MATLAB: General Information


License Information

Total Academic Headcount License (Faculty/Staff)

Licensed products may be installed and used in North America only by Duke faculty and academic staff on Duke-owned or leased individual, standalone computers and network servers.  Duke faculty. academic staff may install and use the programs on their personally owned computers, on campus, off campus, and via remote access.  This license includes designated computer, group license, and network concurrent options for Duke faculty and academic staff, meaning it can be installed and licensed on individual computers, in computer labs, or over a LAN using a FLEXnet server.

This software may only be used for noncommercial, academic purposes by licensed users.  This is limited to software administration, teaching, and noncommercial, academic research during a Duke faculty or academic staff member's ordinary course as a Duke employee.

Students qualify as licensed users solely for the purpose of using the programs in on-campus computing facilities and are expressly prohibited from installing and executing the programs on their personally owned computers under the faculty/staff license.  Students having multiple affiliations, e.g. student/staff are considered licensed users for their nonstudent roles at Duke and may use the software for those purposes only.

The TAH (Total Academic Headcount) license is funded by OIT, and the software is distributed at no cost to the Duke community.  MathWorks accounts are authorized for licensed users, and the software may be downloaded directly from the MathWorks website. 

Total Student Headcount License (Students)

Licensed products may be installed and used by Duke students only on their personally-owned or leased computers.  Student licensed users may not use a program on more than two computers simultaneously.  Programs licensed under the Total Student Headcount license option may not be used by Duke faculty or academic staff.

Students may only use this software for meeting classroom requirements of Duke courses and study.

Support Information

Duke License Number

OIT maintains a MATLAB FAQ Page with activation instructions: MATLAB at Duke

Technical support is available for MATLAB, Simulink, applications toolboxes, and blocksets. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST. 


The OIT Service Desk does not provide support for this software.
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List of Licensed Products as of R2015a

  • Simulink
  • Audio Toolbox
  • Automated Driving Toolbox
  • Bioinformatics Toolbox
  • Communications System Toolbox
  • Computer Vision System Toolbox
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • DSP System Toolbox
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • Database Toolbox
  • Deep Learning Toolbox
  • Distributed Computing Server * (For access to this product, e-mail OIT Software Licensing)
  • Econometrics Toolbox
  • Embedded Coder
  • Financial Instruments Toolbox
  • Financial Toolbox
  • Fixed-Point Designer
  • Fuzzy Logic Toolbox
  • Global Optimization Toolbox
  • HDL Coder
  • Image Acquisition Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • MATLAB Builder EX *(As of 2015a, MATLAB Builder EX has been merged into MATLAB Compiler)
  • MATLAB Builder NE *(As of 2015a, MATLAB Builder NE has been merged into MATLAB Compiler)
  • MATLAB Coder
  • MATLAB Compiler
  • MATLAB Compiler SDK
  • MATLAB Report Generator
  • Mapping Toolbox
  • Model Predictive Control Toolbox
  • Navigation Toolbox
  • Neural Network Toolbox
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Partial Differential Equation Toolbox
  • Phased Array System Toolbox
  • RF Toolbox
  • Robotics System Toolbox
  • Robust Control Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • SimBiology
  • SimMechanics
  • SimPowerSystems
  • Simscape
  • Simscape Multibody
  • Simulink 3D Animation
  • Simulink Coder
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Simulink Verification and Validation
  • Spreadsheet Link EX
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox
  • System Identification Toolbox
  • Wavelet Toolbox

Article number: KB0030777

Valid to: August 1, 2024