All J. B. Speed School of Engineering students enrolled in any classes are accessed a $25 technology fee for that given semester. There is no opt-out option as our primary license agreement with Microsoft requires licensing 100% of our students. The technology fee includes any undergraduate student, Masters of Engineering program students, or graduate student (MS, Phd, and post-doc) enrolled for one or more credit hours (including coop).
All software covered by the technology fee, except for operating system upgrades, is accessible for download. Downloads are free, but monitored and restricted to Speed School students only. Speed School students may purchase DVD copies of included software at an additional cost of $5.50 - $13.00, depending on the software. It is not required to purchase any DVDs unless you plan to upgrade the operating system (due to its size, the Windows 7 operating system is not available via download and is available only through a $13 DVD).
You may install the software on only one computer; the agreements do not cover installation on multiple computers. Do not download software on another computer or give your friends or relatives your DVDs to install on their computer. This is a direct violation of the user agreements and you could be held personally liable. All software products have some form of license keys and activations are tracked.
The Engineering Software Bundle is available to all Speed School students who have paid the technology fee. Software included in the bundle has been selected based on applications commonly needed by all Speed School students. Some departments may use additional software not included in the bundle - such software was not included since it would raise the technology fee for all. In such cases, the software is typically available for access in the departmental labs.
The 2012 -2013 Engineering Software Bundle consists of:
Microsoft Campus Agreement Student Option:
- Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (Operating system: 64-bit version)
- Microsoft Office Enterprise 2010 - Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word
- Microsoft Project 2010 (Project management tools)
- Microsoft Visio 2010 (Technical drawings and diagrams)
Application Software (No connection to server needed):
- National Instrument's Labview (Measurement, test, and controls simulation)
- SolidWorks (Computer aided design and analysis software)
- Minitab (Statistics package)
Application Software (Connection to license server needed - limited number of concurrent sessions):
- Maple (Mathematics software)
- MathWorks MATLAB & Simulink (Numerical computing)
- PTC's Mathcad (Engineering calculation software)
As new versions of the software are released, upgrades are included for enrolled students. Upon leaving Speed School (except for graduation), the engineering software bundle should be removed in accordance with license agreements. If purchased by a student for academic use from a discount software vendor, such as the Academic Superstore or Amazon, the software above would cost about $1500 and not include upgrades.
For complete details on software, please visit iTech Xpress store. You will need your ulink user id and password to access.
The 2012-2013 Engineering Software Bundle will be available for download August 1, 2012.
Speed School students enrolled for Fall 2012 classes must use login with your ULink Username and password to access the Speed School Software from iTech Xpress. Specific installation instructions are included when you access the downloading software bundle page.
All software except for the Windows 7 operating system upgrade is available via a free download. You will not need all software - download or purchase only what is needed. The technology fee is based on our overall usage (number of downloads and DVD's purchased). It is suggested that you start with the Office Enterprise 2007 application - it is the most commonly used package. Download the others when needed for classes or specific use. All software is for your personal use on a single computer - activations are tracked. Do not download/purchase DVD's for others nor disclose Product Keys.
DVD copies of the software will also be available at $13.00 per DVD to cover media charges (each application is typically on a separate DVD). Copies may be picked up within 2 business days at the IT Xpress on campus. There is a $4.00 shipping/handling charge for all orders mailed on or off campus. Software installed via DVD will generally require an additional software activation step - downloaded software is automatically activated.
Virus protection software is freely available to the university community. This should be the first software you install on your computer! Please download Microsoft Security Essentials .
Microsoft is making its valuable software developer tools available for free to students worldwide at participating universities. These are not trial versions and students must verify their student status every twelve months. The University of Louisville is a participating university and U of L students use their ULink credentials to verify and download from JourneyED.
Students use their ULink credentials to verify and download from JourneyED.
- Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
- Expression Studio (includes Web, Blend, Media and Design)
- XNA Game Studio 2.0 (with 12-month Creators Club trial membership)
- SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
- Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, with SP2
Last update: 01.22.2013