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Welcome. We want you to enjoy everything about Monash College and imagine that you have lots of questions. This website will help you prepare for your new life in Melbourne and first few weeks of class, making your Monash College experience even more enjoyable. The information provided will give you a good idea of what to expect and how to make the most of the support available. Once you’ve started class, you’ll find all of your study material on Moodle - our online learning platform. Our teachers are also very friendly and they'll be able to help answer your questions or let you know who can help you.

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What to bring: laptop or tablet?

You’ll need to bring a laptop or tablet to every class, so come prepared. When selecting a laptop or tablet remember that you’ll be using in and out of the classroom, for a range of things, including:

  • Completing tasks
  • Finding information
  • Collaborating with students
  • Completing assignments
  • Submitting assessment

A smart phone is not accepted by Monash College.

If you are intending to purchase or bring your own device to use at university, the following considerations should be used as a guide. Note that some faculties recommend their own minimum system requirements for certain degrees so please check with your faculty before purchasing your device.

Battery lifeCheck to see the rated battery life and the length of the battery warranty period.
WeightLaptops can range anywhere from 1kg up to 6kg. If you plan to be travelling regularly, consider a lighter device.
SizeSmaller devices can be more portable but they may not have the processing power you require and they may also be more expensive. When choosing a
device, take into account the applications you will be using and the locations where you will be using your device.
USB portsHow many USB ports does the device have and, are they the slower USB2 or the faster USB3.
WarrantyHow long is the warranty valid for? Check to see if the manufacturer offers an international warranty rather than one limited to the country in which the
device is purchased. This is particularly useful for travellers.
RAM (Random-access memory)Some laptops are sold with 2GB of memory as standard. You will get more benefit from a laptop with at least 4GB of RAM.

Find out more in the our student technology handbook or watch the video.