San Diego State University

Matlab Download


Matlab is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation.  Over 50 Matlab toolboxes and features are available with the campus Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license.

Matlab is avaliable on the lab computers in the Library Computing Hub, the Library's 24/7 Study Area, and also in the GMCS Math and Computing Science Computing labs.


  • New to Matlab? Learn the basics with the Matlab Onramp training course
  • Matlab 2016a Supported Platform Changes:
    • Does NOT support Windows Vista
    • Does NOT support Mavericks (10.9)
    • Does NOT support Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS
  • If your computer is not supported, use the Roadmap to find an earlier release.
  • Alumni, staff volunteers, emeritus faculty, and faculty adjuncts are not covered by our campus license.

SDSU Students: Download the Installer:

  1. Enter your RedID to view the Activation Key:  
  2. Create a MathWorks Account using either a student SDSUID email or Rohan email:
  3. Go to the License Center:
    • Click Add License in the upper right hand corner.
    • Choose Associate by Activation Key and click Continue.
    • When prompted, enter the Activation Key that you saved from step 1.
  4. Go to:
    • Click the download button for the current release.
    • Click the installer button to download the installer.

Faculty and Staff: Download the Installer:

  1. Enter your Faculty/Staff RedID to view the Activation Key:  
  2. Create a MathWorks Account using your or email address:
  3. Follow steps 3 through 4 up above for SDSU Students.