Student systems 

Student systems are the web tools you use for many of your interactions with Swinburne. From timetables, results, assignment submission portals and lecture recordings, these are the student systems you'll use most often.

  • Canvas

    Canvas

    Canvas is our Learning Management System (LMS) which is an online tool for accessing study materials, submitting assignments and staying informed about your units. Use your SIMS ID/username and password to sign in to Canvas.  

  • Free Adobe Creative Cloud

    Free Adobe Creative Cloud

    All Swinburne students have free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud and over 20 different apps including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and so much more!

  • Student email

    Student email

    It’s important to check your student email regularly because we use it for important notifications. If you don’t check in often, you may miss a key date. At Swinburne, we use Microsoft Office 365 to manage student emails.

Sign in from the Current Students page to log in to Student One and your student email all at the same time. You can use Canvas to find your learning materials.

You can use Student One to manage and access your:

  • enrolment
  • study plan
  • timetable
  • fee payments
  • personal details
  • exam timetables
  • results
  • HELP loan repayments
  • graduation bookings

You'll need your student ID and a password to sign in to Student One.

Echo360 ALP (Active Learning Platform) is a tool in your Blackboard or Canvas LMS unit that gives you access to lecture recordings, learning resources, interactive activities and allows you to take part in live interactive quizzes in class.

For more information on how to use ECHO360 ALP, download the guide.

Student features in Echo360 ALP

Student features in Echo360 ALP

An overview of the features of Echo360 ALP that are available to Swinburne students.

Students who need to remotely access Swinburne resources can do so using our VPN. Install CISCO’s VPN software through the link below and log in using your SIMS ID.

Install the VPN client

Cloudstor is a large file transfer service available to Swinburne staff and students to share files up to 100GB in size. 
 

Need technical assistance?

We can help you connect to the free campus-wide Wi-Fi network, access student email and change passwords. We can also help with any other technical issues through our Techbar service.

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Software for students

Swinburne provides a variety of software resources on Swinburne computers and for home use to assist you with your studies.

As a Swinburne student, you can access the Adobe Creative Cloud on Swinburne Macs and PCs, which includes programs such as After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and many more. If you would like to use the Adobe Creative Cloud at home, you can purchase the software directly from Adobe at a special discounted price. 

You also have free access to Microsoft Office 365 on university Macs and PCs. Office 365 includes programs such as Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and more and available to be downloaded on up to five devices for you to use at home.

Download Microsoft Office 365 for free by logging in and using your student username (StudentNumber@student.swinburne.edu.au).

Interested in free software?

The following software is free to use on Swinburne computers only:

  • Visio Premium 2010
  • Visual Studio Professional 2010
  • Windows OS 7 Enterprise

The Electronic License Management System (ELMS) is available to students enrolled in current FSET (Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology), Design, Media and IT or Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering subjects.

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Apps on Demand provides Swinburne staff and students access to a range of applications from any Mac or Windows lab, including the Library.

 You can access Apps on Demand from either the Citrix Workspace application (installed in all student labs) or your favourite web browser. 

Learn more about using apps on demand with Citrix, using Citrix files in student labs and how to install Citrix Workspace on your own Mac or Windows PC.

There are currently over 70 apps available at Apps on Demand:

  • Access 2019 

ANSYS 

  • ANSYS - ACP 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Additive 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Aqwa 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - AqwaGS 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - AqwaWave 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - CFD-Post 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - CFX 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - DC Evaluator DCE 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Design Point Service DPS 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Discovery AIM 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Discovery Live 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Discovery SpaceClaim 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - FENSAP-ICE 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Fluent 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Mechanical 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Mechanical APDL 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Polyflow 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Sherlock 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Sherlock 3D Viewer 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Sherlock Laminate Manager 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Sherlock Life Cycle Manager 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Sherlock Material Manager 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Sherlock Package Manager 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Sherlock Part Library 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Sherlock Part Wizard 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Sherlock Result Viewer 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Sherlock Single Project 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Sherlock Solder Manager 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - TurboGrid 2020 R1
  • ANSYS - Workbench 2020 R1
  • ANSYS Viewer 2020 R1

