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Student IT

Apps

While you are enrolled, you will get free access to a variety of apps either on our desktop computers on campus or on your own laptop or device.

Desktop apps

ICT’s desktops come equipped with a range of common apps.

  • Adobe Design Premium CS6
  • EndNote
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mozilla Firefox

You can access further apps through the Citrix Receiver, including:

  • ANSYS
  • ArcGIS
  • Mathematica
  • MATLAB
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • NVivo 10
  • R-Project
  • SAS
  • SPSS Statistics
  • Stata (only available in certain locations)

Apps to download

We provide a range of apps that can be downloaded for your personal device. Many can be downloaded and used offline, while others will require a virtual private network (VPN) connection if you are off campus or not connected to the University’s network.

ArcGIS is a geographic information system that lets you work with maps and geographic information.

You will need a student authorisation code provided by your course coordinator or lecturer. Contact the Service Desk to arrange a code if you have not been given one.

ArcGIS is available on Windows only.

Product information | Download ArcGIS for students

CSD is a database used by the School of Chemistry that allows you to discover knowledge contained within over 650,000 crystal structures.

You will need to accept the CSD System Use Agreement while connected to the UniSydney network.

CSD is available on Windows and Mac OS X.

Product information | Download Cambridge Structural Database

The Microsoft Imagine library lets you access a variety of Microsoft operating systems and development tools. Microsoft Imagine is available in two subscriptions:

  • Standard – available to all enrolled students. Go to Microsoft Academic Software Centre, select ‘I have an institution issued email address’, register with your student email address and follow the prompts.
  • Premium – available to students in specific faculties and schools below. At the start of semester you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to get access.
    • Agriculture
    • Architecture, Design and Planning
    • Dentistry
    • Education and Social Work
    • Engineering and IT
    • Health Sciences
    • Medicine
    • Nursing
    • Pharmacy
    • Science
    • Veterinary Science

You will receive the welcome email if you are a new user (first year student). If you have an existing account, the system will update your account to provide download access for a further 12 months. Go to the ‘Activate subscription’ link, sign in and then ‘purchase’ software ($0.00) as required.

Product information | Activate subscription

EndNote is a research tool that allows you to organise, publish and share your references and bibliographies. You can get training through our libraries.

EndNote is available on Windows and Mac OS X.

Product information | Download EndNote and resources from Libraries

GenStat is a statistical package and data analysis tool. To use GenStat, you need to be connected to the University’s network or via a VPN connection. GenStat is available on Windows only.

Product information | Download GenStat

GraphPad Prism combines scientific graphing, comprehensive curve fitting (nonlinear regression), statistical analysis and data organisation. 

If you have GraphPad Prism already installed on your device, apply the license patch to ensure it continues working.

GraphPad Prism is available on Windows and Mac OS X.

Product information | Download GraphPad Prism

MATLAB helps you with numerical computation, visualisation and programming. With MATLAB you can analyse data, develop algorithms and create models.

MATLAB is available on Windows and Mac OS X.

Product information | Download MATLAB

Mathematica is a computational environment used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical and computing fields.

To use Mathematica you’ll need to be connected to the University’s network or via a VPN connection. Use is subject to the Student Home Use Addendum.

Mathematica is available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Product information | Download Mathematica

You can access the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus subscription on up to five of your devices. This gives you access to the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote.

Your Office 365 software will remain activated as long as you are enrolled at the University and connect to the internet at least once every 30 days.

To get Office:

  • visit the Microsoft Online Portal, enter your student email address and password, then select work or school account
  • you will be redirected to the Office 365 page. Select ‘Install’ to download the client
  • open the client and follow the instructions.

Office 365 is available on Windows and Mac OS.

Product information | Download Office 365

OneDrive for Business is a place where you can store, sync and share your files. It lets you update and share your files from anywhere and collaborate on documents at the same time as other students.

NVivo enables you to handle rich text based information. It automates many manual tasks associated with analysis, such as data classification and sorting.

It is available on Windows and Mac OS X.

Product information | Download NVivo

Reference Manager is used for publishing and managing bibliographies.

It is available on Windows only.

Product information | Download Reference Manager

SAS is a statistical software that allows you to perform data management, visualisation and prediction.

You will need to accept the SAS Student Use Agreement online to obtain a copy of SAS.

SAS is available on Windows and Linux.

Product information | Download SAS

StarOffice offers word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing and database editing.

StarOffice is available on Windows and Linux.

Product information | Download StarOffice

Streamed apps

An alternative to installing apps on your computer is the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) service. Through an online connection you can run specialist apps from your device both on and off campus. This includes:

  • ArcGIS suite
  • Eclipse Classic
  • Eclipse for Java
  • GenStat
  • Mathematica
  • MATLAB
  • SAS
  • SPSS Statistics

You will need to download the Citrix Receiver and have a reliable internet connection to access the apps.

Note:  files on the “remote session” are not saved. To save files created using these apps, please save them to your device (e.g USB drive).

  1. Download the Citrix Receiver app from your device’s app store.
  2. Open the Citrix Receiver app and fill in the following before saving:

    • Address: https://byod.sydney.edu.au
    • Description: Usyd Online Software
    • Username: your UniKey
    • Password: your UniKey password
    • Domain: shared
    • SecurityToken: off

Citrix Receiver is available on Windows 7 and 10

A list of available apps will appear, which you can then open.

Last updated: 20 April 2017

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