Department of Computer Science and Technology


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 in the LaTeX and MATLAB course (Part II, Michaelmas term, open to all students).

Site licence

The University has a “Total Academic Headcount” 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.

This site licence covers the following products:

MATLAB, Simulink, 5G Toolbox, Aerospace Blockset, Aerospace Toolbox, Antenna Toolbox, Automated Driving System Toolbox, Bioinformatics Toolbox, Communications Toolbox, Computer Vision System Toolbox, Control System Toolbox, Curve Fitting Toolbox, Data Acquisition Toolbox, Database Toolbox, Datafeed Toolbox, Deep Learning Toolbox, DSP System Toolbox, Econometrics Toolbox, Embedded Coder, Filter Design HDL Coder, Financial Instruments Toolbox, Financial Toolbox, Fixed-Point Designer, Fuzzy Logic Toolbox, Global Optimization Toolbox, GPU Coder, HDL Coder, HDL Verifier, Image Acquisition Toolbox, Image Processing Toolbox, Instrument Control Toolbox, LTE HDL Toolbox, LTE Toolbox, Mapping Toolbox, MATLAB Coder, MATLAB Compiler, MATLAB Compiler SDK, MATLAB Report Generator, Model Predictive Control Toolbox, Model-Based Calibration Toolbox, OPC Toolbox, Optimization Toolbox, Parallel Computing Toolbox, Partial Differential Equation Toolbox, Phased Array System Toolbox, Polyspace Bug Finder, Polyspace Code Prover, Powertrain Blockset, Predictive Maintenance Toolbox, RF Blockset, RF Toolbox, Risk Management Toolbox, Robotics System Toolbox, Robust Control Toolbox, Sensor Fusion and Tracking Toolbox, Signal Processing Toolbox, SimBiology, SimEvents, Simscape, Simscape Driveline, Simscape Electrical, Simscape Fluids, Simscape Multibody, Simulink 3D Animation, Simulink Check, Simulink Code Inspector, Simulink Coder, Simulink Control Design, Simulink Coverage, Simulink Design Optimization, Simulink Design Verifier, Simulink Desktop Real-Time, Simulink PLC Coder, Simulink Real-Time, Simulink Report Generator, Simulink Requirements, Simulink Test, Spreadsheet Link, Stateflow, Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox, Symbolic Math Toolbox, System Identification Toolbox, Text Analytics Toolbox, Trading Toolbox, Vehicle Dynamics Blockset, Vehicle Network Toolbox, Vision HDL Toolbox, Wavelet Toolbox, WLAN Toolbox

Installation instructions

Please visit the MATLAB access for everyone at the University of Cambridge MathWorks portal for local users, create an account with your email address and sign in to download your software.

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