Software for students

Curtin has a range of agreements to provide software to you for free, or at a discounted price.

These agreements may also include using the software on your personal computer. “Home Use Licences” are only available to currently enrolled students.

Most of our agreements require you to purchase a separate license if you are using the software for commercial research purposes.

If you do not find what you are looking for please contact the IT department.

Latest software

6 February 2019

MATLAB and Simulink products are now available when registering with your Curtin student email, check the ‘Matlab’ section on this page for more details.


Teaching and learning

EndNote

EndNote is a reference management and biblography-creation software application. It allows you to store, manage, search and share your references.

How can I access EndNote?

All Curtin devices will have EndNote already installed as part of the standard application. EndNote is available to download on personal computers. To install on your personal device, please visit the Library tab in student OASIS or the staff Portal. Click on the “Download EndNote” button and follow the installation instructions.

Supported Operating Systems

EndNote is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7SP1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • macOS 10.10 and above

Terms and Conditions

EndNote is only available to staff and students based in Australia.

Please read the License Terms for further information.


Statistical and data tools

Surfer

Surfer from Golden Software provides modelling, analysis, mapping and visualisation tools for geological data.

Availability

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering (Kalgoorlie)

Terms and Conditions

The software must be used for educational and research purposes only, not for commercial work.

Please read the License Terms.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows

How can I access the software?

Please enquire with your Faculty for specific computer labs.

Maple

Maple from Maplesoft provide mathematics-based software and services for education, engineering and research.

Availability

  • All Curtin computers

Terms and Conditions

Software is available to all current students enrolled in Australia.

The software must be used for educational and research purposes only, not for commercial work.

Please read the License Terms.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows

How can I access the software?

Maple is available as a virtualised application on all Curtin computers.

ArcGIS Desktop

ArcGIS Desktop by ESRI provides advanced analytic tools that allow you to collect and manage data, create professional maps, perform traditional and advanced spatial analysis and solve problems.

Availability

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering and Humanities
  • Students personal computers (Limited licenses)

Terms and Conditions

Priority is given to students who require ArcGIS for their course work as there are limited licenses for student personal computers.

ArcGIS is available to all current students enrolled in Australia. The software must be used for educational and research purposes only, not for commercial work.

Please read the License Terms.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows

How can I access the software?

Please enquire with your Faculty for specific computer lab availability.

To find out how to get a copy on your personal device, contact CITS Service Desk.

IBM SPSS

SPSS is a software package used for interactive, or batched, statistical analysis.

Availability

  • All Curtin computers
  • Discounted pricing for students to be installed on their personal computers

Terms and conditions

Software is available to all current students enrolled in Australia.

The software must be used for educational and research purposes only, not for commercial work.

Discounted pricing is only available to current students enrolled at Curtin Australia.

Please read the License Terms.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows

How can I access the software?

To purchase a copy for install on your personal device, a redemption code can be obtained from CITS Service Desk to purchase at this website.

AutoDesk Education Software

AutoDesk Education software is a suite of software including AutoCAD available architecture, engineering and construction applications.

Availability

  • Faculties of Science and Engineering and Humanities
  • Students personal computers (free offering from vendor)

Terms and Conditions

The software must be used for educational and research purposes only, not for commercial work.

Please read the License Terms.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows

How can I access the software?

Please enquire with your Faculty for specific computer labs.

To install on your personal device, visit the vendor website for instructions.

ChemSketch

ACD/ChemSketch Freeware is a drawing package that allows you to draw chemical structures including organics, organometallics, polymers, and Markush structures. It also includes features such as calculation of molecular properties (e.g., molecular weight, density, molar refractivity etc.), 2D and 3D structure cleaning and viewing, functionality for naming structures (fewer than 50 atoms and 3 rings), and prediction of logP.

Availability

  • All Curtin computers
  • Students personal computers (Free offering from vendor)

Terms and Conditions

Software is available to all current students enrolled in Australia.

The software must be used for educational and research purposes only, not for commercial work.

Please read the License Terms

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows

How can I access the software?

