The University of Queensland, through collaboration by Faculty of EAIT and QBI has procured a UQ-wide ANSYS Intermediate Campus License for Academic & Research use.

What is included?

ANSYS is available for Windows and Linux operating systems.

The group of products licensed as a single package includes the following:


Software Intermediate Campus Package
ANSYS Academic Multiphysics Campus Solution 250/2500
ANSYS Academic Meshing Tools 25
ANSYS Academic Research LS-DYNA HPC (per processor) 20
ANSYS Academic Research LS-DYNA  25
ANSYS Academic Composite Tools 25
ANSYS OptiSLang 5
ANSYS Faceted Data Toolkit for SpaceClaim 1


Who can use it?

Currently the cost of ANSYS has been met by the OUs mentioned above.

Students may access this software for free.

UQ staff not from Faculty of EAIT or QBI should contact EAIT by email via to discuss payment of their contribution to the annual licence fee.

Any UQ staff member or student whose school of faculty has contributed to the ANSYS licence costs can use ANSYS from anywhere in Australia. If you are located at the St. Lucia, Gatton, or Herston, the License is obtained directly from the Volume Licence Manager server.

Since version 16, ANSYS uses 2 license ports: 2325, 1055 on The two port numbers are the defaults, but the license server must be entered.


Access from all other locations can be made by VPN connection to the server (visit )

If you already have ANSYS installed and wish to change to the new licence server, you can do this by right-clicking on the Client ANSLIC_ADMIN Utility (in the Windows start menu) and selecting Run as Administrator. The click on 'Specify the License Server Machine', select the existing server and click on 'Edit Selected Server Machine'.

Home use for staff

UQ staff not from the Faculty of EAIT or QBI should contact EAIT via email to to discuss payment of their contribution to the annual licence fee.

Our licence can be used off campus anywhere in Australia. Staff home users will need to connect to the Licence Server via VPN (visit to download the VPN software).

Home use for students

Use at home for enrolled students is available for off campus use anywhere in Australia but licence borrowing (check out) is not available. Students will need to connect to the Licence Server via VPN (visit to download the VPN software).

It is also possible to use the free student version from

Conditons of Use

For University of Queensland teaching and non-commercial research purposes only.

Licence Type

Renewable annually. The ANSYS site license period runs from 01 Feb to 31 Jan each year.

The License makes the entire suite of ANSYS applications available to all academics, students & researchers for teaching or research use but is NOT for use in commercial applications. For clarification of these RESTRICTIONS, please click the relevant buttons below. You will be asked to login with your UQ account.

 Licence Agreement T&C’s and  Licence form

How do I install the software?

Please contact your local desktop support team to arrange installation on a UQ computer. If you’re unsure who that is, please contact ITS Servicedesk

ANSYS installation media can be downloaded from the ITS Software Download Site


For technical support please email or telephone (07) 3365 6000

For product or agreement enquiries please email or telephone (07) 3365 6000


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