Bring your own device

BYOD means the same as Bring Your Own Device, it means that students make their assignments mainly with their own computers.


SAMK requires the use of personal terminal equipment in studies.


The whole campus is a learning environment. Therefore, wireless network works well in all facilities in 2.4 and 5GHz frequencies. You need at least 3G-connection while using SAMK's programs outside the campus area.

Support and counselling

BYOD clinic: Students help other students in BYOD issues. In addition, SAMK’s HelpDesk helps in questions related to BYOD:

Equipment recommendations, students' laptop

  • A computer which complies with these recommendations can be used in all degree programmes. A lighter version is sufficient for most programmes, e.g. in the Faculty of Health and Welfare and Business Administration.
  • It is likely that a tablet is enough in most degree programmes. However, this is not yet certain and the requirements will be specified in the first year.
  • Windows operating system
  • At least 4 Gt of main memory, preferably 8 Gt
  • 3–4 years of guarantee is recommended, (for example the extension of the guarantee)
  • At least Full HD screen
  • SSD disc, 120G or bigger
  • A good battery, which lasts several hours
  • An integrated camera


You can use Microsoft Office programs freely. You can download them to your computer or use the web applications or both.

You also have OneDrive for Business available, where you can save your files and share files with other students and teachers.

BYOD programs

Part of the programs used in studies can be downloaded to your computer. The programs which cannot be downloaded will be downloaded in the IT classrooms.