MATLAB and Simulink
“MATLAB® is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming while Simulink® which is integrated into MATLAB® provides a graphical editor, customizable block libraries, and solvers for modelling and simulating dynamic systems.”
The university has a global license for MATLAB and Simulink covering all campuses.
MATLAB is available on IS managed PCs and laptops.
It has been installed on the student desktop.
To run MATLAB
- Start, All Programs, HW Programs, MATLAB R2019a
UK and Malaysia staff can install MATLAB R2019a from the Software Center.
If you don’t see the Software Center listed at the top level of the Start menu you can
Browse to it
Start – All Programs – Accessories – Software Center
Search for it
- Type Software Center into the search box at the bottom of the Start menu
- Select it when it appears in the Programs list
The installation will take around 1 hour depending on the performance of your PC.
You will need to reboot your PC once the installation is complete.
To run MATLAB
- Start, All Programs, HW Programs, MATLAB
All staff and students that work or study at the university, including distance learners, can install MATLAB and Simulink on their personal devices (for academic work and study purposes only).
To obtain the software click here or contact our IT Helpdesk - IShelp@hw.ac.uk - who, after verifying eligibility, will send you installation and activation instructions.
Our University Site license gives you access to all MATLAB and Simulink toolboxes and supports Windows, Mac and Linux platforms
Our license provides access to 48 assorted toolboxes and simulation modules (see attached file for details)
For more information on MATLAB and Simulink see
MATLAB resources for academics and students are available at