Software

The College of Engineering and Auburn University provide users with a wide range of applications. These applications support instruction and research. Engineering maintains a database of available software. The software database describes each application including available platforms, how to access the software and any restrictions on use. (Software Database)

PC and Sun Labs

Software supporting Engineering coursework is installed in the Engineering Computer labs (Shop Building 204, Broun 123, Aerospace 123 and Shop Building 304). Users with valid Engineering user accounts may use the software in these labs. Other departmental labs allow access to software packages provided by that department (e.g. Industrial, Chemical, Aerospace, Mechanical and Civil Engineering).

Add/Remove Programs (Offices)

In Faculty, Staff and Research offices, software can be installed by users who are Administrators for their computers. The most popular software is available (for Windows) in the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel. To install, open the Control Panel, choose Add/Remove Programs and then on the left column, click once on the "Add New Programs" button. Note that some software in this list (e.g Microsoft Office) is not available to non-University owned computers. Other software (e.g. SPSS) must be purchased before it will install correctly.
Adobe Acrobat Professional is available from from AU Software Download Website

Checkout

Many software packages are available for checkout from 103 L Building. You can browse available software in the Software Database.

FCI CD

The Freshman Computing Initiative Downloads is a collection of software available for Auburn University Engineering students. Students may download the software from the following website.

Sun Software

"Does anyone still use the Suns?" Yes! But many who do never sit in front of one. Some advantages of the Engineering Sun network:

  • Computers can be accessed remotely - on or off campus. Not all off-campus access requires a high speed connection.
  • All available software packages are available from anywhere. You don't have to install them and they are all licensed to run on any Engineering Sun workstation.
  • There is a huge collection of software available and many software packages. These programs are primarily engineering, computational and programming, but you can see the complete listing in the Engineering Software Database

Many of the programs available in Engineering are available in Mac, Linux and Solaris versions. The Solaris and Linux platforms will continue to allow our users to remotely access software for their coursework and research.

Last Updated: May 08, 2017