Software Center allows students to install licensed OSU software on their Windows Desktop Computers.

Software Center offers many different software titles to install, including MatLab, MathCAD, SketchUp, MS Office suite upgrades, and more.

All software packages are managed by the COE IT department, if the software you need is not available on Software Center, email support@engr.oregonstate.edu.

Please include in the email:

  • Your name, department, and the name of the software.
  • Your computer number or name.
  • The reason you need the software and what you will be using it for.

Installing Software

1. Open the start menu by clicking on the start button

2. In the search bar - type 'software center' and choose the program called "Software Center".

3. In the Software Center window, choose the desired software to be installed in the Available Software tab.

  • There is a search bar in the top right corner of the Available Software tab for easy-finding of software.

4. After selecting the desired software, click Install in the bottom right corner.

5. The status of the installing software can be viewed in the Installation Status tab.

  • If a software fails to install, attempt to reinstall it (a reinstall option can be used within the Installation Status tab), if a problem presists, email support@engr.oregonstate.edu with the name of the software.

6. Currently installed software can be viewed and uninstalled from the Installed Software tab.