UQ provides a range of software for academic, research and administrative use.

Software listed in the Standard Software Catalogue table may be available for UQ-owned computers, personal devices or both. Make sure you comply with usage restrictions and get the right software license for your situation.

If your software is listed as ‘Purchase through UniFi' or ‘Request a quote’, you need to buy the software before you can install it. Otherwise, you can follow the instructions in the table to self-install or contact ITS to install your software.

Licences and purchasing

Software at UQ is covered by a range of funding arrangements that appear in the ‘Purchase’ column of the table:

  • Centrally funded software is purchased by ITS and can be used by UQ staff or students. You can install these programs on UQ-owned computers. There may be restrictions on where you can install it and who can use it. Check the product information first.
  • Funded site licence software has been purchased by a specific organisational unit, and may have restrictions on who can use it and where. If you're not sure if you're allowed to use these programs you can submit an IT request for more information.
  • Purchase through UniFi software is available for use at UQ, but you will need to purchase a licence through the ITS Software Catalogue in UniFi. This may include software where part of the suite is already funded but specific parts of the suite are not covered under UQ's licence agreement and must be purchased separately.
  • Request a quote software is available for use at UQ, but is not covered by an existing UQ funding arrangements and is not offered for sale through UniFi. You will need to request a quote from the UQ-preferred supplier and then place an order through UniFi to obtain a licence.
  • Free software may have no cost, but could have restrictions on how and where it can be used, such as research purposes at St Lucia campus only.

Each package has different usage rules. Check the ‘Usage restrictions’ column of the table for the most common restrictions:

  • Administration: University administration and professional staff may use it
  • Commercial: commercial research and consulting allowed
  • None: no usage restrictions
  • Research: academic research allowed (but not commercial)
  • Teaching: teaching purposes.

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Accessibility

Product name Allowed users Usage restrictions Platforms Purchase How to install
Dragon Naturally Speaking
Speech recognition
Staff and students -- Windows Request a quote Submit an IT request (staff only)
Dyslexie font
Font for dyslexic users
Staff and students at St Lucia, Gatton and Herston Teaching Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
JAWS screen reader
Screen reader
Staff and students -- Windows Request a quote Self-service

Business

Product name Allowed users Usage restrictions Platforms Purchase How to install
Adobe Acrobat Pro
PDF reading and editing
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
Microsoft Office Pro Plus
Document management and email
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Microsoft Office for Mac
Document management and email
Staff and students None Mac Centrally funded Self-service
Microsoft Project
Project management and charts
Staff and students None Windows Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Microsoft Visio
Business diagramming
Staff and students None Windows Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Mindjet Mind Manager
Business process mapping
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Request a quote Submit an IT request (staff only)
MYOB AccountRight
Accounting with business management
Staff and students at St Lucia Teaching Windows Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
MYOB Essentials
Accounting basics
Staff and students at St Lucia Teaching Windows Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
SmartDraw
Business diagramming
-- -- Windows
Online
Request a quote Submit an IT request (staff only)

Collaboration and communication

Product name Allowed users Usage restrictions Platforms Purchase How to install
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
Remote computer access
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Zoom
Video conferencing and chat
Staff and students -- Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service

Educational and reference

Product name Allowed users Usage restrictions Platforms Purchase How to install
Adobe Captivate
Creating eLearning content
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Adobe Digital Editions
Ebook reader
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Free Submit an IT request (staff only)
Camtasia
Screen recording and video editing
Staff and students Teaching
Administration
Windows
Mac
Request a quote Submit an IT request (staff only)
Echo 360 Personal Capture (PCAP)
Personal and classroom video capture
Staff and students -- Windows
Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
EndNote
Citation and reference management
Staff (including clinical and adjunct) and students -- Windows
Mac
Funded site license Self-service
Leximancer
Textual analysis visualisation
Staff and students Teaching
Administration
Windows
Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Lynda.com
Online learning platform
Staff and students -- Online Funded site license Access Lynda online

