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The College of Engineering Technology has various Academic departments. These curriculums use a slew of applications to reinforce teaching outcomes and to prepare our students for their career. Documented here are those applications as well as how to obtain those applications as well as some detail about the licensing of each.

Getting Software

While some software is only licensed in our computer labs or on our faculty workstations, here's a list of software that is available for you to download and install on your personal computers.

All Departments

  • Students using macOS, read here first!
    • The vast majority this software requires a Windows operating system. We would overwhelmingly suggest using a Windows computer.
    • If you'd like to attempt to run Windows on a Mac, we suggest utilizing VirtualBox as a free solution to get a Windows virtual machine set up to utilize these software packages. However, we cannot and do not offer support or assistance with any of these options. 
      • Note: If you have a newer mac, using the M1/M2/M3 Apple Silicon, running a Windows virtual machine may not be possible. Your results could vary.
      • For a Windows license, please refer below to Microsoft Windows Operating Systems
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • Microsoft Office 365 for Students
  • Microsoft Project & Visio for Students
    • Students have access via Microsoft Azure for Education. You'll log in with your RIT computer account and password.
  • Microsoft Windows Operating Systems
    • Students have access via Microsoft Azure for Education. You'll log in with your RIT computer account and password.

CETEMS - Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management & Safety

ECET - Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology

MMET - Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Solidworks
  • Automation Studio, Engineering Equation Solver, Boothroyd-Dewhurst DFMA, Rockwell Studio 5000, ABB RobotStudio
    • These applications can be accessed as a Remote App by following the instructions below:
      • Visit Ignore any security warnings presented.
      • Enter "MAIN\username" and substitute your username. Enter the password associated with your username.
      • Select your desired application. A small Remote App file will be downloaded. Run the file.
      • In the remote app dialog, enter "MAIN\username" and password, make sure that Drives is checked, and choose connect.
      • When using Studio 5000 and you want to connect your laptop directly to a controller, follow these instructions.
    • Current Faculty, Staff, and Students can install MATLAB on their personally owned computers if their physical campus is the Rochester, NY campus. If you are at a global campus, you are not allowed to use this license at this time.
    • Please reference this page for the most up-to-date information on how to obtain MATLAB for your personal device.
      • Courses may require certain libraries or add-ons. Please reference your syllabus or professor for what libraries or add-ons you may need.

PGMS - Packaging and Graphic Media Science