Software for Home Use

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 DOE 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 all Carleton students free   MS Office 365 Free for Carleton Students
Microsoft Visio for DoE students free   Imagine Website
Microsoft Project for DoE students free   Imagine Website
Microsoft Azure Tools for Teaching all Carleton students free   Imagine Website
AutoDesk Fusion360 all Carleton students free   AutoDesk Education
ANSYS Student version all Carleton students free 512k solver node limit Ansys Free Student Products
Maple all Carleton students license from ITS   Contact Scott Bruce
Matlab all Carleton students code from ITS   Matlab for Students
OrCAD Any student free   OrCAD Academic Program
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

Department of Electronics
Mackenzie Building 5170
1125 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6

Tel: 613-520-5755 Fax: 613-520-5708


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