Technology at USC

Student on campus

Bring your own device

All USC students use their own devices for study, from which you can access the University’s high speed Wi-Fi network. Support is provided by our IT team and the IT team at The University of Adelaide.

While the college has no minimum technical requirements for devices, we recommended to follow the SACE Minimum Requirements.

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    • SACE minimum and recommended technical requirements

      SACE has minimum and recommended technical requirements for all equipment to be used for e-exams. Student devices are expected to meet the following minimum technical requirements to use the SACE e-exam system.

        Minimum requirements Recommended requirements
      Device type laptop, desktop laptop, desktop
      Device operating system Windows 8.1, MacOS (X, 10.9+) Windows 10, MacOS (X, 10.9+)
      Device memory 2GB 4GB
      Device hard drive 2GB free space 2GB free space
      Screen size 13 inch 15.4 inch (laptop), 17-23 inch (desktop)
      Keyboard wired, wireless wired, wireless
      Pointing device mouse, trackpad mouse, trackpad
      Headphones wired only (bluetooth not permitted) and must be compatible with device being used wired only (bluetooth not permitted) and must be compatible with device being used
      Connectivity able to connect to the internet via wired or wireless connection able to connect to the internet via wired or wireless connection
      Power 3 hours of available power, either connected power in the exam room or battery power to power the device for a minimum of 3 hours 3 hours of available power, either connected power in the exam room or battery power to power the device for a minimum of 3 hours
      Administrator access able to install third party software on the device able to install third party software on the device

    File storage and printing

    As a USC student, you will be provided with 2GB to store files in your own folder on the network.

    Students have access to wireless printing on campus. Students are provided with a printing allowance of 200 pages, at 10c per printed page for non-colour pages. The pages printed by students are monitored and it is the student's responsibility to keep this balance at an appropriate amount to ensure they can print when required. Additional print credits can be purchased from the Finance Officer, at the Finance Office. NOTE: An insufficient printing balance will not be an acceptable reason for failure to meet deadlines for assessments.

    Email and internet usage

    You’ll be provided with a personal USC email account (firstname.lastname@usc.adelaide.edu.au) which provides a level of security with regard to viruses and privacy.

    You’ll have unmetered usage of the internet for study-related purposes. All internet usage is monitored under the University’s Acceptable Use and Security Policy and is a privilege for USC students. Internet access may be removed if students step beyond the guidelines for acceptable use.