Geographical and mapping

Product name Allowed users Usage restrictions Platforms Purchase How to install
Autodesk AutoCAD
2D and 3D drawings
Staff, students and visitors Teaching
Research
Windows Centrally funded Self-service
Autodesk AutoCAD for Mac
2D and 3D drawings
Staff, students and visitors Teaching
​Research
​Mac Centrally funded Self-service
Autodesk AutoCAD LT
2D drawings
Staff, students and visitors Teaching
​Research
Windows Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
Autodesk AutoCAD LT for Mac
2D drawings
Staff, students and visitors Teaching
​Research
Mac Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
Autodesk AutoCAD toolsets
Specialised toolsets for AutoCAD
Staff, students and visitors Teaching
​Research
Windows
Mac
Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
ESRI ArcGIS
Geographic information and mapping
Staff and students Teaching
Research
Administration (limited)
Windows Centrally funded Self-service
Google Earth Pro
Geographic mapping and analysis
No restrictions No restrictions Windows
Mac
Linux
Free Self-service
MapInfo
Geographic mapping and analysis
-- -- Windows Request a quote Submit an IT request (staff only)
NearMap
Aerial imagery and digital maps
Staff and students -- Online Centrally funded Access NearMap online
QGIS
Geographic information and analysis
No restrictions No restrictions Windows
Mac
Linux
Free Submit an IT request (staff only)

Graphics, video and audio

Product name Allowed users Usage restrictions Platforms Purchase How to install
Adobe After Effects
Motion graphics and visual effects
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Animate (Flash Pro)
Interactive animations
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Audition
Audio recording, mixing and restoration
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Bridge
Centralised asset browser
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Character Animator
Live motion capture, 2D puppets and multi-track recording
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Dimension
3D, photo-based mock-up editor
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Encore
DVD authoring
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Adobe Fireworks
Bitmap and vector graphics
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Adobe Flash Builder
Rich internet applications and cross-platform applications
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Adobe Illustrator
Vector graphics and illustrations
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe InDesign
Page design and layout for print and digital publishing
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Lightroom
Image optimisation and manipulation
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Media Encoder
Output video files for different screens
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Photoshop
Image editing and design
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Image editing and design
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Adobe Prelude
Tagging and transcoding video rough cuts
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Premiere
Video production and editing
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Premiere Elements
Video production and editing
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Adobe Presenter
Video presentations
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Adobe Scout
Visual profiler for Flash content
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Adobe Spark Free
Social graphics, web pages and video stories
-- -- Mobile devices
Web-based
-- Access Adobe Spark Free online
Adobe Spark Premium
Social graphics, web pages and video stories
-- -- Mobile devices
Web-based
-- Coming soon
Adobe SpeedGrade
Colour grading and correction
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Audacity
Audio recording and editing
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Linux
Free Self-service
Blender
3D computer graphics
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
​Linux
Free Submit an IT request (staff only)
CSound
Sound compiler and audio programming language
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
​Linux
Free Submit an IT request (staff only)
GIMP
Image editing and drawing
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
​Linux
Free Submit an IT request (staff only)
HandBrake
Digital video file transcoder
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Free Self-service
Inkscape
Image editing and illustration drawing
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
​Linux
Free Submit an IT request (staff only)
Irfanview
Image viewer and converter
Staff and students Teaching
Administration
Research
Windows Free Self-service
iTunes
Media player and library
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Free Self-service
SnagIt
Screen capture
Staff and students Teaching
Administration
Windows
Mac
Request a quote Submit an IT request (staff only)
Vivotek LiveClient and Playback
Live camera feed and recording
Staff -- Windows Free Submit an IT request (staff only)
VLC Media Player
Video player and streaming server
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Linux
Free Self-service

Operating systems and servers

Product name Allowed users Usage restrictions Platforms Purchase How to install
Linux software
Operating system and utilities
Staff Internal business Linux Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Server
Computer management and utilities
Staff Academic
Research
Administration
Windows Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
Microsoft Exchange Server
Mail and calendar scheduling server
Staff and students Academic
Research
Administration
Windows Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
Microsoft Sharepoint Server
Intranet server
Staff Academic
Research
Administration
Windows Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
Microsoft Windows 10
Operating system
Staff and students Academic
Research
Administration
Windows Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
Microsoft Windows Server
Server operating system
Staff Academic
Research
Administration
Windows Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
VMware
Computer virtualisation
Staff and students Internal business Windows Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
VMware: Fusion
Computer virtualisation
Staff and students Internal business Mac Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)