Chemsketch is available as a virtualised application on all Curtin computers.

To obtain a copy for install on your personal device, you can submit a request on the Vendor site.

Matlab

MATLAB is a computing environment and proprietary programming language used by engineers and scientists. Toolboxes can be added to this platform that provides capabilities such as machine learning, neural networks, statistical analysis and charting.

Availability

  • All Curtin computers
  • Students personal computers

Terms and Conditions

Software is available to all current students enrolled in Australia.

The software must be used for educational and research purposes only, not for commercial work.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux

How can I access the software?

To obtain a copy for install on your personal device, refer to this Install Guide.

Bentley Software Academic SELECT Software Portfolio

The Bentley Software Academic SELECT Software Portfolio provides access to more than 50 applications across architecture, engineering, construction and operations (AECO) disciplines. The list of available applications is available via the Bentley website.

Availability

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering and Humanities
  • Students personal computers (Limited licenses)


Terms and Conditions

Priority is given to students who require software from Bentley Systems for their course work as there are limited licenses for student's personal computers.

Bentley Systems Portfolio is available to all current students enrolled in Australia. The software must be used for educational and research purposes only, not for commercial work.

Please read the License Terms.

Supported Operating Systems

Windows (Version supported is dependant on the specific application being installed).

How can I access the software?

Only the commonly used Bentley software have been made available at the computer labs. Please enquire with your Faculty for specific computer lab availability.

To find out how to get a copy on your personal device, refer to the Install Guide.



Productivity tools

Microsoft Office Professional Plus

Microsoft Office Professional is a suite of productivity products, including Outlook, Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

Availability

  • All Curtin computers
  • Students personal computers

Terms and Conditions

Office is available to all current students enrolled at Curtin Australia.

Please read the License Terms

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Android
  • iOS

How can I access the software?

To install on your personal device

  1. Go to Student OASIS and open your Curtin provided email from the ‘My Email’ channel on the Welcome tab.
  2. Click on ‘Office 365’ in the top left corner of the page
  3. On your Office 365 home page, select Install Office and follow the prompts.

Please note if you are told you do not have a licence for the 365 software please visit the following Microsoft webpage and follow the instructions. Once you have completed this please follow the above steps 1 - 3 again.

If at any stage you are asked to activate or authenticate your licence you will need to use studentID@student.curtin.edu.au and your OASIS password.

Contact Curtin Connect for further assistance.


Media tools

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Creative Cloud Suite by Adobe is a set of applications and services from Adobe Systems that gives subscribers access to a collection of software used for graphic design, video editing, web development.

Availability

  • All Curtin lab computers
  • Discounted pricing for Students to be installed on their personal computers

Terms and Conditions

Discounted pricing is only available to current students enrolled at Curtin Australia.

Please read the License Terms

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • macOS

How can I access the software?

To purchase a copy for installon your personal device, a redemption code can be obtained from Curtin On The Hub. You need to provide your Curtin University student email address to verify your eligibility for the student BYOD program.

SigmaPlot

SigmaPlot by Systat produces high quality graphs without spending hours in front of a computer. Access data from Microsoft Excel and present results in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Availability

  • All Curtin computers

Terms and Conditions

Software is available to all current students enrolled in Australia.

The software must be used for educational and research purposes only, not for commercial work.

Please read the License Terms.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows

How can I access the software?

Sigmaplot is available as a virtualised application on all Curtin computers and may require installation if not pre-installed. Contact CITS Service Desk for instructions.


Specialist software

Homer

Homer provides tools to optimise microgrids and distributed energy resources to help simplify the design process for identifying least-cost options.

Availability

  • All Curtin computers
  • Students personal computers (Discounted pricing from vendor)

Terms and Conditions

This is only available to current students enrolled at Curtin Australia.

The software must be used for educational and research purposes only, not for commercial work.

Please read the License Terms.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows

How can I access the software?

Software is available as a virtualised application on all Curtin computers.

To purchase a copy for install on your personal device, you can find pricing information on Vendor site.