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Site license renewed - September 1, 2023

SCU's site license has been renewed as of September 1, 2023 -- follow these instructions from MATLAB to do a manual license refresh. Starting with MATLAB version R2023b, licenses will refresh automatically.

Santa Clara University has a campus-wide license for MathWorks products, including MATLAB, Simulink, and all companion toolboxes. See the complete list of available software on the MathWorks site.

MATLAB 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.

Features of the campus-wide license:

  • All SCU faculty, researchers, and students are eligible to download and install these products on their university computers as well as their personally-owned computers
  • One license agreement, centrally managed
  • Access to MATLAB Online
  • Access to training through the SCU MATLAB portal
  • For faculty: MATLAB integration with the Camino (SCU’s branded instance of Canvas LMS) gradebook
  • The commercial use of MathWorks products is not covered by our Campus-Wide License 

Mathworks provides extensive resources for teaching with MATLAB and Simulink: 

Questions about SCU’s campus-wide license? Need multi-server MATLAB software?  Send an email to

Go to the SCU MATLAB portal

 For Faculty: using MATLAB Grader in Canvas

The MATLAB Grader tool allows instructors to create, share, and automatically grade assignments in Camino. It allows them to use rich text, image, hyperlinks, and LaTeX equations in coding problem descriptions. Simply add "MATLAB Grader" as an "External Tool" when creating a new assignment to begin creating custom problems and assignments.

 To get support for MATLAB and Simulink

Technical questions, issues, and installation support come directly from the experts at MathWorks. You can review the materials in the Mathworks Help Center, or contact MATLAB & Simulink Support.

MATLAB Onramp is a free, two-hour tutorial that provides hands-on practice sessions and demonstrations. MATLAB Onramp and other tutorials are available on the MathWorks site.

MATLAB and Simulink Training

To download and install MathWorks software

First, download the installer:

  • Go to the SCU MATLAB Portal to download the software.
  • In the Get MATLAB and Simulink section, click Sign in to get started.
  • Log in, or create your MathWorks account and complete your profile information.
  • Note, the SSO process assures MathWorks that you are affiliated with SCU and are entitled to use our site license. You will still need to create (and remember!) the password to your MathWorks account.
  • Once you are logged in, click on 41029360 MATLAB (Individual).
  • Click the download button for the current release.
  • Choose your platform and download the installer to your computer.

 To install and activate the software:

  • Once you’ve downloaded the installer, find and run the installer.
  • In the installer, select Log in with a MathWorks account and follow the instructions.
  • When prompted, select the Academic - Total Headcount license labeled Individual.
  • Select the products you want to download and install.
  • For most installations, just accept the defaults. When the process finishes, close the installer.
  • You are now ready to find and launch MATLAB.

For installation support

Our campus-wide license includes support from the experts at MathWorks. You can review the materials in the Mathworks Help Center, or contact MATLAB & Simulink Support.

System requirements for MATLAB

MATLAB Online provides convenient, lightweight access to MATLAB and Simulink through a web browser wherever you have internet access -- just sign in.

Other features of MATLAB Online:

  • Share files with other users.
  • Integration with MATLAB Drive gives you 5GB of cloud storage to store, access, and manage your files from anywhere.
  • Use MATLAB Drive Connector to sync your files between your computer s and MATLAB Online.

Learn more about MATLAB Online

MATLAB Mobile apps are available in the Google Play and Apple App Store. These apps allow you to connect to MATLAB from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Other features of MATLAB Mobile:

  • Acquire data from the built-in sensors on your device, including acceleration, angular velocity, orientation, and position.
  • Integration with MATLAB Drive gives you 5GB of cloud storage to store, access, and manage your files from anywhere.
  • Use MATLAB Drive Connector to sync your files between your computer s and MATLAB Online.

Learn more about MATLAB Mobile