Software for students

Swinburne provides a variety of software resources on Swinburne computers to assist you with your studies. Learn more about the software you can use and provisions for home use on some software products.

Available software

Adobe

NameVersionPlatformLicence typeHome use
Acrobat Professional DC Mac and PC Site licence - free to use on Swinburne computers.

Home use is not available.

Students can purchase the software directly from Adobe at a discounted price.

After Effects CC
Photoshop CC
Bridge CC
Photoshop Lightroom CC
Dreamweaver CC
Fireworks CC
InDesign CC
Illustrator CC
Flash Builder Premium 4.7
Flash Professional CC
Captivate 7
InCopy CC
Premiere Professional CC
Muse CC

Autodesk

NameVersionPlatformLicence typeHome use
Education Master Suite:
Alias Automotive 2015 Mac / PC Site licence - free to use on Swinburne computers. Home use is not available.
Architecture 2015 PC
AutoCAD 2015 Mac / PC
Civil 3D 2015 PC
Electrical 2015 PC
Inventor 2015 PC
Map 3D 2015 PC
MEP 2015 PC
Raster Design 2015 PC
Ecotect 2015 PC
Impression 2015 PC
Navisworks 2015 PC
Revit Architecture 2015 PC
Revit MEP 2015 PC
Revit Structure 2015 PC
Robot 2015 PC
Showcase 2015 PC
SketchBook 2015 PC
3DS Max 2015 PC
Entertainment Creation Suite:
Maya 2015 Mac / PC Site licence - free to use on Swinburne computers. Home use is not available.
3DS Max 2015 PC
MotionBuilder 2015 PC
Mudbox 2015 Mac / PC
Softimage 2015 PC
Sketchbook Pro 2015 Mac / PC

Microsoft

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. Some other Microsoft programs are available for use on Swinburne computers.

Other software

NameVersionPlatformLicence typeHome use
Blackboard International Current Mac / PC Site licence - free to use on Swinburne computers.

Home use is available via the web browser.

Endnote (by Thomson Scientific) X8 Mac / PC

Home use is available. Get more information and download EndNote

Mathematica (by Wolfram) 11 onwards 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) R2016a onwards Mac / PC
MYOB 19 Mac / PC Home use is not available.
NVivo (by QSR) 11 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.

SAS 9.4 PC

Eligible students may request an 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 9.5 Mac / PC
SolidWorks Dassault Systèmes 2015 - 2016 onwards PC Department licence. Free to use by FHAD and FSET students.

Available only for FHAD and FSET students via their course Blackboard space.
Note: FHAD and FSET students should contact their course co-ordinator if they are unable to access SolidWorks via Blackboard.

SPSS / SPSS AMOS (by IBM) 24 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 Vitual Private Network client

Software on Hawthorn library computers