BYOD Guidelines

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

If you’re beginning your studies at Monash, you’ll need access to a laptop that meets our recommended minimum specifications. This will ensure you can fully participate in your studies, allowing you to live-stream lectures, use a range of free, specialist software on your own device (through MoVE) and more.

Recommended minimum laptop specifications

We recommend that your laptop has the following minimum specifications. Click here to find out the steps to check your device specifications.


Operating System

Windows 10

Mac OSX 10.13


Intel Core i5 or higher


8 GB

Hard Disk

250 GB SSD (solid state drive)


14" screen with 1920 x 1080 screen resolution

13" screen with 1920 x 1080 screen resolution

Battery Life

8 hours under normal use



Web browser

Latest update: Microsoft Edge, Chrome or Firefox

Latest update: Safari, Chrome or Firefox


Sophos2 or any other latest antivirus


Microsoft Office 3653

  1. Devices and software language must set to English for the purpose of study at Monash University Malaysia.
  2. Sophos available for free. Click here for the details.
  3. Microsoft Office 365 available for free. Click here for the details.


You must ensure your laptop has met the minimum specifications. Instructions will be given to enable your laptop or tablet computer for the online assessment in class.

You’ll need to install Safe Exam Browser and test before sitting for the exam. To learn how to install and test the browser, see install Safe Exam Browser.

Please find the latest instruction on compliance check for the Online Exams for the year 2020, here.


The Monash Virtual Environment (MoVE) allows you to access specialized applications on your laptop or tablet – anywhere, anytime, for free! If you're enrolled in a unit that requires MoVE, you’ll need to bring your own device to class.

See the MoVE web page for more information and instructions on how to get access.