Autodesk 

  • Autodesk - 3ds Max 2020
  • Autodesk - AutoCAD 2020
  • Autodesk - Civil 3D 2020 Imperial
  • Autodesk - Civil 3D 2020 Metric
  • Autodesk - Civil 3D as AutoCAD 2020
  • Autodesk - Inventor Professional 2020
  • Autodesk - Maya 2019
  • Autodesk - Mudbox 2019
  • Autodesk - Revit 2020
  • Autodesk - Revit Viewer 2020
  • Autodesk - Storm and Sanitary Analysis 2020
  • Autodesk - Subassembly Composer 2020
  • Bizagi Modeler
  • Blend for Visual Studio 2019
  • BlueJ
  • CES EduPack 2019
  • Cherwell Service Management
  • Crimson Editor SVN286M
  • Enterprise Architect
  • ETABS 2015
  • Excel 2019
  • FluidSIM Hydraulics V 42 English
  • FluidSIM Pneumatics V 42 English
  • Git Bash
  • Git GUI

IBM SPSS

  • IBM SPSS Amos 26 Graphics
  • IBM SPSS Amos 26 Program Editor
  • IBM SPSS Amos 26 Seed Manager
  • IBM SPSS Amos 26 Text Output
  • IBM SPSS Amos 26 View Data
  • IBM SPSS Statistics 26
  • Lazarus
  • Lazarus debug
LibreOffice
  • LibreOffice Calc
  • LibreOffice Draw
  • LibreOffice Impress
  • LibreOffice Math
  • LibreOffice Writer
  • MATLAB R2019b
  • MYOB AccountRight 2018-1
  • Power BI Desktop
  • PowerPoint 2019
  • Project 2019
  • PTC Creo Direct 6030
  • PTC Creo Layout 6030
  • PTC Creo Parametric 6030
  • PTC Creo Simulate 6030
  • PTC Creo View Express 60
  • Publisher 2019
  • R i386 360
  • R x64 360
  • Rhino 6
  • RStudio
  • SAS 94 English
  • SAS Enterprise Miner Workstation 151
  • Select BlueJ VM
  • SIDRA INTERSECTION 8

SOLIDWORKS 

  • Solidworks 2019 - Costing Template Editor 2019
  • Solidworks 2019 - eDrawings 2019 x64 Edition
  • SOLIDWORKS 2019
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Player 2019
  • SOLIDWORKS Treehouse 2019
  • SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2019
  • Strand7
  • Tableau Desktop for Teaching 2019
  • Visio 2019
  • Visual Studio 2019
  • Visual Studio Code
  • VNC Viewer

Wolfram 

  • Wolfram Mathematica 12
  • Wolfram Mathematica 12 Kernel
  • Word 2019 
  • Xamarin Studio

For more information on how to get started with Apps on Demand, follow these simple steps.

Name Platform Licence type Home use
Acrobat Professional Mac and PC Site licence — free to use on Swinburne computers.

As a Swinburne student, you'll enjoy free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes over 20 different apps. You can use it anywhere, on any device, for the entire time you're studying with us. Maximum two device install, using one at a time.

Visit our Adobe Creative Cloud page to find out more: Free Adobe Creative Cloud access for all students.

After Effects
Photoshop
Bridge
Photoshop Lightroom
Dreamweaver
Fireworks
InDesign
Illustrator
Flash Builder Premium
Flash Professional
Captivate
InCopy
Premiere Professional
Muse
Name Platform Licence type Home use
Education Master Suite:
Alias Automotive Mac/PC Site licence – free to use on Swinburne computers. Home use is not available.
Architecture PC
AutoCAD Mac/PC
Civil 3D PC
Electrical PC
Inventor PC
Map 3D PC
MEP PC
Raster Design PC
Ecotect PC
Impression PC
Navisworks PC
Revit Architecture PC
Revit MEP PC
Revit Structure PC
Robot PC
Showcase PC
SketchBook PC
3DS Max PC
Entertainment Creation Suite:
Maya Mac/PC Site licence – free to use on Swinburne computers. Home use is not available.
3DS Max PC
MotionBuilder PC
Mudbox Mac/PC
Softimage PC
Sketchbook Pro Mac/PC

Current Swinburne University of Technology students are able to use Microsoft Office 365 online and install the latest Microsoft Office applications on up to five PCs or Macs for free. Accessible programs include:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Skype for Business
  • OneDrive for Business (with 1TB of storage)
  • Access
  • Publisher

Download Microsoft Office 365 for free by logging in and using your student username (StudentNumber@student.swinburne.edu.au).

