Software for students

As a Curtin student you have access to a range of free and discounted software.


Microsoft Office 365 (Free)

Office 365 ProPlus includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, which work across both PCs and Macs. You can also activate Office 365 on your iPad, iPhone, and Android phone, giving you access to edit and review your work on the go.

How to download Microsoft Office for free

To download Microsoft Office for free:

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

If you are told you do not have a licence for the 356 software go to the Microsoft Office page and follow the prompts. Once you have completed this you can 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.

Please contact Curtin Connect for further assistance.


Adobe Creative Cloud (Discounted)

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite includes leading creative applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, Audition, Dreamweaver, Lightroom and more. It’s available to Curtin students at 50 per cent off the current standard student pricing.

Find out how to download Adobe CC and view frequently asked questions in the Adobe Creative Cloud Subscriptions for Students instructions [.pdf 351kB].


EndNote (Free)

Endnote helps you create bibliographies and add them to Microsoft Word documents in standard referencing formats. Download EndNote from the My Library tab in OASIS.


IT Research Services (Free)

Gartner Inc. and Butler Group are world leading information technology research and advisory companies which produce technology related advice for IT professionals and the business community in the form of reports and briefings, as well as peer networking services and membership programs.

As a Curtin student, you’re licensed to use these services for free. Access them via the “Gartner IT Research” and “Butler Groups CIO Knowledge Centre” links within the Useful Links channel on the left hand side of the My Studies tab in OASIS.


Bentley Systems software (Free)

You can download more than 50 of Bentley Systems’ specialist software packages to your laptop or computer. They include programs for architecture, engineering, construction and operations projects and functions. View the full list on the Bentley Systems website.

How to download:

  • When you’re at Curtin:   
    The most commonly used Bentley software packages have been zipped and are available for download – see the Bentley Systems specialised software download page. Depending on their size these .zip files may take some time to download but your monthly Curtin internet quota will not be used up. Once you’ve downloaded your package, follow the installation instructions and get the Curtin access code from the software installation instructions [.pdf 2MB]
  • When you’re at home or away from Curtin:   
    Follow the software installation instructions [.pdf 2MB]. Note that when you do this you will be downloading directly from the Bentley Systems website and normal ISP download costs will apply.