Although we will use UITS computer laboratories, such as may be available and suitable for this course, I do not assume that you are going to use these laboratories in your future research work. Rather I expect that you will use your office desktop, or your laptop, or your research laboratory server, or your departmental server. Furthermore, we cannot expect every software component we may need in the course to be available on these common use UITS PCs. Consequently, if you have your own laptop and would like to bring it with you and use in the course, you are welcome to do so.
I have remarked in the preamble that we may even consider delivering the course directly to your home or office - this especially if we don't have many students enrolled. In this case, obviously, you will have to provide your own PC (or a Mac).