MATLAB Site License

General Information:

  • One concurrent MATLAB research license costs $175 (annually) and expires May 31.
  • License renewal notices are sent out each year in early May.
  • Licenses are restricted to Western faculty for RESEARCH purposes only.
  • All systems in a group must have a network connection.
  • All purchases include any software upgrades released by MathWorks.
  • A reserved license includes access to certain shared toolboxes (listed below).

Visit the ITS Software Distribution application to submit your request.

  • Undergraduate students have access to MATLAB (version 'a') in any of the
    GenLabs on campus.

System Requirements for MATLAB R2013a (v8.10)

  • Microsoft Windows operating system (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Mac OSX operating system
  • Linux operating system (64-bit)
    NOTE: 32-bit Linux platform: R2012a is the last release for 32-bit Linux.

For details about the latest version of MATLAB, refer to either MathWorks System Requirements or General Release Notes.

Available Components:

This ITS-managed site license provides users access to Simulink and specific toolboxes. Refer to the MathWorks Product List for details on any item listed below:

  • Control System Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Optimization Toolbox
  • Robust Control Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • Simulink
  • Simulink Design Control

Access to any remaining products is very limited and in some cases, is not available unless it has been purchased by your group - for example:

  • Aerospace Blockset
  • Aerospace Toolbox
  • Communications System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • DSP System Toolbox
  • Embedded Coder
  • Financial Toolbox
  • Financial Toolbox
  • Fixed-Point Toolbox
  • Gauges Blockset
  • Global Optimization Toolbox
  • Image Acquistion Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • Mapping Toolbox
  • MATLAB Coder
  • MATLAB Compiler
  • Neural Network Toolbox
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Partial Differential Equation Toolbox
  • SimMechanics
  • SimPowerSystems
  • Simscape
  • Simulink 3D Animation
  • Simulink Coder
  • Simulink Design Optimization
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox
  • System Identification Toolbox
  • Wavelet Toolbox
  • xPC Target

The first year cost for toolboxes varies and a maintenance fee is charged each subsequent year. If you would like a quote for any particular toolbox listed above, send a request to the Site License Coordinator.

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