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.
ICT’s desktops come equipped with a range of common apps.
You can access further apps through the Citrix Receiver, including:
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.
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.
The Microsoft Imagine library lets you access a variety of Microsoft operating systems and development tools. Microsoft Imagine is available in two subscriptions:
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.
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.
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.
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:
Office 365 is available on Windows and Mac OS.
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.
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:
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).