San Diego State University

Matlab R2015a Download


Matlab is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation.

Matlab is installed on the lab computers in the Library Computing Hub and the Library's 24/7 Study Area.

Matlab Student Version is now available at the Campus Bookstore for $99
There is no disk, the Student Version includes the Activation Key and the download link for the latest version.

The Student Version includes the following toolboxes:
    Control System      Optimization                  Data Acquistion
    Signal Processing   Simulink Control Design   Image Processing
    Statistics              Instrument Control          Symbolic Math

Faculty and Staff may download Matlab ISOs on campus from these links: Please verify the MD5 checksum before installing.


  • These ISO files are ONLY for Lab, Faculty and Staff computers
  • Matlab 2015a Supported Platform Changes
    • drops support for Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8)
    • drops support for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS
  • Matlab network licensing requires TCP ports 1701 and 31701 be open.
  • Please see your department's IT Lead for licensing information.
  • Students purchase Matlab for Student Use from the Campus Bookstore.


  • Save the license.lic file (see your Department IT Lead) and note the location. Save the File Installation Key, as it is required to start the installation.
  • Mount the ISO.
  • Run the setup program in the ISO.
  • Check Install without using the Internet.
  • Check I have the File Installation Key for my license, enter the File Installation Key.
  • Choose Typical for the installation type
  • Provide the location of the license.lic file on your computer when asked.
  • Confirm the settings, and Matlab installs.
The Matlab installation requires a Network License file and the File Installation Key.

How to mount the Matlab ISO

  • Mac users can use the Disk Utility GUI to mount the ISO:

    Using Disk Utility to mount an ISO

  • Windows users can install the freeware package Virtual Clone Drive to mount the ISO. Run SetupVirtualCloneDrive.exe   No reboot is needed after installing.

    Virtual Clone Drive then allows you to mount the ISO by right clicking on it and selecting Mount.

    Mount/Unmount menu after installing VirtualCloneDrive