Below is a list of software packages commonly used by engineering students and information on where they may be downloaded.


Bentley Software Suite

Bentley offers an entire suite of Engineering applications to students, available through their StudentServer online service. 
Microstation, InRoads, Soilvision, Synchro Pro, and many other titles is available to all engineering students.

Click here for more information

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc...)

Access to MS Office is free for all OSU Students.

Revu BlueBeam

Revu BlueBeam is available to all engineering students

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MathCad (PTC)

MathCAD 15 is available to be purchased with the PTC MathCAD Prime 3.1 bundle from:

  • Please use your Oregon State email to purchase from the eStore.

For instructions on installing and licensing MathCAD 15 visit:

MATLAB (MathWorks)

Students and faculty can use MATLAB in two different ways.

1. Use our Citrix environment to run MATLAB. This is quick and easy and requires no local software. It is recommended for the casual user.

2. OSU has arranged for a site-license for MATLAB that allows students and faculty to install on up to 4 devices. A network connection is not required (no central license server). Click here for instructions.

For more information about MATLAB visit:

MathType (DesignScience)

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools (Access, Project, Visual Studio, etc.)

VMware Academic Program

The College of Engineering is a part of the VMware Academic Program (VMAP).

This program provides students to several VMware products for free, including:

  • VMware Fusion
  • VMware Workstation for Windows
  • VMware Workstation for Linux
  • VMware vSphere Advanced

You can log in to the VMAP website by going here.


Mentor Graphics - PADS

Autocad, Civil3D, etc... Various Titles (Autodesk)

Register to download at

AutoDesk Fusion360

Make an autodesk account with your OSU ONID email at in the same page after you sign in it will walk you through activating your account as a student and then it will let you download the program. Note: It will take a couple of hours for your account to update with the Fusion360 access.

SAP2000 Pro

MINEQL+ (Environmental Research Software)



StarCCM+ is a single interface multidisciplinary simulation tool that is typically used on engineering windows desktops but is available to all engineering students.

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LabVIEW is an instrument interfacing tool developed by National Instruments that is typically used in labs. LabVIEW is available for all engineering students.

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