The following software programs and packages are available to you, as a member of staff at Imperial, at a discounted rate. Find out more about paying for software and using software licences.

Free software and resources are also available. Go to Free resources and services.

If you need help, check the FAQ: Software or Contact the ICT Store.

Information on paid IT software for staff

Adobe Acrobat

There are two versions of Adobe Acrobat licences available:

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Licence (perpetual)

This licence, with download, costs £103.20. As it is a perpetual licence, you do not need to renew it every year.

Adobe Acrobat CC (Creative Cloud)

This licence is pro rata and needs to be renewed annually on 16 October. It is a per named End User Licence (for one sole user to install on one College computer and one home computer).

It is important that you fully uninstall any trial versions of this Adobe product that you might have on your machine.

To order this software, complete the Adobe Acrobat licence form and go to Pay for software.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe no longer sells CS6 products as they are now selling their Creative Cloud applications. Payment for the Creative Cloud applications is annual and pro-rata. Prices are available on request: contact the ICT Shop.

Single app

End User Licence (for one sole user to install on one College computer and one home computer).

Full suite

End User Licence (for one sole user to install on one College computer and one home computer).

It is important that you fully uninstall any trial versions of this Adobe product that you might have on your machine.

To order this software, complete the Adobe CC licence form and go to Pay for software.

Chest Site Licence (ArcGIS, Exceed, SAS, SPSS)

  • All licences must be purchased via College payment process.
  • Complete a CHEST Licence form.
  • For College owned and personal machines for as long as the user remains at Imperial.
  • Use includes teaching, research, personal educational development, College administration and development work associated with any of the same.
  • Restricted to members of Imperial College London only.

Departmental or Group terms can be obtained by negotiation with the CHEST Site Contact: techstore@imperial.ac.uk

CHEST Prices are available on request: Contact the ICT Store.

  • Quoted prices are set by the Information and Communication Technologies to collect sufficient funding to cover the amounts due annually to CHEST.
  • The finish date given applies to the agreement currently in place and is the date up to which availability of the product is guaranteed.
  • Should an agreement not be renewed, use of the software beyond the finish date would be illegal in all cases.
  • For purposes of CHEST site licences, the site comprises all the Imperial College campuses.
  • The annual fee pays for any upgrades released during the year, but does not pay for media that might be needed to install the software. Media charges are £5 as required.
  • For more detail read the CHEST Code of Conduct (Using IT software licences) for the use of software and datasets,.

Corel Licensing Scheme (CorelDraw, Paintshop Pro)

All licences must be purchased via the payment process.

Corel pricelist

Product Price
CorelDraw X7 £60.00
Painter 2016 Please enquire for the latest pricing
Paintshop Pro X8 Please enquire for the latest pricing
VideoStudio Pro X6 Please enquire for the latest pricing

All prices quoted are inclusive of delivery/handling charge and Value Added Tax and are subject to confirmation at the time of purchase.

Endnote

Personal copies of Endnote can be ordered from Bilaney Consultants

Exelis VIS IDL

A number of Exelis VIS IDL licences are available for purchase for use on College-owned computers.

Prices

Initial purchase of a licence (one off cost):

  • IDL (Node-Locked) for Windows/Mac = £300 per licence
  • IDL(Floating) for UNIX = £350 per licence

With annual maintenance* per licence on these at:

  • IDL (Node-Locked) for Windows/Mac= £100 per year
  • IDL (Floating) for UNIX = £100 per year

*Annual maintenance provides free upgrades to the latest version of IDL when released.

Contact spathelp@imperial.ac.uk for further details or to buy a licence.

GraphPad

We do not offer GraphPad and related software in the Software Shop, but you can purchase it from the manufacturer directly: GraphPad.

Intel compilers

Quotes provided on request: Contact the ICT Store.

LabVIEW

The LabVIEW Licence costs £75 per installation per year. Departmental & teaching cluster prices are available on request to: ict-shop@imperial.ac.uk.

