Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services


MATLAB - Total Academic Headcount Licence

MATLAB® is the easiest and most productive software for engineers and scientists. Whether you’re analyzing data, developing algorithms, or creating models, MATLAB provides an environment that invites exploration and discovery. It combines a high-level language with a desktop environment tuned for iterative engineering and scientific workflows.

Getting Started

Who Can Use It?

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Departments / Computer Labs

Are There Any Costs?

  • No charge to users
  • Software is centrally funded

How Do I Get It?

Note:  Each individual can have multiple copies of the licence, for example, office use and home use

  • For use on my personal computer (Mac, Win, Unix)
    • Requires you to create a MathWorks Account through Software Centre on MyQueen'sU
    • download will be through MathWorks following your account creation
  • MATLAB Online
  • Departments / Computer Labs
    • For computers that have multiple users or where login is not required, the concurrent license server will need to be accessed
      • if this is already configured it will continue to work after May 1, 2017
      • to set up a new computer lab using this configuration, departments will contact the ITSC

How Do I Update MATLAB Licence?

  • If you have an individual MATLAB licence for 2016-2017 you will need to renew your licence for 2017-2018
    • Go to the Software Centre on MyQueen'sU and follow the MATLAB link to download the current version
    • Your licence will be updated and the 48 toolboxes that Queen's has licensed will be made available for download and installation
    • Toolboxes outside the Queen's licence will need to be purchased and renewed through MathWorks directly
  • If you have a concurrent licence the server will be updated for May 1 and no action is required

How Do I Discontinue It?

  • Individual licence must be re-authenticated yearly
  • Concurrent licence will be renewed on server yearly 

Additional Information

Software Publisher

Supported Platform / System Requirements

Toolboxes included in licence

  • The license provides campus-wide access to MATLAB, Simulink, and 48 add-on products. 
  • For a list of the add-on products visit the MathWorks Products web page.

How to purchase additional Toolbox licenses

Governing IT Policies

Users of this software are governed by the following policies: 

Help and Support

Support Level: 

Self Help Resources and Information

Issues with obtaining this software should be addressed with the IT Support Centre at 613.533.6666 during business hours or by filling out the Help Form at

For support with installing and use of MATLAB, contact MathWorks directly:  (tel) 508-647-7000
​Our license number will need to be referenced for Support and is available in Software Centre on MyQueen'sU

Last Updated: July 26, 2017