Matlab is a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numeric computation. You can use MATLAB in a wide range of applications, including signal and image processing, communications, control design, test and measurment, financial modeling and analysis, and computational biology. Add-on toolboxes extend the MATLAB environment to solve particular classes of problems in these application areas.

License Options

The Campus License provides MATLAB and 25 add-on tools for academic research and curriculum development. Faculty and academic staff may install and use the Campus License on their personally owned computers on and off campus as well as in computing labs. The Student License provides MATLAB and 17 add-on tools for SEAS students only to install on their machines for coursework.

Please note that CUIT has opted to include additional tools on the Campus License in an effort to enhance academic research and curriculum development for faculty and academic staff.

Included pre-configured ToolboxesStandalone and Concurrent License for Faculty/Staff and Lab MachinesStandalone License for Students
1. MATLAB ✓ ✓
2. Simulink ✓ ✓
3. Bioinformatics Toolbox ✓ ✓
4. Communications System Toolbox  ✓
5. Control System Toolbox ✓ ✓
6. Curve Fitting Toolbox ✓ ✓
7. DSP System Toolbox ✓ ✓
8. Data Acquisition Toolbox ✓ ✓
9. Database Toolbox ✓ 
10. Financial Toolbox ✓ 
11. Image Processing Toolbox ✓ ✓
12. Instrument Control Toolbox ✓ ✓
13. Mapping Toolbox ✓ 
14. MATLAB Coder ✓ 
15. MATLAB Compiler ✓ 
16. Optimization Toolbox ✓ ✓
17. Parallel Computing Toolbox ✓ 
18. Signal Processing Toolbox ✓ ✓
19. SimMechanics ✓ ✓
20. Stateflow ✓ ✓
21. Statistics Toolbox ✓ ✓
22. SimScape ✓ ✓
23. SimScape Coder ✓ 
24. Symbolic Math Toolbox ✓ ✓
25. Wavelet Toolbox ✓ 
26. xPC Target ✓ 

Getting MATLAB

MATLAB has been licensed for use in research purposes by research staff and faculty. You can order a Matlab license by providing an ARC Chartstring which will allow you to download and use the software. Some departments and schools designate a liaison to act as a single point of contact for everyone within their organization to order licenses, install the software and who in some cases manage a lab server for that department. Please speak with your departmental liaison for assistance with downloading MATLAB if you have one. System requirements and technical support are available through the Mathworks Support website.

If you don't see your school or department on the MATLAB liaison list, please ask your departmental administrator, immediate supervisor or department head to contact CUIT with an ARC Chartstring, along with your information or the name and email address of the person(s) needing the license.  For further information, send email to

How to Obtain MATLAB

Individual License orders, bulk orders and all renewals can be requested by going through your departmental liaison or by directly sending email to

Pricing for the 2015-16 License Period

Standalone or Designated Licenses

For quantities of 1-9 - $285 per license

For quantities of 10 or more - $270 per license

CUIT Concurrent Licenses

Single licenses on the CUIT Matlab server: $285 per license

For quantities of 10 or more on the CUIT Matlab server - $270 per license

Concurrent Server Installed in Labs

1-9 - $1470

10 or more - $3045

  • One license is the equivalent of either one computer (laptop, desktop) or a single Unix processor.
  • The price is fixed and cannot be pro-rated.
  • The software will not run after the license expires.
  • To get the best possible results and avoid any risk of downtime, please be sure to purchase a renewal at least one month before your license expires.

License Validity Dates

Licenses are valid for a 1 year period: July 1 through June 30. Software will not run after the license expires.


Documentation is available at MathWorks. Guides and other reference materials can also be purchased separately through third parties.

Additional Modules

Faculty, academic staff and students may purchase and maintain additional modules (i.e. toolboxes) for use with the Campus and Student options. For more information on how to add or maintain software for use with your license, please contact Ken Cleveland from the MathWorks directly at