Scientific and engineering

Product name Allowed users Usage restrictions Platforms Purchase How to install
ANSYS
Engineering simulation and 3D design
Staff and students Teaching
Research
Windows
Linux
Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
ChemDraw Professional
Biology and chemistry
Staff and students Academic
Research
​Mac Centrally funded Self-service
ChemOffice Professional
Biology and chemistry
Staff and students Academic
Research
Windows Centrally funded Self-service
Gaussian
Computational chemistry and electronic structure modelling
Staff and students at St Lucia Academic
Research
Windows
Mac
Linux
UNIX
Funded site license Submit an IT request (staff only)
LabView
Systems engineering
Staff and HDR students Teaching
Research
Windows
Mac
Linux
Funded site license Submit an IT request (staff only)
Matlab
Mathematics and technical computing
Staff and students Teaching
Research
Windows
Mac
Linux
Centrally funded Self-service
MNova NMR
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance visualisation, analysis and reporting
Staff and students (from contributing organisational units) Academic
Teaching
Research
Windows
Mac
Linux
Funded site license Submit an IT request (staff only)
SimPlot
Analysis of microbial sequences
Staff and students None Windows Free Submit an IT request (staff only)

Security

Product name Allowed users Usage restrictions Platforms Purchase How to install
Sophos
Antivirus
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Free Personal devices only

Statistical data analysis and modelling

Product name Allowed users Usage restrictions Platforms Purchase How to install
Alpha Pro
Data analysis and interactive visuals
Staff and students Teaching
Research
Windows
Mac
Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
EViews
Econometric analysis
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
GAUSS
Mathematics and statistics
Staff and students -- Windows Request a quote Submit an IT request (staff only)
Gephi
Network analysis and visualisation
Staff and students None Windows Free Submit an IT request (staff only)
GraphPad Prism
Biostatistics and scientific graphing
Staff, adjunct staff and students Academic
Research
Windows
Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Maple
Symbolic and numeric computing
Staff and students -- Windows
Mac
-- Submit an IT request (staff only)
Mathematica
Image processing for geometry and data science
Staff Teaching
Research
Windows
Mac
Linux
Online
Funded site license Self-service
Microsoft Power BI
Business analytics
Staff None Windows Free Submit an IT request (staff only)
Nvivo
Rich-text and multimedia analysis
Staff and students Teaching
Research
Personal education development
Administration
Development
Windows
Mac
Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Qualtrics
Research
Staff and students -- Online -- Access Qualtrics online
SAS
Analytics, data management and business intelligence
Staff and students Academic
Research
Windows
Linux
Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
SigmaPlot
Scientific graphing and data analysis
Staff and students Academic
Research
Windows Centrally funded Self-service
Simul8
Process simulation
Staff and students -- Windows -- Submit an IT request (staff only)
SPSS Statistics
Descriptive and bivariate statistics
Staff and students Teaching
Research
Windows Request a quote Submit an IT request (staff only)
Stata
Statistics and data science
Staff and students -- Windows Request a quote Submit an IT request (staff only)
Statistica
Data analysis and modelling
Staff and students Teaching
Research
Windows Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
Tableau
Analytics and business intelligence
Staff -- Windows Request a quote Submit an IT request (staff only)

Storage

Product name Allowed users Usage restrictions Platforms Purchase How to install
7-Zip
File compression
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Free Self-service
AARNet Cloudstor
Cloud storage
Staff, adjunct staff and students Teaching
Research
Administration
Windows
​Mac
Linux
Mobile
Online
Centrally funded Access Cloudstor online
AShampoo Burning Studio
Disc burning
Staff and students Academic
Research
Windows Centrally funded Self-service
Microsoft OneDrive
File storage
Staff None Windows
Mac
Mobile
Online
Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)

Web and software development

Product name Allowed users Usage restrictions Platforms Purchase How to install
Adobe Dreamweaver
Web development
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Edge
Web development
Staff and students None Windows
​Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Gaming SDK
Gaming software development
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
Adobe Muse
Simplified website builder
Staff and students None Windows
Mac
Centrally funded Self-service
FileMaker
Relational databases and interfaces
Staff and students Teaching
Research
Administration
Windows
Mac
Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Microsoft Expression Web
Web design
No restrictions None Windows Free Submit an IT request (staff only)
Microsoft Imagine
Software design and development
Students Academic Windows
Mac
Centrally funded Submit an IT request (staff only)
Microsoft SQL
Database management
Staff -- Windows Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Microsoft SQL Server
Database management
Staff -- Windows Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional
Web and software development
Staff and students None Windows Purchase through UniFi Submit an IT request (staff only)
Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition
Web and software development
Staff and students Teaching
Research
Windows Free Submit an IT request (staff only)