Computers and laptops

All SAIT students will require a computer or laptop for their program. Review the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) system requirements and get your tech ready to start at SAIT.

If your program isn’t listed, please check the program page for specific requirements or contact your Academic Chair.

Internet and bandwidth recommendations for online learning

Ensure you have a reliable internet connection to participate in your online classes. Most plans offered by internet service providers will meet the bandwidth and available data requirements.

Recommended: 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload

Minimum: 6Mbps download and 400Kbps upload

Higher speeds will help, particularly for courses that may involve media elements such as video.

If possible, we recommend you access the internet via a direct connection (Ethernet cable), as wireless may cause sporadic degradation of connections, however, this is not required.

Not sure where to purchase your computer? You can order via SAIT's preferred vendor, Dell.

Students scheduled in online lectures will need a computer camera, microphone and speakers (integrated or external).