How to Install Matlab

Learn how to download Matlab easily with this short tutorial


See "Mass Download Procedure" for instructions on how to get a concurrent license for multiple computers here

Instructions for MAC:

  1. Using this link:MathWorks Download press the blue button "Get Matlab" under "Campus-Wide Access" 

Simulink Download Page

  1. Sign in to your Mathworks account using your email and password 


  1. Create Account using your email
    • Then select "Create MathWorks account and fill in required information 

Sign in Page

  1. After either signing in or creating your account you should be taken to the online browser version of MathWorks home page 
  2. In the top right of the screen click on the "Install MATLAB" button

MATLAB home page; Online Browser

  1. On the top left of the page under "Select Release" you can choose the version of METLAB you wish to install 
  2. After choosing the desired version press the blue "Download" button in the center of the screen

Matlab Downloads page

  1. Follow the instructions for install under "Get Matlab and Simulink Products" 

Instructions for install on MATLAB page

  1. Find MATLAB in installer and launch

Instructions for Windows:

Windows Install Instructions
 Show in folder popup  Step 1: Access Software Library
Login here
Enter Net ID and password
Click once on "Matlab", then scroll to the bottom
Fine an installer that matches your operating system
File download may take more than 10 minutes depending on your connection
Note: download options are organized form oldest to newest and increase in GB file size
Step 2: Initiate Matlab Installation
 Extract Files.. pop up  Step 3: Unzip Desktop File
Right click on desktop icon
Follow "7-zip" option
Click "extract files"
Select file location
Another desktop icon will appear adjacent to the zipped file
 File extraction location  Step 4: Choose file extraction location
I chose my removable external hard drive for easy access
 Browse For Folder
 Extraction download
 Exe. Installation file  Step 5: Locate the Exe. Installation File
Open the unzipped file (which I placed on my external hard drive in an earlier step)
Click the file labelled "setup" (the one with the matlab icon on the left)
Troubleshooting: if your file is not an executable file (.exe) and instead opens to a text file, try repeating the unzipping process or downloading an alternative zip file processor like 7-zip here
 Option to allow app to make changes to your device  Step 6: Navigate Pre-Installation Process
Allow the program to make changes to your device
 Activation Key  Step 7: Access Activation Key
Select "I need to create an account" (which requires an activation key)
You will find the activation key for Matlab on the campus software library under "Support Information" in the Matlab section
Copy and paste this number into the File Installation Key area
 Shortcut options
 Product Configuration Notes
 Installation bar  Step 8: Install
Depending on your connection, this process may exceed 10 minutes
 Creating a MathWorks Account page
 Support Information
Support Information
 Step 9: Confirm Selection, Launch!

KeywordsCampus Software Library, Software Library, Matlab, Install, How to   Doc ID82710
OwnerChris L.GroupDoIT Help Desk
Created2018-06-07 11:36:25Updated2023-06-09 11:20:26
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