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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Automotive Service Technology and Business Administration - Automotive Management are moving to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) format beginning September 2018. First-year students are required to bring a laptop device that meets the specifications listed below. This does not apply to students enrolled in either program prior to September 2018.

Please note: Mac laptops do not meet the program requirements.

Hardware Software
  • Minimum Intel I5 or AMD A8 processor
  • 500 GB Hard Drive
  • 6 GB RAM
  • Minimum resolution of 1280 X 720
  • Wireless 802.11 adaptor
  • Ethernet port or adaptor
  • Windows 7 or 8.1 or higher (required due to software requirements)
  • Windows 7 or 8.1 or higher operating system 
  • Up-to-date Antivirus and Mal Ware software protection
  • Office 365 is available for free to all SAIT first-year students. You will need a valid SAIT email address. 

What you need to know:

  • You are responsible for bringing a laptop that meets the minimum hardware requirements and an operating system as outlined above.  
  • The minimum expected cost for your laptop will range from $600 - $800.
  • You are responsible for ensuring your device is in good working order for all classes, exams and other assessments.
  • You will have access to the software you need for your classes through SAIT and/or your textbooks.