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Statistical and Mathematical Software

Information on where and how to access statistical and mathematical software.


MATLAB, which stands for MATrix LABoratory, is an interactive mathematical software program for numerical computation and data visualisation. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. MathWorks produces nearly 100 additional products for specialized tasks such as data analysis and image processing.

MATLAB works with programs in other languages including C, C++, C#, Java, Fortran and Python. It is used extensively in academia and industry, primarily in the disciplines of engineering, science and mathematical economics. 


Access MATLAB on Campus

The University of Melbourne has a Campus-Wide License for MATLAB, Simulink, and add-on products. Faculty, researchers, and students may use these products for teaching, research, and learning. The license allows individuals to install the products on university-owned equipment, as well as personally owned computers. MATLAB is installed on Library and StudentIT lab computers and may be available in some Faculty and Graduate School labs. 

MATLAB is available through StudentIT.


Download MATLAB
Download the Installer
  1. Go to the University of Melbourne MathWorks portal. Select ‘Sign in to get started’ under the Get MATLAB and Simulink section. Create or Sign into the MathWorks Account that is linked to your university license. (Note – you may be asked to login with your university credentials first)
  2. Click the ‘download installer’ button for the current release
  3. Choose a supported platform and download the installer
Install MATLAB
  1. Run the installer
  2. Sign in with a MathWorks Account and follow the instructions in the installer
  3. When prompted, select the Academic – Total Headcount license labeled MATLAB (Individual)
  4. In the Product Selection screen, select the products you want to download and then click Begin Install
  5. When the installation is completed, click Finish. You may now begin using MATLAB. If you are new to MATLAB, learn the basics with Getting Started with MATLAB

Training and Support

Researcher Connect offers free digital skills training. Check for upcoming training

The MathWorks support site includes MATLAB and Simulink tutorials, examples and documentation. If you need further assistance please contact the Service Centre on 8344 0888.


If you are linked to your university’s Campus-Wide License, you are automatically enrolled in self-paced online training courses included with your university’s Campus-Wide License and can get started. If you need help linking to your university’s Campus-Wide License, follow these steps: 


  1. Go to Online Training and learn about the self-paced online training courses available.  
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Manage My Courses. 
  3. Sign into the MathWorks Account that is linked to your university license. Once logged in, you will be able to see all available courses. 

You may now begin using Online Training Suite. 


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