Computers on Campus are available to use with the standard software applications provided by the University.

Applications include:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • EndNote
  • NVivo
  • Matlab
  • SPSS and Amos

 For location details go to Computers on Campus web page.


Home Use Licenses for Students

Some of the University’s software licence agreements provide for students to use software on their private computers.

The right to use “Home Use Licences” is only available to currently enrolled students.

Technical support for "Home Use" installations on private computers is not available. 

Refer below for available software.

Microsoft Office 365

Flinders University students can obtain Microsoft Office 365 through their Flinders account. Follow the steps below:

  • Log into your Flinders dashboard (Okta) from either the quick links on the main website or by visiting and entering your FAN and password
  • Select the ‘Office 365’ button on the Okta Dashboard
  • You will be redirected to a web page with an Install Now link at the top of the page - click this link
  • When you do this you will be prompted to click the Run or Save button. Click the Run button and Office will be downloaded and then installed on your machine
  • When you open an Office application for the first time, you will need to log in. Your email address should be entered as your and you will be redirected to an Okta login window where you can enter your FAN and password

Microsoft Imagine

Microsoft Imagine  (formerly known as DreamSpark and MSDN-AA), allows Staff and Students to receive software design and development tools at no cost – everything needed to create apps, games and websites is available to download through the Flinders University Microsoft Imagine Web Store.

Access to additional benefits such as Microsoft Azure, Windows Virtual Academy, and Windows Dev Center are also available via the subscription.

Levels available to staff/students:

  • Standard: Institution Wide
  • Premium: For use within the School of Computer Science Engineering and Mathematics (Subscription includes additional benefits such as Visio, Project and Windows).

Microsoft Imagine Standard and Premium Subscriptions are available for academic or non-commercial use.

Students may also share their projects online and continue to use the software after graduation according to EULA terms.


EndNote is a bibliographic database and reference management application.

Educational resources are provided on the EndNote website.

The Library also provides some guidance on EndNote.

Windows installation instructions and download are here.

macOS installation instructions and download are here.

You will need to sign in through Okta to access the instructions and file downloads.


Software for qualitative research and analysis. The product currently supported is NVivo version 12.

Licenses are available for Post Graduate Students to install on a privately owned computer. Under Graduates can only access NVivo on University owned/supported computers.

Post Graduate Students can log a request to obtain access to this software.

System requirements can be found here :

If you are working on a larger project with, for example, 5000 documents, then the recommended system requirements would be necessary.

Note: While working on the same project file with two different operating systems (one at home and a different one at work) is possible, it may not be practical. QSR advises that project conversion can take a long time depending on the number of documents and PDFs and the amount of coding. Also, special conversion software is required. For more details, please refer to this website.

Educational resources are provided on the QSR website.


MATLAB is the high-level language and interactive environment used by millions of engineers and scientists worldwide. It lets you explore and visualise ideas and collaborate across disciplines including signal and image processing, communications, control systems, and computational finance.

To request a Home Use license, refer to the Matlab license page.


Wolfram Mathematica (Mathematica) is a symbolic mathematical computation program, sometimes called a computer algebra program, used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical, and computing fields. The Wolfram Language is the programming language used in Mathematica.

To access and download Mathematica for a home computer, refer to the Mathematica Home Use License page for instructions.

Antivirus Software

Security software such as anti-virus and anti-malware is an important means of ensuring computers are properly protected.

If you connect your computer to the campus network you are responsible for ensuring that you have anti-virus software installed, enabled and up to date to protect your computer and other computers on the campus network.

There are number of free anti-virus software solutions available depending on your operating system. 

IBM SPSS and Amos (home use license only available for Post Graduate students)

IBM SPSS is a computer application which provides statistical analysis of data. It allows for in-depth data access and preparation, analytical reporting, segmentation and predictive modelling.

To request a Home Use licence, refer to the SPSS license page.


SICStus is a state-of-the-art, ISO standard compliant, Prolog development system. Built around a high performance Prolog engine that can use the full virtual memory space for 32 and 64 bit architectures alike, SICStus is efficient and robust for large amounts of data and large applications.

SICStus is available to students on Campus in the Student Labs at the IS&T Building and Tonsley.

Students can also request a license for use on their personal computer. The license is valid to 28 February of the following year. Students will need to apply for a new license each year.

ChemDraw Prime

ChemDraw Prime is a complete entry-level drawing program that provides the tools to create chemically intelligent, publication-ready chemical structures and reactions, laboratory notes and experiment write-ups. As well as a full set of chemical structure essentials such as rings, bonds, chains, atoms and functional groups, ChemDraw Prime includes chemical and lab equipment templates and handy TLC and Gel Electrophoresis Plate drawing tools.

To access and download ChemDraw Prime for a home computer, refer to the ChemDraw Prime Home Use License page for instructions.