Software for students

Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) aims to help you make the most of your learning experiences at Victoria University. We recommend certain software that can enhance that experience.

In 'Software for students':

Software for PC (Windows)

Office 365 ProPlus

As a VU student, you can download and install Office 365 ProPlus for free on up to 5 personal computers/devices after logging in to your email account.

Antivirus for PC

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

Software for Apple Mac (OSX)

Office 365 ProPlus

As a VU student, you can download and install Office 365 ProPlus for free on up to 5 personal computers/devices after logging in to your email account.

Antivirus for Mac

For Apple Mac computers we recommend the following antivirus software:

Matlab license agreement

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, and 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.

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