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
Software for CSU Computers
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.
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.
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.
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
This document last modified Sunday May 29, 2016