Each course will contain practical exercises, and computer systems should fulfill minimum requirements in order to use the needed software.
The table below lists the minimum and recommended requirements.
Hardware and operating system requirements
Windows 10 64 bit English
(Home premium, Ultimate, Pro, Enterprise)
8 GB (16 GB recommended)
80 GB free disk space
15 inch, 1366 x 768
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor or equivalent (e.g. AMD)
Wireless (Wi-Fi) and Ethernet LAN
Separate mouse with left/right click and center wheel
Test your notebook
When you use your own notebook, you can run an online test to check if your notebook meets the minimum requirements.
You will also need any sort of Internet connection in order to communicate with the course coordinators/teachers and retrieve course material. We recommend Internet accessibility of at least 5 hour a week. If you do not have daily access to the Internet you could use, for example, “Internet-Cafés”.
- If your computer has a different language installed then you can install the free English language pack from the Windows Update site. Notebooks that do not have an English operating system or language pack installed can not be helped by the Helpdesk. Supervised practicals also rely on an English user interface.
- Make sure you have a genuine installation of your operating system. Non genuine windows versions cannot be updated with the latest security updates. (Test it here.)
- Remove unnecessary software from your notebook before starting the iGEON programme. Demo or trial software can conflict with full software versions provided.
- Make sure not to install illegal software, because this will not be tolerated, access to the online learning platform will be denied.