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Software in the Engineering College

If you have a question or problem with a software application that is not covered in this section, please contact ENS.

Software in the Computer Labs

This software list will tell you what software is installed in the computer labs. If you need us to install any other software in the labs, please read about it here.

Software for CSU Computers

See the list of available software for you to use on CSU-owned computers. Need something installed? Just contact ENS!

CSU uses Microsoft's Office 365 Education web-based services, which will replace the CSU on-premise Exchange e-mail and calendar service. Find out more here, or log in to the Office 365 portal here.

Software for Your Personal Computer

Microsoft Office 365

Don't buy Microsoft Office! With Office 365, CSU students, faculty and staff are able to download and install -- free of charge -- the full version of Microsoft Office.

Microsoft DreamSpark

All Engineering students and faculty (not staff) are eligible for a Microsoft DreamSpark account. This program allows eligible users to obtain a personal copy of several Microsoft products at no cost. Products include Microsoft Windows, Visual Studio, Project, and Visio.

Suggested Downloads

If you own your own computer, or are using a desktop or laptop computer with the Engineering network, there are some software applications that will make your life much easier.

Software Licensing

Specific Software Notes

Please Use Firefox for your Browser

Mozilla Firefox is our recommended web browser and is used throughout the ENS labs. Read more about Firefox support.

Office Productivity Software

Microsoft Office is the College's standard office productivity software package. It is site-licensed software, so it may be installed on any CSU-owned computer. Professor Fontane has developed a Microsoft Excel and VBA Tips web site.

Adobe Acrobat Pro is site-licensed software, so it may be installed on any CSU-owned computer.


MATLAB is a teaching and research software tool used heavily within the College of Engineering. Learn more about MATLAB.


Mathcad is a mathematics modelling software package used by several Engineering classes. Mathcad is available in the college computer labs and the Virtual Lab. However, there are a limited number of licenses available, and at peak times, you may have to wait to have your turn with the software. You can purchase and install your own Mathcad at a special student rate. See Dr. Dave's Mathcad installation for students page.


ANSYS is a flow and heat transfer modeling software tool used in some courses and for research. Tutorials are available on the ANSYS Student web site. There is also a FREE download of a student version of ANSYS available through the ANSYS Student web site.

Autodesk / AutoCAD

Some Autodesk products, including AutoCAD, is available as a site license for CSU. Students, faculty, and staff may download free copies of Autodesk products, including AutoCAD. More info

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