Software for Students


The software listed is available for students only. Faculty and staff should go to the software for faculty & staff page.

To explore additional software titles, costs, and availability, e-mail itslicense@iastate.edu. Discounted software is available from Tech CYte.

Autodesk

Autodesk’s computer-aided design software includes popular programs like Revit, AutoCAD, Maya, and Inventor. Autodesk allows students to design structures and objects in a 3D environment. The software is beneficial to engineers and designers of all skill levels and is used by professionals around the world.

License Information: Expires 05 Jul 2019. Autodesk software is available to use at no charge for personal and educational uses.

For support: E-mail autodesk@iastate.edu

ChemDraw

ChemDraw is a drawing program used by professional chemists and biologists. It is available on both Windows and Mac.

License Information: Expires 01 Jul 2019. ChemDraw is available to use at no charge. For license information and questions e-mail chemdraw@iastate.edu.

To install via ChemDraw Cloud: Follow the ChemDraw Installation Instructions

ERDAS Imagine

ERDAS Imagine is a geospatial image processing software available for Windows computers. ERDAS Imagine software includes photogrammetry, image processing and remote sensing tools.

License Information: The yearly fee for ERDAS Imagine is $300 per individual license seat for use on university-owned computers. Individuals may request an academic version of the software for personal machines. For license information and questions, e-mail erdasimagine@iastate.edu.

Request ERDAS Imagine

ESRI ArcGIS

ESRI ArcGIS is a GIS creating, analyzing, viewing and serving software. To view a list of products covered under Iowa State's license, visit GIS Research Lab.

License Information: ArcGIS is available to use at no charge on university-owned computers. For license information and questions e-mail arcgis@iastate.edu.

Request ESRI ArcGIS 

Mathematica

Mathematica is a program that combines visualization capabilities with computer algebra, and has usage in both research and educational fields.

License Information: Expires 31 Dec 2018. Mathematica is available to use at no charge on university-owned computers or computers located in an Iowa State facility. Iowa State's license for Mathematica cannot be used for commercial, federal, or non-academic use. For license information e-mail itslicense@iastate.edu.

For installation instructions and support: Visit Mathematica Support

Download Mathematica from the Wolfram User Portal

MATLAB

MATLAB, the high-level language and interactive environment, allows users to perform high-level computational tasks quicker than using C, C++, or Fortran. MATLAB can be installed on Windows, Mac, and Unix computers. A full list of available MATLAB products can be found at MathWorks.com

License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2019. MATLAB is available to use at no charge through the MathWorks Student Option Program. It can only be installed on personally-owned computers, and cannot be used for commercial, federal, or non-academic uses. For license information e-mail itslicense@iastate.edu.

For support: Visit MathWorks Support

To download and install MATLAB: Follow the MATLAB Installation Instructions 

Microsoft Imagine

Microsoft Imagine is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning and teaching purposes including the most current Microsoft operating systems, server products (e.g, SQL Server), development software (e.g., Visual Studio, SDKs, DDKs), applications (e.g., Project, Access), and training tools (e.g., Azure).

License Information: Microsoft Imagine is available to use at no charge for educational and non-profit research purposes only, and cannot be used for infrastructure or commercial development. For license information contact itslicense@iastate.edu.

To download Microsoft Imagine products: Go to Microsoft Imagine Website and sign in using your Net-ID and password. Add product to your cart. Upon check out, you will receive the download link in an e-mail.

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus

Office 365 ProPlus typically includes Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint, and Publisher applications. Office 365 ProPlus is available for students to install on up to five computers (Windows or Mac) and on five mobile devices. To learn more about the ProPlus program visit the Office 365 ProPlus website.

License Information: Expires 31 Aug 2018. Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is available to use at no charge through the Student Advantage Program. The benefits of the ProPlus program will be severed when the student leaves Iowa State, and the software will function in read-only mode until a license or subscription is purchased by the user. Educationally discounted software is available for students to purchase through Tech CYte. For license information e-mail itslicense@iastate.edu.

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Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is an anti-virus software recommended for use on personally-owned Windows computers.

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft windows is an operating system for use on personal computers.

For questions and support: E-mail techcyte@iastate.edu

Purchase Microsoft Windows from Tech CYte

Qualtrics

Qualtrics is a web-based survey service that allows users to easily create and distribute surveys; collect and store data; analyze data; and produce reports. Join the Iowa State Qualtrics users group to receive additional information about Qualtrics by e-mailing qualtrics-users-subscribe@iastate.edu.

License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2019. Qualtrics is available to use at no charge for non-profit use only. For license information contact itslicense@iastate.edu.

For support: Visit Qualtrics Support

To create a survey: Go to Qualtrics and sign in using your Net-ID and password 

SAS

SAS statistical software is available to use on Windows computers. Users have access to SAS programs like base SAS, SAS/Connect, SAS/Insight and many others in the SAS Education Analytic Suite.

License Information: Expires 14 Jun 2019. SAS is available to use at no charge for teaching and research purposes only. For license information e-mail itslicense@iastate.edu.

For technical support: Contact sashelp@iastate.edu

Request or Renew SAS

SAS JMP

SAS JMP links statistics with graphics for users to see the relationships among data. SAS JMP comes complete with traditional statistical tools as well as quality-control features all in one program.

License Information: Expires 30 Jun 2019. SAS JMP is available to use at no charge.

For support: E-mail jmphelp@iastate.edu

Sophos Anti-Virus

Sophos Anti-Virus is an anti-virus software recommended for use on personally-owned Macintosh computers.

For Support: Visit Sophos installation support

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Trimble

Trimble provides GPS related software including Pathfinder Suite, Terra Sync and Positions ArcPad extension.

License Information: Trimble is available to use at no charge on university-owned computers. For questions, e-mail gis-trimble@iastate.edu.

Request Trimble 

VMware Academic Program

The VMware Academic Program (VMAP) supports the use of virtualization applications in teaching and research. The program provides both desktop and infrastructure software for individual use. 

License Information: Expires 09 Sep 2019. VMAP is available to use at no charge. It is restricted for instructional and non-commercial research only, and cannot be used for infrastructure or commercial development. For license information and questions, e-mail itslicense@iastate.edu.

To download VMAP software: Visit the VM Academic Program Webstore. Sign in using your Net-ID and password. You will receive a confirmation e-mail containing the download link for the products selected after checking out.  

VMAP Terms and Conditions