Student Versions Available

There are a number of software programs available for home use. Some are student versions that are free but may have limitations compared to the software installed on the MAE lab computers. In most cases you use your Carleton cmail email address to sign up for the software.


Name Type Cost Limits Link
MSOffice 365 and MS Teams all Carleton students free MS Office 365 Free for Carleton Students
Microsoft Visio for MAE students free Azure Tools
Microsoft Project for MAE students free Azure Tools
Microsoft Azure Tools for Teaching all Carleton students free Azure Tools
AutoDesk Fusion360 all Carleton students free Only accessible once the term starts AutoDesk Education
ANSYS Student version all Carleton students free 512k solver node limit Ansys Free Student Products
ANSYS Academic version limted to MAE students free 512k and unlimited MAE-Software
Catia V5 Student Edition limited to MAE students license file from MAE CS1 license download from Course MS Teams Site
Catia V5 Academic version limited to MAE students License via VPN DIC license download from Course MS Teams Site
Elsevier Complete Anatomy BIOMED students redeem code from MAE Microsoft Store
Grapher limited to MAE students license from MAE Media access from MAE
Maple all Carleton students license from ITS Maple for Students
Matlab all Carleton students code from MAE Matlab for Students
MSC Patran/Nastran/Adams student version all Carleton students free 5k node limit Student Edition FAQ
MSC Patran/Nastran/Adams/Easy5 licensed limited to MAE students license via VPN MAE-Software

or download from Course MS Teams site

AGI STK limited to MAE students code from MAE AGI Education Program
National Instruments Labview limited to MAE students 30 days or license from MAE Labview Student Edition
Intel Development Tools, C++, Fortran all Carleton students free Intel Free Tools


Note:  Due to Covid, ANSYS has provided a license code for our students to run full educational license version, not the node limited student version.  If you need this license code contact

Carleton Univeristy Software for Students

Listed are some software that you will need and instructions on how to install it.

Carleton University offers Microsoft software free of charge to all students:

Carleton ITS offers some site-licensed software to students:


Carleton university does not offer anti-virus to students. However there are options.

  • Every Windows 10 O/S comes with a built in anti-virus called Windows Defender.
  • If your internet provider is Bell or Rogers they offer free anti-virus to their customers