Software

This page has information about the software provided by Information Services. For Assistive Technology please refer to the Disability Service or Support for Students of Determination pages for your campus, available through the Health and Wellbeing webpage. 

Microsoft Office

All students have access to Microsoft Office products, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, to download onto their own devices for free. 

Other software

Students also have access to a range of other software during their studies. Below is a list of some of the software available and how to access. Contact ISHelp@hw.ac.uk with any questions.

Personal devices

Below is a selection of software available on networked campus PCs and for you to download onto your own device. 

Name  Description  Who can use it? How to download
ArcGIS  

Windows only.

One Year ArcGIS Desktop Student Edition Licenses available to all Heriot-Watt University Students across all Campuses.

All university staff.

Submit license request to IS Help via Helpdesk tile on the Portal who will provide activation code and installation instructions.
Dropbox Business

File sharing.

More information can be found here.

Dropbox Business is primarily intended to be for research groups but it is also open to other use cases.  
EndNote

Bibliographic desktop software for Windows and Mac. Store your references in one place and use Word plugin in 'Cite while you write' to insert citations and create your reference list.

More information and support can be found in the EndNote Guide.

All staff and students can install one copy of the software on their own computer for personal use.

Windows or Mac

Submit license request to IS Help via Helpdesk tile on the Portal who will provide installation code and installation instructions.

Labview A graphical development environment with functionality for data, acquisition, instrument control, measurement analysis, and data presentation.

Edinburgh campus EGIS and EPS staff and students only

Windows, Mac or Linux

Submit license request to IS Help via Helpdesk tile on the Portal who will provide installation code and installation instructions.
Maple

Symbolic Algebra Package.

UK campus based staff and students only

Windows, Mac or Linux.

Login to https://heriotwatt.onthehub.com/ using your University email (username@hw.ac.uk) and password then search for Maple
Matlab and Simulink For more information, see the Matlab and Simulink page.  All Heriot-Watt staff and students.

Submit license request to IS Help via Helpdesk tile on the Portal who will provide installation code and installation instructions.

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Lots of Microsoft software (including Project and Visio).

EGIS, EPS and MACS staff and students. 

Windows only.

Visit https://azureforeducation.microsoft.com/devtools

Then Login with your University email (username@hw.ac.uk) and password

Microsoft Office

Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Yammer and more. 

Access to university emails.

For help with Microsoft Office products, see the Skills Hub.

For more information, see the Office 365 page.

Full version of Office for PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android.

All staff and students. 

Windows or Mac. 

Login to https://portal.hw.ac.uk, click on “Office365” tile, then click on “install office”

MindGenius

Create mindmaps, diagrams and flowcharts.
 

For more information, see the Mindgenius page.

All staff and students.

Windows, Mac (Online version) or iPad. 

Submit license request to IS Help via Helpdesk tile on the Portal who will provide installation code and installation instructions

Nvivo For more information, see the Nvivo page.

Edinburgh and Dubai staff and students only

Windows or Mac.

Submit license request to IS Help via Helpdesk tile on the Portal who will provide an activation code and installation instructions.
SPSS Statistics and AMOS

Analysis and modelling software.

For more information, see the SPSS page.

All staff and students.

Windows, Mac or Linux.

Login to https://heriotwatt.onthehub.com/ using your University email (username@hw.ac.uk) and password then search for SPSS

Campus computers

Below is a selection of software you can only access from a networked PC on campus. To use from home, please use Keyserver.

Name Description Who can access
Adobe Creative Cloud Applications   All Heriot-Watt staff and students 
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

Exceed X Windows Server Software Windows
Maple 2021 Symbolic Algebra Package. Windows, Mac and Unix
MathCAD Prime 5 Technical calculations, problem solving and publication

Windows

Teaching only.

Minitab 18 Statistical Package. PC and Apple Mac. Limited to 150 users in total, including those in Schools / departments and for teaching on IS Managed Desktop.
Origin Scientific graphing and analysis software