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Are you experiencing problems with IT tools? Contact Polytechnique Montréal's IT Service for technical support.

 

Student computer requirements

Are you planning to get a computer for your studies? Below you will find additional computer requirements specific to your program of studies. 

Computer labs accessible to students are also located in Polytechnique's Lassonde buildings.

Undergraduate studies and preparatoty year
Department Processor

 

Hard disk/Storage Random acces memory Graphic card Operating system Software Other needs Other references
Aerospace Engineering Intel I5 or better 500GB or better 8GB or better NVIDIA GTX 1650 or better Windows 10 - -

Suggested computers:
About 1 500$ CA

Lenovo - Bilingual portable gaming computer Legion Y540 15 81SX00R6CF, i5-9300H
Lenovo - Portable gaming computer Legion Y540 15 81SX00R8CC, i7-9750H

Biomedical engineering Intel Core i3 or Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent with 2 cores or better 256 Gb 8 Gb nothing special, the integrated graphics card is enough nothing special, PC or Mac works Basic Office suite Internet connection of at least 5 Mbps, Camera, microphone and mouse -
Chemical Engineering Intel Core i3 or Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent with 2 cores or better 256 Gb 8 Gb nothing special, the integrated graphics card is enough nothing special, PC or Mac works Basic Office suite Internet connection of at least 5 Mbps, Camera, microphone and mouse -
Civil, geological and mining engineering Intel I5 or better 500GB or better 8GB or better NVIDIA GTX 1650 or better Windows 10 - - -
Electrical Engineering Core i5 256 Gb 8GB HD Standard Any (example: Windows 10) Any (example: Office 365 free for students) Internet link of at least 5 Mbits/s -
Computer engineering and software Please refer to the following link:
https://www.polymtl.ca/gigl/ressources-informatiques#portatif
            Please refer to the following link:
https://www.polymtl.ca/gigl/ressources-informatiques
Mechanical Engineering Intel I5 or better 500GB or better 8GB or better NVIDIA GTX 1650 or better Windows 10 - -

Suggested computers:
About 1 500$ CA

Lenovo - Bilingual portable gaming computer Legion Y540 15 81SX00R6CF, i5-9300H
Lenovo - Portable gaming computer Legion Y540 15 81SX00R8CC, i7-9750H

Engineering Physics     Processor i5 or better 256GB or better 8GB or better Dedicated Graphic Card Windows 10 - - -
Mathematics and Industrial Engineering Intel i5 Gen 5 or AMD Ryzen 5 or better 256 GB SSD or better 8 GB or better - Windows 10 Office suite USB 3, Camera, audio, external hard drive for backups, Wifi, home internet link 5 Mbps and more -
Graduate studies
Department Processor Hard disk/Storage Random acces memory Graphic card Operating system Software Other needs
For everyone tel 8th generation i5-8500 3 GHz minimum 500GB to 1TB hard disk 7200 RPM 64MB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" SATA cache 16GB of DDR4-2400 RAM minimum 
Possibility to extend the RAM 
Dedicated graphics card with 4 GB graphics processor with 106 GB/s bandwidth, DirectX 11 compatible recommended Windows 10 standard 64-bit For multimedia equipments : https://www.polymtl.ca/si/outils-recommandes-pour-les-etudiants
Section : ÉQUIPEMENTS AUDIOVISUELS SUGGÉRÉS
 
Undergraduate certificate
Department Operating system Software
For everyone Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), 1GB of RAM or better
Max OS X 10.9 or more recent, 1 GB of RAM or better
For multimedia equipments : https://www.polymtl.ca/si/outils-recommandes-pour-les-etudiants
Section : ÉQUIPEMENTS AUDIOVISUELS SUGGÉRÉS
COMPUTER ACCESS CODE

This code enables you to access your Polytechnique Montréal email, computer labs, the free on-campus network, and your student file.

To access your code, go to www.dossier.polymtl.ca and click on “Récupérer le code d’accès” and “Récupérer le mot de passe.” The answers to your security questions should match the answers you provided in your application for admission to Polytechnique Montréal.

Your access code will be deactivated should any documents (ex.: authorization to stay in Canada) be missing from your file.

See the GO-Poly tutorial on the computer access code.

STUDENT FILE

Each student has a personal student file that can be accessed with a computer access code and password. The Student file permits you to do many things yourself: course selection changes, change of address, consult tuition and fees balances, order transcripts, print proof of enrollment, and tax slips, etc. Upon reception of your letter of admission, make sure that your personal information (address, telephone number, etc.) is accurate.

See the GO-Poly tutorial on the student file.

POLYTECHNIQUE MONTRÉAL EMAIL ADDRESS

All students have an email account with the following format: firstname.lastname@polymtl.ca. Access it at www.imp.polymtl.ca. You can redirect this email address to a different email account of your choice via your student file online.

Please note: This address will only be activated within 48 hours of registering for your first trimester of studies at Polytechnique.

Warning! Most official communication between Polytechnique Montréal and you will take place via email (and not by postal mail). Establish the habit of reading your emails thoroughly, and ensuring you fully understand them, and keep this habit throughout your studies.

See the GO-Poly tutorial on Polytechnique's email address.

WIRELESS NETWORK (WIFI)

You can connect to the campus wireless network via the network “Eduroam.”

Please use your username, which takes the following form: user_code@polymtl.ca (uNumber@polymtl.ca).

For more information or to request technical assistance from Information Services see go to (office L-6630) or visit the website below:

Free Software Licenses

Polytechnique Montréal's IT Services negotiates and administers the purchase of certain institutional software licenses (free Microsoft Office 365).

See the GO-Poly toturial on Microsoft Office 365.

MOODLE

The MOODLE platform allows you to access course content for a given term (grades, slide shows or presentations used in class, lab and homework assignment, etc.) as well as a number of teaching tools. MOODLE course pages are managed independently by each professor. To gain access, use your computer access code.

Please note: Your Moodle account will only be activated within 48 hours of registering for your first trimester of studies at Polytechnique.

See the GO-Poly tutorial about Moodle.

DIGITAL LIBRARY

Roughly 80% of the Louise-Lalonde-Lamarre library’s resources (books, journals, standards, and databases) are digital and available online 24/7. Configure Eduroam as your WiFi network connection to access these resources when you are on the Polytechnique Montréal campus. By configuring the proxy on your device, the digital library’s resources are also accessible to you from home, or anywhere else.

See the GO-Poly tutorial about the proxy.