Computer Laboratory


MATLAB is a commercial programming language and environment for numerical computations. Numeric arrays are its primary data type. MATLAB gives easy access to a wide range of efficient numeric algorithms, visualization techniques, and domain-specific extensions (“toolboxes”).

MATLAB may be of particular interest to students taking courses in numerical methods, digital signal processing, image processing, statistical methods and bioinformatics. A brief intoduction to MATLAB is given at the end of the Unix Tools course (which is open to all students).

Site licence

The University has a “Total Academic Headcount (Student Option)” site licence for MATLAB, Simulink (and various extensions), which is available to all registered students and staff. This license permits not only on-campus use, but also use on home and laptop computers privately owned by registered students or staff.

The student licence covers the following products:

Installation instructions

The licences allow us to install both 32 and 64-bit versions, on Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX and Linux.

Download the appropriate ISO 9660 image for burning onto a DVD:

For more information:

During the installation, you will be asked to set up an account with Mathworks in order to gain access to the software. Register with your email address.

The Activation key you will need is: 10884-75670-89882-74755-93206

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