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Purchasing Software

University Software

IT Help Center – Departmental Sales:

Through the IT Help Center licensed software, including Microsoft and Adobe, can be purchased at substantial savings. These items may be purchased with an approved requisition. For a complete list of software please visit: www.bu.edu/tech/desktop/purchase/departmental.

Software Distribution Center:

At the Software Distribution Center you will find access to a variety of free software and shareware, as well as commercial software licensed to all or part of the University. For complete details please visit: www.bu.edu/software.

  • Cisco VPN
  • McAfee VirusScan
  • PSFTP
  • PuTTy
  • SPSS
  • WinSCP
  • X-Win32
  • Maple - 10 shared licenses
  • Mathematica - student, faculty or academic staff may also get a home-use copy
  • Matlab - network based Matlab for faculty, staff, and sponsored graduate students on university owned machines

College Software

The software listed below is available to anyone in the College without the purchase of a license. Most other software including but not limited to Microsoft and Adobe software packages need to be purchased through University Computers (see above).

  • Abaqus - 4 floating licenses, 1 processing license (certain installation restrictions apply)
  • Comsol Multiphysics - 90 Class-Kit licenses, 4 Floating licenses (certain installation restrictions apply)
  • SolidWorks/COSMOS - College-wide Education site license
  • Pro/ENGINEER - College-wide site license
  • Labview - certain installation restrictions apply

For additional information on ENG software licenses please visit our Wiki at:

http://collaborate.bu.edu/engit/SoftwareLicensing

Departmental Software

Within each department and for various labs additional software has been purchased. Please contact ENG IT for any questions regarding departmental and lab software.