MathWorks Software now available for all students, faculty and staff

The University of Manitoba has invested in a campus-wide license for MathWorks Software. This license provides unlimited use of MATLAB and Simulink product families, as well as their companion toolboxes, to all students, faculty, staff, and researchers both on and off campus, on any device.

Key features

  • MATLAB allows you to analyze data, develop algorithms and create mathematical models.
  • Simulink gives you the ability to run simulations, generate code, and test and verify embedded systems.
  • A complete list of products can be found on the MathWorks Products and Services Page.

I’m already using MATLAB. What’s new?

Nothing has changed with the current MATLAB version some students are using through their VPN login or by accessing the software in the computer labs on campus. What is new is another way to access MATLAB Online, where you can create an account and download MATLAB applications to any workstation and/or device in any location.  

How do I get access?

Simply create a MathWorks account, download the product installer and install the program. Here are instructions:

  1. Create a MathWorks account
    1. Go to the University of Manitoba MATLAB Portal. Under the Get MATLAB and Simulink section, select Sign in to get started.
    2. You will be redirected to the UM sign-in page. Enter your student email and password.
    3. You will be directed back to the MathWorks site. You can now create a MathWorks account.
    4. Fill in the required information and select Create.
    5. Sign into the MathWorks Account that is linked to your university license.
  2. Download product installer
    1. Click Download for the current release.
    2. Choose a supported platform and then download the installer.
  3. Install MathWorks products
    1. Run the installer.
    2. In the installer, select Sign in with a MathWorks Account and follow the instructions in the installer.
    3. When prompted, select the Academic – Total Headcount license labeled MATLAB (Individual).
    4. In the Product Selection screen, select the products you want to download and then click Begin Install.
    5. When the installation is completed, click Finish.

You may now begin using MATLAB.

Can I use MathWorks products without installing the software?

Yes! The campus-wide license offers access to a number of MathWorks Cloud Solutions, including MATLAB Online and MATLAB Drive:
•    MATLAB Online provides access to MATLAB and Simulink from any standard web browser wherever you have internet access – just sign in.
•    MATLAB Drive provides a cloud-based storage location for your MATLAB and MATLAB Online files.

What if I don’t know how to use MATLAB?

Anyone with an account on UM’s new license has access to the MATLAB Onramp, a free two-hour tutorial to get you started with MATLAB. The tutorial covers commonly used features and workflows, allowing you to learn how to use MATLAB’s core functions.
Additional documentation can be found at Getting Started with MATLAB.

Contact us

•    For assistance with installation, contact MathWorks Support or visit the MathWorks Help Center.




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