Facilities and equipment

The University provides PhD and Research Masters students with a laptop. After you have enrolled, you will be contacted by the Office of Graduate Studies to organise the collection of your laptop.

Eligible students are supplied with a DELL Latitude 5480 (specs below) including a standard suite of University software. If you need additional software please contact the 17triplezero IT Service Desk.

Dell Latitude 5480:

  • Intel Core i5-6300U
  • 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6300U processor (Dual Core, 2.4GHz, 3M Cache)
  • 14.0" HD (1366 x 768) Non-Touch LCD with Mic/Camera, WLan Capable
  • Light Sensitive webcam and noise-cancelling digital array mic
  • 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 Memory
  • 256GB Solid State Drive M.2 PCIe
  • 4-cell Battery
  • Integrated HD Graphics 620
  • Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8265 Wi-Fi + BT 4.2 Wireless Card
  • Internal Backlit Keyboard
  • 3 Year next business day on-site warranty
  • Microsoft Office 10
  • Carry Case
  • USB Mouse and Keyboard

Notes: Laptop starting weight: 1.67 kg.


IT Services will provide support for the standard configuration of your laptop. Please log a support call with the 17triplezero IT Service Desk .

Off-campus students should note that the University will only provide limited assistance to students located off campus who have problems with the computer.

For hardware repairs under warranty you must contact the registered repairer. Please contact the 17triplezero IT Service Desk for further advice.

You are responsible for backing up your own documents.

For more information see the terms and conditions (PDF, 42KB).

If you have finished your research degree studies and you were issued with your laptop more than 18 months ago, you are entitled to keep the laptop but University issued software must be removed.

The relevant faculty provides full-time, on-campus PhD and Research Masters students with:

  • a desk and chair and dedicated workspace
  • a lockable filing cabinet
  • access to a photocopier and printer
  • access to office facilities for the transmission and receipt of official telephone and facsimile messages and mail
  • access to computer facilities and software programs, and training to use such programs, as may be necessary for research and thesis preparation
  • where necessary and appropriate laboratory facilities (including consumables) and bench space
  • adequate library access and free access through inter library loans

Part-time, on-campus students are provided with the same minimum level of resources as full-time students, except that access to a desk, chair, dedicated workspace and a lockable filing cabinet may need to be shared.

For external candidates, the level of resources provided is agreed between the candidate and the faculty.

For further information on allocation of these resources please contact your school or see the guidelines for resourcing research degree candidates (PDF, 23.2KB).

Each faculty supports PhD and Research Masters students with a minimum of $1,500 per year (pro-rata for part time candidates) for research purposes. The funding must be applied for and any expenditure approved by relevant school staff. Please contact your supervisor or School Executive Officer for further information on this scheme.

Your faculty may be able to support you further by providing:

  • grants-in-aid for expenses to attend conferences considered appropriate and relevant
  • funding for preparation of manuscripts for publication
  • other individual support

Any additional needs must be discussed with your supervisor.