Oregon State University has subscribed to a Total Academic Headcount (TAH) Student site license for MATLAB. It includes many, but not all MATLAB toolboxes.

Students and faculty are allowed to install MATLAB on up to four personally owned computers. The license will require yearly reactivation. The installed software does not talk to a license server or require VPN to the OSU network.

If you have an existing MATLAB installation, it will continue to work. If you wish to change to this new license, we recommend removing your old installation and starting fresh.

The steps for downloading and installing yourself:

You MUST follow these directions, especially regarding your ONID email address. Please do not email support for help unless you are certain you have followed these instructions.

  • Create a MathWorks account using your @oregonstate.edu email address. Note that you MUST use your ONID email address in the form of @oregonstate.eduNOTE: If you have an existing Mathworks account using @onid.oregonstate.edu, you may continue to use that. Do not register with any other address.
    Create MathWorks account now (select "Student Use" on dropdown). Select your country (US), and when asked how you will use the software, indicate "student use".
  • Wait for the account confirmation email. This may take a few minutes.
  • When the activation email arrives, before clicking the link, copy this activation key to your clipboard (control or command -c): 20238-09089-40843-45322-11052
  • Click the link in the email to return to the MathWorks website, and fill out the form using the above activation key in the provided field to create your account. 
  • Upon activating your account you will be given to option to download the software as seen below. Or you can click this link.

    Download Matlab

  • Locate, unzip, and double click your downloaded installer file.
  • In the MathWorks installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions.
  • By default, ALL toolboxes and SIMULINK are selected for download. This amounts to 4.5GBs. You may want to deselect unneeded toolboxes/software.

    List of available software and toolkits from MathWorks

    Aerospace_Blockset
    Aerospace_Toolbox
    Antenna_Toolbox
    Audio_System_Toolbox
    Automated_Driving_Toolbox
    Bioinformatics_Toolbox
    Communication_Toolbox
    Compiler
    Control_Toolbox
    Curve_Fitting_Toolbox
    Data_Acq_Toolbox
    Database_Toolbox
    Datafeed_Toolbox
    Distrib_Computing_Toolbox
    Econometrics_Toolbox
    EDA_Simulator_Link
    Excel_Link
    Filter_Design_HDL_Coder
    Financial_Toolbox
    Fin_Instruments_Toolbox
    Fixed_Point_Toolbox
    Fuzzy_Toolbox
    GADS_Toolbox
    GPU_Coder
    Identification_Toolbox
    Image_Acquisition_Toolbox
    Image_Toolbox
    Instr_Control_Toolbox
    LTE_HDL_Toolbox
    LTE_Toolbox
    MAP_Toolbox
    MATLAB
    MATLAB_Builder_for_Java
    MATLAB_Coder
    MATLAB_Report_Gen
    MBC_Toolbox
    MPC_Toolbox
    Neural_Network_Toolbox
    OPC_Toolbox
    Optimization_Toolbox
    PDE_Toolbox
    Phased_Array_System_Toolbox
    PolySpace_Bug_Finder
    PolySpace_Bug_Finder_Engine
    PolySpace_Server_C_CPP
    Power_System_Blocks
    Powertrain_Blockset
    Real-Time_Win_Target
    Real-Time_Workshop
    RF_Blockset
    RF_Toolbox
    Risk_Management_Toolbox
    Robotics_System_Toolbox
    Robotics_System_Toolbox
    Robust_Toolbox
    RTW_Embedded_Coder
    Signal_Blocks
    Signal_Toolbox
    SimBiology
    SimDriveline
    SimElectronics
    SimEvents
    SimHydraulics
    SimMechanics
    Simscape
    SIMULINK
    Simulink_Code_Inspector
    Simulink_Control_Design
    Simulink_Coverage
    Simulink_Design_Optim
    Simulink_Design_Verifier
    Simulink_HDL_Coder
    Simulink_PLC_Coder
    SIMULINK_Report_Gen
    Simulink_Requirements
    Simulink_Test
    SL_Verification_Validation
    Stateflow
    Statistics_Toolbox
    Symbolic_Toolbox
    Text_Analytics_Toolbox
    Trading_Toolbox
    Vehicle_Network_Toolbox
    Video_and_Image_Blockset
    Virtual_Reality_Toolbox
    Vision_HDL_Toolbox
    Wavelet_Toolbox
    WLAN_System_Toolbox
    XPC_Target

  • After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next.
  • When asked to provide a user name, verify that the displayed user name is correct. Continue with the process until activation is complete.

Having Problems?

99.99999% of the problems are resolved by carefully reviewing this information:

Make  sure you registered with username@oregonstate.edu.  No other email addresses are allowed; not onid.orst.edu; not @onid.oregonstate.edu; only @oregonstate.edu is allowed. If you have an existing mathworks account with using @onid.oregonstate.edu you may continue to use that, but all newly created accounts must use @oregonstate.edu. You will not be able to use the activation key without the proper email address.

The email from mathworks is only to confirm the email address is valid. It will not include the activation key. Step #3 includes a link to the key you will need to use.

If you have questions or experience difficulty with your installation, please contact us at support or stop by the Engineering Helpdesk.

Updating

1) Open Matlab on your laptop

2) On the Home ribbon click the triangle under Help

3) Choose "Activate Software"

4) Once reactivated, you will need to restart MATLAB before the new license file is recognized

Update Matlab
Select "Activate" and then "Activate using Internet"

If the installation has already expired, you will be prompted to activate when attempting to launch MATLAB. If the activation finishes successfully, it will roll over to the new license file once the old one expires. You might continue to see the expiration warning in MATLAB until the old file expires.