Software for personal devices
This software is available to install on your personal device. This is a comprehensive list of all software offered by The University of Melbourne. Click on the tiles for further information on how to obtain/download it.
- Adobe CC A large collection of multimedia and creativity software
- AutoDesk suite AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Revit, Maya and more
- ArcGIS Geographic Information System by ESRI
- AspenONE Engineering software suite
- EndNote X9 Reference management software
- Genstat Statistical program for data analysis.
- LabVIEW System Design Platform by National Instruments
- LTSpice Circuit (SPICE) Simulation Software
- MATLAB Programming environment for scientists and engineers
- Mendeley Reference management software
- Microsoft Azure Project 2019, Visio 2019, Windows 8.1 and more
- Microsoft Office 365 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and more
- Google G Suite Online collaborative productivity suite
- Minitab Statistical analysis software
- MyUniApps (Citrix Workspace) Use general and course-specific UniMelb applications from anywhere
- NVivo Qualitative data analysis software
- R and R Studio Statistical computing and graphics software
- SAS Powerful analytics software
- Stata Statistical software for data science
- SketchUp Pro 2020 Architectural and industrial design software (ABP only)
- UniMelb VPN Secure access to support studying remotely
- Windows 10 Install or reinstall a licensed version of Windows
- Wolfram Technical computing software
- Zotero Reference management software
- Zoom Video conferencing/webinar software
- Other software provided by the Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)
These apps are available to install on your personal iOS or Android devices from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
The Blackboard App allows fast, convenient access to the LMS from your smartphone or tablet. The app is free to download and use for all University staff and students. You will be able to access most of your subject materials with the Blackboard App, and some features are available using a web browser.
The University's Safer Community Program launched its Unisafe app in an effort to educate staff, students and visitors to the University on ways they can enhance their personal safety and contribute to building a safe and secure environment. The app also includes tips on enhancing personal safety on campus, public transport, in cars, at home and 'out and about'.
You can find more information about the University's Safer Community Program here.
EbscoHost (Discovery Search) App
EBSCOhost databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide. This free app ensures that users get the most from searching premium EBSCOhost database content, provided courtesy of your library.
Lost on Campus App
Can’t find room 126 at the Old Arts Building or the nearest coffee shop for your caffeine fix? The Lost on Campus app can assist you in finding your way around any campus at the University!
Snap Send Solve App
You can use the Snap Send Solve mobile app to report cleaning, maintenance or IT equipment issues on any University of Melbourne campus. The app allows you to take a photo of a problem area on campus with your mobile phone and send it directly to our campus support teams to be resolved.
Skillsoft Learning App
Access Pick IT Up Online courses on the go. Type 'pickitup' in the sitename box and '.skillport.com' in the dropdown menu. Then login with your university username and password.
Access your lecture content through Echo360's streamlined interface.
Canvas Student App
Access your Canvas courses on the go and in the classroom with the Canvas Student mobile app.
Please note that the downloadable licensed version of ArcGIS provided by the university is available only for Windows. For MacOS users please use myUniApps to access ArcGIS
LTSpice is available for free at the Analog Devices Website for Windows (XP,7,8 and 10) and MacOS (10.7 and Above).
Installing Mathematica & Wolfram Alpha Pro
Students can access Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro through a university-provided licence.
Create a Wolfram ID
This step must be completed before Mathematica or Wolfram|Alpha Pro can be used.
- Visit the Create a Wolfram ID form on the Wolfram website
- Enter your student email address in the 'Email' form and complete your registration
- Wait for a verification email to arrive, and click the link in that email to verify your account
- Click the button below and fill out the form to request a Mathematica activation key
- Wait for a confirmation email to arrive
- Follow the instructions in the email to access Mathematica online
Access Wolfram|Alpha Pro
- Click the button below and fill out the form to request Wolfram|Alpha Pro access
- Wait for a confirmation email to arrive
- Follow the instructions in the email to obtain Wolfram|Alpha Pro
University of Melbourne offers a campus-wide MATLAB license. Staff and students are eligible to install the program on personal devices using these instructions.