For help visit Microsoft Online support.

Name Platform Licence type Home use
Canvas Mac/PC Site licence — free to use on Swinburne computers. Home use is available via the web browser.
Endnote (by Thomson Scientific) Mac/PC Home use is available. Get more information and download EndNote.
Mathematica (by Wolfram) Mac/PC Home use is available.
Step 1. Create a Wolfram account to request a licence.
Step 2.  After registering and validating your Wolfram account, licence should be requested here.
Matlab (by Mathworks) Mac/PC
MYOB Mac/PC Home use is not available.
NVivo (by QSR) Mac/PC Home use is available for Higher education students only. Vocational education students are not eligible.
Email the IT Service Desk to request a licence and/or software installer for NVivo.
Qualtrics  Web-based You will need to create a Qualtrics account using your Swinburne email address.
Download the Qualtrics Registration Guide [PDF, 259KB].
SAS PC Eligible students may request a SAS licence by completing this form and submitting it to the Service Desk. Eligibility and technical requirements are provided on the form.
Sophos Anti-Virus Mac/PC
SolidWorks Dassault Systèmes PC Department licence. Free to use by FHAD and FSET students. Available only for FHAD and FSET students via their course Canvas space.
Note: FHAD and FSET students should contact their course co-ordinator if they are unable to access SolidWorks via Canvas.
SPSS/SPSS AMOS (by IBM) Mac/PC Site licence — free to use on Swinburne computers. Home use is not available.
SSL VPN service Mac/PC/Linux Home use is available. Download and install the Virtual Private Network client.
CES EduPack PC Department licence. Free to use by Swinburne Academy and Swinburne Nawaloka students. Available only for Swinburne Academy and Swinburne Nawaloka students via their course Canvas space.
Note: Swinburne Academy and Swinburne Nawaloka students should contact their course co-ordinator if they are unable to access via Canvas.
Labview and Multisim PC Department licence. Free to use by Students of FSET, FHAD, TET Engineering Available only for FHAD, FSET and TET Engineering students via their course Canvas space.
Note: FHAD, FSET and TET Engineering students should contact their course co-ordinator if they are unable to access via Canvas.
Heard about our TechBAR?

Our TechBAR is powered by the IT Service Desk team and can assist you with software install and troubleshooting. You can visit the TechBAR at Level 2 of the Hawthorn Library from 8am–6pm, Monday to Friday.

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To improve your online experience, we sometimes need to shut shop for an hour or two. That means occasional service outages.

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Mobile apps

These apps are available to install on your personal iOS or Android devices from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. See below for a list of the currently available Swinburne apps.

Safe@Swin is Safer Community’s smartphone app. Safe@Swin allows you to have safety, security and support services at your fingertips. You can find more information about Safe@Swin here.

Downloads:

Swinburne is the official app for the University that includes campus maps, timetable details, join the virtual queue, room bookings and much more.

Downloads:

Canvas is the University’s learning management system. On Canvas you will find all of the online contents and functionality that supports your Swinburne learning experience. You can find more information about Canvas here.

Downloads:

Hardware for purchase

Discounted prices for students and payment plans are available.

Swinburne has partnered with Learning With Technology to offer laptops and desktops.

Compare features and configuration of multiple devices all online now and ensure you’re getting the right device to meet your needs.

Access the order portal now

Need more help?

Need assistance with an IT or software related issue? Contact the team at IT Service Desk by calling +61 3 9214 5000 for urgent requests or via the link below. 

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