All online and campus courses require access to a desktop or laptop computer with reliable internet connection. We recommend the use of Google Chrome browser for accessing the student learning portal and other online software. Students must have a laptop when they commence the course.
The course requires the installation of a number of software programs. The minimum computer specifications are listed below.
Windows - Minimum Requirements
Mac - Minimum Requirements
Important: For existing students who are studying the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, please note that you will be required to utilise Autodesk Revit in this course. Revit can only operate on a Windows system, if you are a Mac user we highly recommend you arrange access to a Windows computer. There is an option to split your system using Parallels or VMWare Fusion however we do not recommend this as Revit is still not 100% functional. There are definitely many problems regarding Mac and Revit and so to ensure full efficiency, we recommend using a PC. For general information about running Revit on a Mac see the information available on the Autodesk website.
|Minimum: Entry-Level Configuration|
|Operating System ¹||
Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit: Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium
Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit: Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1
Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit: Enterprise, or Pro
|CPU Type||Single- or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.Autodesk® Revit® software products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations.|
|Memory||4 GB RAM
|Video Display||1,280 x 1,024 with true color
DPI Display Setting: 150% or less
|Disk Space||5 GB free disk space|
|Media||Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key|
|Pointing Device||MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device|
|Browser||Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)|
|Connectivity||Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download|