The College of Engineering and Bentley offers several titles of engineering software to students through their Academic Select program.
Titles include MicroStation, Synchro PRO, Plaxis, GiNT, and many others.
You must register for a Bentley account to use the software and/or download titles for installation on their Windows laptops.

Information about setting up the account and downloading software is provided below. For more information on the suites available see:

Many of Bentley's titles are available on enterprise desktops in the college and may be installed using Software Center


Windows Desktops and Laptops

Who can use the Software

Bentley software is available to any OSU engineering student. 
Certain titles used in curriculum, are installed in our computer labs and in Citrix.

Registering for you Bentley account

  1. Visit the Bentley Education Portal and click Login (in the upper right hand corner of the screen).
  2. Click on "Register for an account" and fill out the information. 
  3. Check your ONID email for verification.

Downloading software for your windows laptop

Students may wish to install software on their personal laptop. Follow these steps to access Bentley software

  1. Visit the Bentley Education Portal
  2. Log into an account with your OSU email address.
  3. If you just made a new account, go to your profile and fill it out with the requested information.
  4. Click the "Software" link at the top of the page (or the "Get Software" button if it appears on the homepage) or go to
  5. Download the software you need, and install it on your computer.
  6. When launching the software, you'll need to log in again with the same credentials.

Access to Online User Portal and Support