Commercial Use

The commercial use of MathWorks products is not covered by our site license. WPI Community members currently using a commercial license should continue to do so.

Use MATLAB from WPI Network

Preferred Method

  • The network version of MATLAB is available from a WPI-owned machine or access the software via Terminal Services ( and if desired.
  • The network version includes 50 toolboxes and has an unlimited number of licenses for the toolboxes.
  • Off-campus use of the network license requires use of the VPN.

Use MATLAB on a Personally-owned Machine

Standalone Version

To install the Standalone version of MATLAB on a personally owned machine follow these steps:

  1. Create a Mathworks account via the Mathworks WPI Information Portal.
  2. Within the Mathworks WPI Informational Portal follow the prompts to download and install the appropriate version for either Windows (64-bit), Mac OS X (Intel 64-bit) or Linux (64-bit).
  3. Log in with the MathWorks account which uses your WPI credentials, and activate the license.
Note on Licensing
Active WPI community members can reactivate the license annually using their WPI credentials.

Additional Information:

  • Support is provided by Mathworks technical support team for install and application help: or 508-647-7000 option #3.
  • ITS provides consultation and instruction for this software.
  • Contact the ITS Service Desk if the Toolbox you need is not available or if you have questions about a commercial license.