recommended for All programs School of Business + Media Forensics/Computing/Engineering
Operating System Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10
Processor Intel i5 or AMD equivalent Intel i5 or AMD equivalent Intel i7 or AMD equivalent
Memory 8 GB 8 GB or greater 16 GB or greater
Hard drive 250 GB SSD 250 GB SSD and 500 GB HDD 250 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD
Graphics card Standard Intel Nvidia MX250 or equivalent/better Nvidia GTX 1650 or equivalent/better
Screen 13″ or larger 13″ or larger with at least 1920 x 1080 13″ or larger with at least 1920 x 1080
Connectivity 802.11n or newer/LAN 802.11n or newer/LAN 802.11n or newer/LAN
Internet High-speed internet connection of at least 30 Mbps Download/10 Mbps Upload High-speed internet connection of at least 30 Mbps Download/10 Mbps Upload High-speed internet connection of at least 30 Mbps Download/10 Mbps Upload
Other Webcam + Microphone Webcam + Microphone Webcam + Microphone
Warranty Accidental damage coverage recommended Accidental damage coverage recommended Accidental damage coverage recommended

Even if your program doesn’t require an above-basic computer, for best performance, you might want to consider upgrading. Please see the following additional information about technology requirements for these programs:

Student discounts on technology products

As a BCIT student, you are eligible for educational pricing on computers and other technology.

BCIT partners with Dell, Microserve, and Apple to provide choice for students. Visit these websites to view offers on applicable technology products.

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Dell Computers

Sign up for an account to access discounted pricing.

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Microserve

Use code BCIT2020 at checkout to activate a 5% discount.

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Apple

Visit the Apple site to view available offers.