The annual licence for LabVIEW will expire at the end of each July. You will then to renew and pay for it again. All licences must be purchased via the College online payment process using the LabVIEW licence form‌.

The price is the same whether you purchase it one month before July or for the full 12 months. 

Note: This can be purchased by departments for students but can only be installed on Imperial owned machines.

Maple

Note: Check whether your department owns a licence or not before you purchase.

For a staff computer

The cost of a Maple licence for a staff computer on the College network is £48.

To order, complete the Maple licence form for staff computers 2015-16 and email it to the ICT Shop with the cost code you wish to charge it to.

For a personal computer

The cost of a Maple licence for a personal computer is £20.

To order, complete the Maple licence form for personal computers (staff) 2015-16) and contact the ICT Shop to pay by card.

Mathematica (Wolfram)

The site licence renewal is being processed. Part of this procedure requires activation keys to be de-activated and reassigned. You may receive an email from Wolfram stating that your key has been de-activated, but this is not the case. The licence will continue to work until the 29 September, by which time we will have re-assigned you a new one.

All licences must be purchased via College online payment process.

College has signed a three year licence agreement with Wolfram, which expires on 31 August 2018. You commit to annual funding of the licence until the agreement expires in August 2018. The licence charge is pro-rated on a monthly basis in the first year of your licence, with a minimum charge of £60. For example, in April you pay 5/12 of the full year price.

Single machine licence

  • Full year price is £169.20.
  • For a single named user only.
  • Installed on a single platform on a single system.

Also supplied with a home-use licence for use by the licence holder of the College installation.

  • Can be installed on a different platform to the College installation.
  • Only install on a privately owned home system.

Network increment licence

  • Licence is £218.40.
  • Additional charge for a server licence for the Network increment licence of £96.72 per full year.
  • If you share a licence server with other departments, you would pay a share of this cost.
  • If you have your own server, you would pay all of it.

Also supplied with a home-use licence for use by the licence holder of the College installation.

  • Can be installed on a different platform to the College installation.
  • Only install on a privately owned home system.

Physics have their own department license. Contact the department administrator for information.

Contact the ICT Service Desk with any other questions relating to Mathematica registrations.

Mathtype

  • Departments can purchase an annual licence fo installation onto all systems owned by the department. 
  • Staff and students of that department can then install the product on a home computer.
  • Cost of licence based on number of teaching and research staff in the department.
  • Mathtype pricing is available on request: Contact the ICT Store.
  • Contact ICT Service Desk for further information.

Chemical Engineering, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Civil Engineering have departmental licences. Contact your department for installation.

Matlab

Members of the Faculties of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the Business School do not have to pay for a Matlab licence as these faculties have paid for licences already. Register for a download: Free software for staff.

All other customers make an annual contribution of £200 for installation onto a College owned system.

All licences must be purchased via College online payment process.

  • Send completed online payments to ict-shop@imperial.ac.uk.
  • The licence covers College and personal machines of full-time staff members.
  • Option of networked or standalone installation for College installations.

Install a standalone licence on a College machine

  • Register online
  • Click on Select and download software and then Matlab Departmental Standalone.
  • Follow the instructions through to the end.
  • An email will be sent containing the download and install information.

Install on personally owned system, full time member of College

  • Register online
  • Click on Select and download software and then Matlab Staff Home Use.
  • Follow the instructions through to the end.
  • An email will be sent containing the download and install information. 

