Staff and students at Heriot-Watt University have access to a wide range of software. Licences range from site licences, to licences limited to specific schools and departments.

Software at HWU

Name

Description

Adobe Value Incentive Plan

This provides the University discounted prices on Adobe Creative Cloud Applications to use on University owned devices.

ArcGIS

ESRI GIS Software product. Includes what was formerly known as Arc Info and Arc View.  Available to EGIS and SLS only.

See ArcGIS for details.

Borland Products

C++, C Builder, J Builder, Delphi and IntraBuilder The University holds 150 licences for use for teaching in the PC labs.

This software will not be updated in future.

Endnote

Bibliographic desktop software (Windows and Mac). Available on campus PCs and to download onto own computer. Install one copy of the software on your own computer for personal use. Contact ISHelp@hw.ac.uk to obtain licenses and installation instructions. For more information see the EndNote page.

Endnote Online

'Lite', web-based version of Endnote bibliographic software. Available to staff and students on and off campus.

Access from Endnote sign in.

Exceed

X Windows Server Software (Windows)

LabView

A graphical development environment with functionality for data, acquisition, instrument control, measurement analysis, and data presentation. Available to EPS and EGIS only. Contact ithelp@eps.hw.ac.uk

Maple

Symbolic Algebra Package, available on many platforms (Windows, Mac and Unix)

MathCAD

Technical calculations, problem solving and publication (Windows). Teaching only.

MATLAB MATLAB is available on IS managed PCs and laptops on our UK campuses. See MATLAB and Simulink for details.

Microsoft Campus Agreement

The Campus Agreement currently provides the University with campus wide use of Windows operating systems, Office Professional suites, Visio Professional, Project Professional and Visual Studio.

Microsoft Select Scheme

Agreement for purchasing Microsoft products not covered by the campus agreement at reduced prices.

Microsoft Imagine
(previously Dreamspark)

Scheme for Scientific, Technical, Engineering and Mathematics based Academics and Students to obtain software to support learning, teaching and research.

See Microsoft Imagine

Contact the IT Helpdesk for details.

MindGenius Business 6 Enterprise

Available on all Information Services supported PCs and is available for unsupported machines and home use. See MindGenius for details.

Minitab

Statistical Package. PC and Apple Mac. Limited to 150 users in total, including those in Schools / departments and for teaching on IS Managed Desktop.

Next Wave

Careers Information for Scientists Web site accessible from https://www.sciencemag.org/

Origin

Scientific Graphing and Analysis Software (Windows)

SPSS

SPSS is installed on all Information Services supported PCs and is available for unsupported machines and home use. See SPSS for details.