General Information


MATLAB 2015 Licensing

The MATLAB Total Academic Headcount (TAH) campus-wide contract has been renewed for 2015.

In 2015, funding for the 1-year contract is being provided by the 8 Colleges and Organizations that made up the majority of the licensing demand for MATLAB on campus in 2014. As a result, IS&T will not be collecting funds from the individual licensees*. This new model will save money for both IS&T and the requesters’ departments by reducing administrative overhead, and will reduce the time to receive a license by streamlining the request process.
(* Please note that the College of Chemistry and the College of Letters and Science will be conducting internal cost-recovery efforts, and that to assist with these efforts, Faculty/Staff members of the College of L&S will be required to provide COA information.)

Additionally, the College of Engineering/EECS and the Office of the CIO have partnered together to provide funding for the TAH Student Option. With the addition of the Student Option, Students who are not UCB employees will now be eligible to use MATLAB on their personally-owned devices for study and course work.

License Categories and Types

Individual Licenses – Individual licenses will entitle the Named User to MATLAB and all of the toolboxes available through the UCB TAH agreement. This license will also allow for the install of MATLAB on multiple systems for the exclusive use of the Named User. Individual Licenses are available in two types: Networked and Stand-alone. Networked licenses are recommended, but Stand-alone licenses are available for situations where network connectivity is unreliable. For instructions on setting up network licensed computers to use the Central License Server see this MATLAB Network License Activation FAQ.

Classroom Licenses – Classroom licenses are available for “use in on-campus instruction labs used solely for classroom instruction of students.” Classroom licenses are associated with computers and not individuals (machine licenses). Every machine on which MATLAB is installed must have a license.

Purchasing a 2015 Matlab License

Faculty and Staff

Faculty/Staff should submit requests for MATLAB licenses using the 2015UCB Matlab License Request form. Students who are also currently employees of the Uiversity (GSI, GSR, etc.) should also use this form. You must be logged in to your UCB Google Apps (bCal, bDrive, bMail) account to access the form.


Students who are not also currently employed by the University may request MATLAB licensing for UCB-owned or personally-owned computers by submitting the 2015UCB MATLAB License Request – Students form. You must be logged in to your UCB Google Apps (bCal, bDrive, bMail) account to access the form.

Departmental License Servers

Departments may choose to maintain their own license servers. Groups maintaining their own License Servers can indicate that preference in the license request form. Software Central will work with the department contact to activate the server for the 2015 cycle.




R2015b now available

The latest release of Mathworks' MATLAB software is R2015b. The Campus License Servers have been updated and now support R2015b. For information on what is new in the latest release visit the MATLAB Release Highlights page. For system requirements see this MATLAB System Requirements page.

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Vendor: The Mathworks, Inc.
Categories: Scientific, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics
Available Platforms: Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, iPhone