Server licence or a networked client licence

Products include:

  • Aerospace Toolbox
  • Bioinformatics Toolbox
  • Communications System Toolbox
  • Computer Vision System Toolbox
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • Database Toolbox
  • Datafeed Toolbox
  • DSP System Toolbox
  • Econometrics
  • Embedded Coder
  • Financial Derivatives Toolbox
  • Financial Toolbox
  • Fixed Income Toolbox
  • Fixed Point Toolbox
  • Fuzzy Logic Toolbox
  • Gauges Blockset
  • Global Optimisation Toolbox
  • Image Acquisition Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • Mapping Toolbox
  • Matlab Builder NE
  • Matlab Coder
  • Matlab Compiler
  • Model Predictive Control Toolbox
  • Neural Network Toolbox
  • Optimisation Toolbox
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Partial Differential Equation Toolbox
  • Real Time Windows Target
  • Robust Control Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • SimBiology
  • SimElectronics
  • SimMechanics
  • SimPowerSystems
  • Simscape
  • Simulink 3D Animation
  • Simulink Coder
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Simulink Design Optimisation
  • Simulink Fixed Point
  • Spreadsheet Link EX
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox
  • System Identification Toolbox
  • Wave let Toolbox

Microsoft Select

All licences must be purchased via the College online payment process using the MS Select licence form‌.

Microsoft reviews its pricing structure each month. Contact the Software Shop for more details: ict-shop@imperial.ac.uk.

Purchase of earlier versions of applications software

You obtain and install earlier versions of software. Such purchases must be registered as the latest version. e.g. you can install Project 2010, but the purchase has to be registered as Project 2013.

Software assurance

The difference between Project Standard and Project Pro

  • Project Pro includes the Client Access Licence that is needed to access Project Server. If you do not purchase a Project Server licence, we advise you to purchase Project Standard.
  • The download link will be sent to you after you pay for it.

Sharepoint Designer

All academic licences for Windows are upgrade licences. Therefore, a qualifying licence is required. It is not possible to purchase a full copy at academic prices. A commercial copy must be purchased.

Available products include:

  • Access 2013
  • Excel 2013
  • Office 2013
  • PowerPoint 2013
  • Project 2013 Standard
  • Project 2013 Pro
  • Publisher 2013
  • Visio 2013 Pro
  • Visio 2013 Standard
  • Visual Studio Pro 2013
  • Word 2013
  • Windows Server Std 2012 per 2 processors
  • Windows Server Data Centre  2012 R2 per 2 processors
  • Windows Server 2012 External Connector
  • Windows 7 Upgrade
  • Entourage for Mac
  • Office Mac Pro 2011

Important notes

  • All authenticated access to a server that is running Windows Server requires a Windows Server Client Access Licence (CAL) to be obtained for the client system.
  • The College's Microsoft Campus Agreement provides the necessary CAL for all Imperial College London owned client systems.
  • If a server is being accessed from systems that are not owned by the College, for example a student owned system either on or off Campus, then a CAL must be purchased. 
  • A Windows Server External Connector licence provides unlimited Windows Server CALs for the server that it is licenced on.

NVIVO

We do not sell NVIVO, but you can buy it from Timberlake.

OriginPro 2016

Origin is available to Faculty of Natural Sciences (FONS) and Department of Materials staff free of charge: Free software for staff.

Members of other faculties can purchase Origin for £50 for a College-owned machine or £20 for a personal machine. Register for a download: Software Shop.

Pro/ENGINEER

  • Licence purchased by the Department of Aeronatical Engineering.
  • One-year 500 user Pro/Engineer University Plus site licence.
  • Contact Molly Ip (m.ip@imperial.ac.uk) to purchase a spare licence.
  • Contact the ICT Service Desk to request installation, once payment is made.

Sigmaplot

We don't sell Sigmaplot but it is available via Sigmaplot's store.

Silverfrost Fortran 95 - Academic/Commercial Edition

Download Silverfrost Fortran 95 directly from Silverfrost. For academic/commercial use only.

Silverfrost Fortran 95 - Personal Edition

Download Silverfrost Fortran 95 directly from Silverfrost. For personal use only.

This product is not directly supported and you must uninstall it when you leave College.

STATA

We do not sell STATA but it available via Timberlake

VMware

Free licences for VMware are to be used for research and teaching purposes only and can be requested: Free software for staff.

Please contact the ICT Shop to find out the cost of VMware licences for neither research nor teaching