MATLAB is also installed on all Library computers on campus. It may also be available in some Faculty and Graduate School labs. Go back to the Software For Students page to see specific locations.
Guide (macOS) Guide (Windows)
1. Create a MathWorks account
- At the MathWorks website, select the "Log In" link in the top right hand corner
- Select "Create Account"
- Enter your personal details, noting that you'll need to use your university email address (USERNAME@student.unimelb.edu.au or USERNAME@unimelb.edu.au) in order to obtain Matlab for free. A license will automatically be associated with your Unimelb mathworks account.
- When asked how you will use MathWorks software, select "Academic use"
2. Download Matlab
- You can download the installer via the MathWorks Website Downloads Page
Start the MathWorks installer
- Windows: Double-click the setup.exe file
- Macintosh: Double-click the InstallForMacOSX file
- Linux/Unix: Run the install script
- Choose "Log in with a MathWorks Account" and follow the prompts
For further instructions see the Mathworks Website
MATLAB is also available to all staff and students via myUniApps
MATLAB is available on all university managed devices. Please download MATLAB via Software Centre on Windows computers or the Self Service on Mac computers.
Training and Support
Further training resources can be find at the LibGuides Page
Accessing Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching allows students' access to developer tools -- including Project, Visio, and Visual Studio Enterprise. These titles allow users to create cross-platform apps, manage application lifecycles, create modern reports with actionable insights, and more. This service is replacing Microsoft Imagine.
Students and Academic staff can install the software on personal devices (only for Learning / Teaching purposes).
Visit Azure Dev Tools for Teaching below and sign-in using your Unimelb username and password.
For further assistance, you can follow our instructions.
Available at OntheHub
Students can obtain Windows 10 Education from OnTheHub for free. Sign-in to the service using your Unimelb username and password below.
When installing Windows 10 Education, you will be prompted to sign in using your "work or school address". Please note, you should not use your student email address during the installation and instead:
- Set up a personal account by signing in with your personal email address
- Set up a local account by selecting "Offline Account" option
OntheHub also contains discounted software from Microsoft, Adobe and IBM for staff and students to purchase and use on thier personal devices
Using Microsoft 365
All students have access to Microsoft Office 365, which includes both online and downloadable versions of:
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Outlook
- and more
Download the NVivo installer for your device:
Download (macOS) Download (Windows x64)
- Login at the Software with License Keys page using your university credentials. The license key will be under the Nvivo tab
- Open the NVivo software and follow the prompts to activate your licence
NVivo licences are for university students and staff only, and must be renewed in January each year.
Accessing SketchUp Pro
This software has been made available for use to Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP) faculty students during the COVID-19 period and is currently end-dated for 30 June 2020. This date is subject to change and this page will be updated if any changes occur.
The SAS University Edition is free to download and use.
If you require access to our site license for the full version, please contact us with a completed copy of the Master License Agreement form.
UniMelb students can get free access to all the NI software you need through our NI Academic Site License.
To access LabVIEW:
- The University of Melbourne has access to the LabVIEW Academic Site License option.
- Get the installation serial number at the Software With License Keys Page.
- Connect to the internet to download the LabVIEW software from NI's Website.
- Install & activate the software using your Student Install serial number.
Important: Your software will stay active for current academic year. After that time, check the Software With License Keys Pagee to obtain a new serial number.
Obtaining R Software
R can be downloaded from the publisher's website.
Additional enhancements of R have been created by RStudio. A range of products are listed on their website including related support services specific to the products.
For further resources on R and RStudio, see the LibGuides Page.
This software has been made available for use for staff and students during the COVID-19 period and is currently end-dated for 31 August 2020. This date is subject to change and this page will be updated if any changes occur.
