Your computer

Your computer

BTH encourages all students to bring their own computer that can be used in their studies. You will benefit from your own laptop, not only at lectures but also at other learning activities and in the library.

Below you will see what requirements your computer needs to meet for studies on your program. If you have questions, contact the program manager for your program. The program manager’s contact information can also be found in the welcome letter.

Study programmes

Recommendations

Not specified programmes

Optional laptop

Master’s Programme in Industrial Economics and Management

Programme manager:
Eva Lövstål, eva.lovstal@bth.se

  • Processor: Dual-core 2GHz or faster
  • RAM: 4Gb or above
  • Hard disk: 4Gb (Windows) 10Gb (macOS) minimum for software installations
  • Display: 1280 x 768 (Windows) or 1280 x 800 (macOS) or above
  • Graphics card:
    • Windows: Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher for Windows 10
    • macOS: No specific requirements
  • Operating system:
    • Windows 8.1, 10
    • macOS X with macOS 10.13 or later
  • Browsers:
    • Windows: Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+ or latest version
    • macOS: Safari 10+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+ or latest version
  • 1.2Mbps or faster internet connection, Wifi
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam – built-in or USB plug-in

Master’s Programme in Telecommunication Systems

Programme manager:
Patrik Arlos, patrik.arlos@bth.se

Processor type: 64 bit, 4 or more cores, Intel or AMD doesn´t matter.
RAM: 16-32 GB
Hard disk: Least 512 GB, with advantage SSD
Display: Inga särskilda krav
Operativsystem:Linux 64 bit, cf Ubuntu 20.04 64-bit
Graphics processor: No special requirements
Network: Wired Ethernet, Wireless Ethernet

Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering – Structural Mechanics

Programme manager:

Ansel Berghuvud, ansel.berghuvud@bth.se

We would cautiously advise against buying an Apple computer, as engineering software is mostly compatible with Windows only and we have experienced difficulties in getting the software running on virtualized Windows installations on Mac computers. Apple’s new M1 architecture seems to make it even more difficult (or even impossible) to solve these installations. We are not able to assist with support for these problems.

System Requirements for Autodesk Inventor 2022 Windows

Operating system
64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information.

CPU 
Recommended: 3.0 GHz or greater, 4 or more cores
Minimum: 2.5 GHz or greater

Memory
Recommended: 32 GB RAM or more
Minimum: 16 GB RAM for less than 500 part assemblies

Disk Space
Installer plus full installation: 40 GB

Graphics
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Minimum: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

Display Resolution
Recommended: 3840 x 2160 (4K); Preferred scaling: 100%, 125%, 150% or 200%
Minimum: 1280 x 1024 (1080p)

Pointing Device
MS-Mouse compliant
Productivity: 3DConnexion SpaceMouse®, driver version 10.7.0 or later.

System Requirements for Autodesk® Inventor® 2022 Windows

Network
Internet connection for web install with Autodesk® Desktop App, Autodesk® collaboration functionality, .NET installation, web downloads, and licensing.

Network license manager supports Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server 2019 and the Windows 10 desktop versions listed above.

Full local install of Microsoft® Excel 2016 or later for workflows that create and edit spreadsheets. Inventor workflows that read or export spreadsheet data do not require Microsoft® Excel. See Inventor Excel Requirements for more information.

Spreadsheet
Office 365 subscribers must ensure they have a local installation of Microsoft Excel.
Windows Excel Starter®, OpenOffice®, and browser-based Office 365 applications are not supported.

Browser
Google Chrome™ or equivalent

.NET Framework
Version 4.8 or later. Windows Updates enabled for installation.

For complex Models, Complex Mold Assemblies, and Large Assemblies (typically more than 1,000 parts)

CPU Type
Recommended: 3.30 GHz or greater, 4 or more cores

Memory
Recommended: 64 GB RAM or greater

Graphics
Recommended:4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant. See the Certified Hardware