SEAS Matlab License Information

Where can I use Matlab?
Matlab Toolboxes
Open Source Alternative to Matlab
Eligibility Requirements
Request a Quote
SEAS Student License

Where can I use Matlab?

Matlab is available in the CETS-managed computer labs, Moore 100 (A, B & C), Towne M66, and Towne M70. Matlab is also available in the Virtual PC lab. SEAS students are eligible for the Student Matlab License. Other students can purchase a student license at the Computer Connection for $99. The purchased version includes all of the toolboxes that are available in the SEAS license, used in CETS labs and the SEAS Student Matlab License.

Matlab Toolboxes

Here is a lisft of the toolboxes that comes with our Matlab license. Important Note: The Data Acquisition Toolbox is only available in a 32-bit Windows version.

Open Source Alternatives to Matlab

Eligibility Requirements

Licenses are available for purchase from CETS. These are the eligibility requirements:

Request a Quote

If you would like a quote for Matlab, please email with the following information:

  1. License duration: 1 year, September 1 through August 31.
    The school purchases all licenses for a yearly term that starts and ends September 1st. Our cost is the same whether you purchase the license September 1st or August 15th.
  2. Number of licenses required (@ $150 per license):
  3. Operating System type (Linux/Mac/Windows):
  4. Type of licenses required (standalone or floating/concurrent/networked):
  5. HostID (MAC/Hardware/Ethernet Address) of each workstation requiring a standalone license (instructions for finding your hardware address):
  6. Hostnames of workstations needing to accessing floating licenses (case sensitive), use command "hostname" in command line interface on any software platform:
  7. Will you have access to the internet on the computer that requires Matlab in order to download the Matlab installer? If not, you will you need to borrow the install media for the current version from the CETS Office in GRW-164 under the condition that you return the software immediately after your installation is complete):
  8. Primary contact (eligible faculty contact):
  9. Technical contact (TA or research assistant performing the installation):
  10. A valid Penn budget to charge for the licenses:

Please check the Mathworks web site for complete Matlab system requirements.

SEAS Student Matlab License

As of Spring 2014, SEAS offers free Matlab licenses to all currently enrolled SEAS students. The restrictions on the Student License include:

Students can view setup and configuration information on the SEAS Matlab Student License page. Note: You will need to log in with your PennKey to view this information. Only students eligible to use the SEAS Student License will be able to view the installation instructions.