Installation Guide (Mac) Installation Guide (Windows)
Students and staff can install Stata on their personal Windows, Mac or Unix/Linux devices:
- Download Stata here. You can find the Username, Password and Stata Serial Number at the Software with License Keys page under 'Information for Stata Download'.
- Run the program and Accept the terms of the license agreement.
Click Next with the default Customer Information:
- Username: The University of Melbourne
- Organisation: Infrastructure Services
Select StataSE when prompted.
- Note: If you currently have a license for MP and wish to use MP on your personal device please lodge a Software Installation form. Please select Stata MP and advise "Home Use" in the additional information.
- Click Next until the setup begins and then click Finish once it has completed
- Upon opening Stata for the first time you will be prompted for license details. Enter the Name, Organisation, Serial Number, Code and Authorization found at the Software with License Keys page under 'License Details for Stata'.
- If you have previously activated the Stata temporary license, please follow these instructions with the updated code.
For a more comprehensive guide specific to each Operating System please see this link
Zoom is a video conferencing/ webinar software that supports up to 300 participants in standard meetings.
All students and staff have access to an ‘On-Prem’ license in Zoom.
Zoom can be used as a program on your computer or in a web browser. Please note the web browser users will not be able to join breakout rooms.
Installing Zoom on your computer
- Download and install the ‘Zoom Client for Meetings’ program here.
- Once downloaded, open zoom and click ‘Sign in With SSO’ and put in ‘unimelb.zoom.us’ as the company domain.
- Sign in with your university credentials in the browser window that pops up.
For troubleshooting help you can contact Student IT.
Further Unimelb Zoom Resources
myUniApps provides you with free access to applications that are hosted online by the University. These include general productivity applications and applications that may be relevant to your courses.
myUniApps also offers you a University-supported virtual Windows desktop on your device (even if you are using an Apple or Linux operating system).
Installation Guide (Mac) Installation Guide (Windows)
myUniApps can be used in a web browser or as a program on your computer via Citrix Reciever:
Installing Citrix Reciever
Follow the instructions here under ‘How do I download Citrix Receiver and set it up to use myUniApps?’
Web Browser version
Login here and click ‘Use Light Version’
Accessing UniMelb VPN Services
The university offers 2 VPN services. Cisco AnyConnect for general VPN access and FortiClient for students in Mainland China. See the VPN page below for instructions on how to connect.
Cisco macOS Cisco Windows
FortiClient macOS FortiClient Windows
Installing Adobe Creative Cloud
This software has been made available for use to staff and students during the COVID-19 period and is currently end-dated for 6 July 2020. Unfortunately, Adobe has decided not to renew the licenses beyond this date. For more information please see Adobe's Website
Students and staff can install Adobe CC on their personal Windows and Mac devices:
- Navigate to the Adobe CC website.
Click "Sign In" on the top right.
- If prompted, please select School or Company Account .
- Sign in using your University email address and password.
- Click download, and install the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Manager
- Open the Adobe CC Desktop manager, and sign in with your University email address and password.
- Select the Adobe Creative Cloud applications you wish to install.
For a more comprehensive instructions please read this guide.
SPSS is available on myUniApps
The university has a site licence that allows staff and students to download, install and run EndNote on Windows and MacOS. Please be sure to use the installers under Personal Computers at the link below.
MacOS Catalina Users: You may get an error message saying the installer 'can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software'. Click Okay to dismiss the error message and follow the instructions on Apple's Website under How to open an app that hasn’t been notarized or is from an unidentified developer to open the installer.
For a comprehensive guide on how to use Endnote, have a look at the Library's handy Endnote Libguide.
Specified use only:
The Brownless Library ground floor Macs are reserved only for students in the following subjects which require access to Graphpad Prism:
- Maximum 1 hour per use
- To be used in completing work associated with above practical classes
- Maintain clean working area
- Report any problems to email@example.com
- Properly log out and remove all connected USB devices
- User agrees to and is subject to University of Melbourne IT policies