While enrolled at Victoria University, you have free access to a range of apps and software to assist your learning experiences.

From February 2019, the VU Scout and VU LearnHub apps will be replaced by the Victoria University App.

The new app will provide a handy portal to all of your student digital systems – so you can keep track of your enrolment, classes, assignments, results and more.

Antivirus software

For PC computers

We recommend that students using Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP use Microsoft Security Essentials to guard against viruses, spyware and malicious software. Download Microsoft Security Essentials for free.

For Apple Mac (OSX) computers

For Apple Mac computers we recommend the following antivirus software:

Matlab software

MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualisation, and programming.

You can analyse data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications with MATLAB. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java.

You can use MATLAB for a range of applications, including:

  • signal processing and communications
  • image and video processing
  • control systems
  • test and measurement
  • computational finance
  • computational biology.

More than a million engineers and scientists in industry and academia use MATLAB, the language of technical computing.

Obtain the MATLAB software on campus

  1. Complete the online form for Software Installation, located on the ITS Service Desk.
  2. Ensure your PC name (located on the desktop icon 'Computer') and contact details are correct.
  3. ITS Service Desk will log a work request for the installation.

Home access of  MATLAB software for staff and students

  1. Contact the ITS Servicedesk via email to servicedesk@vu.edu.au or ITS Service Desk to request home access.
  2. Once the home use license has been activated you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the software at home.

For further information about the product is available on the Mathworks website.

Contact ITS Service Desk