Purchasing Software at UQ

Welcome to the Software Purchasing advice page.

A large range of desktop software is available for use within the University environment. These products cover a very extensive range of categories and have been funded from a range of sources. Staff can review these solutions and choose a suitable product which will ensure best value for money or they can request a quote through UQeMarket, before proceeding to procure it following the UQ purchasing guidelines.

Standard Software Catalogue – The University licenses and manages a large range of software for academic, research and administrative use.

This catalogue of managed software provides a list of products with information on how to access them and links to additional product information like:

  • Funding/Purchase Type - Who pays! - Central Funded Site Licence - Funded Site Licence - UniFi Software Volume Purchase – Subscription - Quote for Other Software
  • Users  All – Staff - Students - On-Premise - At Home
  • Usage Teaching and Academic – Research - Commercial
  • Platform All – Windows – Mac- Linux – Website – Mobile - Other

If you are unable to find the desired piece of software on this list, please contact us here.

University funded software is generally available from the Self Service Software Centre on your computer.

Accessibility & Utility

Software Name
Purchase Type
Platform
Users
Installation Method
7-Zip Central Funded Site License Staff / Students  Software Centre / Self-service
Burning Studio Central Funded Site License Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
Dragon Naturally Speaking UniFi Software Volume Purchase Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
JAWS UniFi Software Volume Purchase Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
Mindjet Mind Manager UniFi Software Volume Purchase ​​  Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
VMware Fusion UniFi Software Volume Purchase Staff / Students Submit request with ITS

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe software products at UQ are covered under several different licence agreements. Adobe Creative Cloud is a set of applications and services that gives subscribers access to a collection of software used for graphic designvideo editingweb developmentphotography, along with a set of mobile applications and also some optional cloud services. Creative cloud packages include industry-leading applications like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Premiere and InDesign with Acrobat Professional included in the licensing.

Additional stand-alone products like Captivate, Contribute and the Element packages are separately licensed.

 

Software Name
Purchase Method
Platforms
Eligible for
Installation Method
Acrobat Pro DC Central Funded Site License   Staff / Students  Software Centre / Self-service
Adobe Create Cloud Central Funded Site License   Staff / Students  Software Centre / Self-service

Educational & Reference

Educational software, or computer applications developed for the purpose of teaching and learning, arrived with virtually the first desktop computers. Educational software encompasses a variety of forms, costs, and purposes. Programs exist to teach individual preschoolers letter names, sounds, and grammar in English as well as other languages. Other programs introduce mathematical concepts for all grades, or are aimed at helping to develop good writing skills. Some programs, such as flight simulators, teach professionals the details of their jobs.

Reference software is software which emulates and expands upon print reference forms and can either be general or specific to a domain. Reference software may include multimedia content including animations, audio, and video, which further illustrate a concept.

 

Software Name
Purchase Method
Platforms
Eligible for
Installation Method
Alpha Pro Central Funded Site License   Staff / Students  Submit request with ITS
EndNote Central Funded Site License   Staff / Students  Software Centre / Self-service

Geographical & Mapping

geographic information system (GIS) is designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. GIS software encompasses a broad range of applications which involve the use of a combination of digital maps and georeferenced data. GIS software can be sorted into different categories, web map servers, spatial database management systems, software development frameworks and cataloguing applications.

 

Software Name
Purchase Method
Platforms
Eligible for
Installation Method
ArcGIS Central Funded Site License  ​ Staff / Students  Software Centre / Self-service
ERDAS Imagine 2013 TBD  ​ Staff / Students  Submit request with ITS
Google Earth Central Funded Site License    Staff / Students Software Centre / Self-service
MapInfo TBD TBD TBD Submit request with ITS

Graphics/Multimedia/Audio/Video

Graphic art software is a subclass of application software used for graphic design, multimedia development, stylized image development, technical illustration, general image editing, or simply to access graphic files. A digital audio editor is used to record and edit audio. Video editing software is used for the post-production of video editing.

 

Software Name
Purchase Method
Platforms
Eligible for
Installation Method
Audacity Central Funded Site License    Staff / Students Software Centre / Self-service
Blender TBD    Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
Camtasia Studio 8 UniFi Software Volume Purchase Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
Camtasia Studio 9 UniFi Software Volume Purchase   Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
Csound TBD    Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
Gephi TBD Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
GIMP Central Funded Site License    Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
Inkscape TBD    Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
Irfanview TBD Staff / Students Software Centre / Self-service
iTunes Central Funded Site License    Staff / Students Software Centre / Self-service

Microsoft Desktop Software

Microsoft software products at UQ are covered under several different licence agreements. This includes Windows operating systems, the Office family and software development products.

 

Software Name
Purchase Method
Platforms
Eligible for
Installation Method

Microsoft Office 2016 Pro includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Outlook.

Windows version also includes Access, Publisher.

Central Funded Site License   Staff / Students  Software Centre / Self-service
Microsoft Project Professional UniFi Software Volume Purchase Staff Submit request with ITS
Microsoft Project Standard UniFi Software Volume Purchase Students Submit request with ITS
Microsoft Visio UniFi Software Volume Purchase Staff Submit request with ITS
Microsoft Visual Studio TBD Staff / Students Submit request with ITS

 

Modelling & Simulation

Software Name
Purchase Method
Platforms
Eligible for
Installation Method
AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate TBD    On-Premise Submit request with ITS
EViews TBD Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
LabView TBD Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
SimPlot TBD Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
Simul8 TBD Staff / Students Submit request with ITS

Productivity & Business

Application software dedicated to producing information such as documents, presentations and databases and frequently comes as a suite of products used by knowledge workers. Business applications include enterprise applications like resource planning, content management and process management.

 

Software Name
Purchase Method
Platforms
Eligible for
Installation Method
Tableau TBD  ​ Staff Submit request with ITS

Scientific & Engineering

Software used to facilitate the engineering functions and tasks, for example, Computer Aided Design. This software category aids in research, testing and design, for example, Matlab for validating complicated mathematical equations. This is a very broad and specific category covering aerodynamics to zoology.

 

Software Name
Purchase Method
Platforms
Eligible for
Installation Method
ANSYS Central Funded Site License   Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
ChemDraw Professional 17 Central Funded Site License On-Premise Self-service
ChemOffice Professional 17 Central Funded Site License On-Premise Software Centre
Matlab Central Funded Site License   Staff / Students Software Centre / Self-service

Statistical & Data Analysis

    UniFi Software Volume PurchaseThese are specialized computer programs for analysis in statistics and quantitative data. Econometrics is the application of statistical methods to economic data and is described as the branch of economics that aims to give empirical content to economic relations. Examples are BMDP, Eviews, GAUSS, GraphPad Prism, Lisrel, SAS and SPSS.

 

Software Name
Purchase Method
Platforms
Eligible for
Installation Method
GAUSS TBD Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
Graphpad Prism Central Funded Site License   Staff / Students Software Centre / Self-service
Leximancer Central Funded Site License   Staff / Students Software Centre / Self-service
Maple TBD   Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
Mathematica TBD Staff / Students Software Centre / Self-service
Matlab Central Funded Site License    Staff / Students Software Centre / Self-service
NVivo UniFi Software Volume Purchase     Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
Qualtrics TBD Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
SAS Central Funded Site License   Staff / Students Software Centre / Self-service
Stata UniFi Software Volume Purchase Staff / Students Submit request with ITS
Statistica Central Funded Site License Staff / Students Submit request with ITS