Cisco AMP

Cisco AMP can only be used on university-owned systems at no cost.  Cisco AMP is available for Windows, macOS devices, and certain versions of RedHat/CentOS. The Information Security Office considers Cisco AMP one of the most effective malware protection tools on the market and has seen marked improvement from campus units that have deployed it.  Send an email to with the UT asset tag number, serial number, and make/model of your device so IT staff can verify the device is owned by the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

Personal Computers
Immunet Free Antivirus (highly recommended by the ISO for non-UT systems)

This product provides realtime antivirus protection that is light, fast, and can also be compatible with existing security products.

Sophos & Avast (Mac)

For personally owned Mac computers, the free online Sophos or Avast anti-virus software is recommended.

Download Sophos at

Download Avast at


The University of Texas at Austin has licensed MATLAB, Simulink, and 23 companion toolboxes for the campus under the MathWorks Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license.

Students: For instructions on downloading, installing and activating MATLAB on personally owned devices, start here.  Once you have arrived at the University MATLAB page, click on the Students tab at the top of the page and you will be prompted to enter your EID and password for access to the instructions.

Faculty and Staff: This also includes TAs, RAs, or anyone else affiliated as an employee.  For instructions on downloading, installing, or activing MATLAB, please email  Please let us know if this is a personal or UT device so we can provide the appropriate instructions.  If this is a UT owned device, please provide the UT asset tag number, make/model of the device, and the name of your advising professor.

Microsoft Imagine Premium

The Cockrell School of Engineering is a member of Microsoft Imagine Premium (formerly DreamSpark Premium) and can grant access to certain Microsoft platforms, servers, and software developer tools. This software may be installed on Engineering departmental lab machines and is available for Engineering faculty, staff, and students to install on personnaly owned machines for instructional and research purposes.

To access the Microsoft Imagine Premium Program, follow the instructions provided by the Cockrell School of Engineering at this location.

Microsoft Office 2016

Current students can access Microsoft Office 2016 via the Office 365 Portal using your EID and password. Once downloaded and installed, students will continue to have access to Office until graduation.

Faculty and staff can obtain Microsoft Office 2016 via the site license share for university-owned devices and can also use the Office 365 Portal to install applications on personal devices. Access will be available to these applications while employed at UT Austin. For assistance with downloading and installing Microsoft Office 2016, please visit the online help documentation or contact

National Instruments LabVIEW

National Instruments LabVIEW 2016 Core software and related versions of all modules and tool-kits for Windows OS is available for download. LabVIEW 2016 is also available for download for Mac and Linux versions.

Download LabVIEW

National Instruments Multisim

National Instruments Multisim 12.0 software for Windows OS is now available for download.

Download Multisim


The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) participates in the VMware Academic Program and can grant access to certain WMware products such as VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation.  This software may be installed on ECE departmental lab machines and is available for ECE faculty, staff, and students to install on their personal computers for instructional and research purposes only.  

To access the software library, proceed to request a VMware Account.

Wolfram's Mathematica

The Cockrell School of Engineering participates in a University System licensing arrangement to provide Mathematica software to personally owned computers of Faculty, Staff, and Students as well as university-owned computers.  The latest version of Mathematica for Faculty and Staff is available from the Cockrell School of Engineering Intranet site

Students must complete the Activation Key Request Form, and it is recommended that you use your email address to expedite the process.