Software used in Mechanical Engineering 

CES EduPack

CES EduPack is a set of teaching resources that support Materials Education across Engineering, Design, Science and Sustainable Development.



CES is only available on Windows computers in the ECI Labs for course work. 


COMSOL is a cross-platform finite element analysis, solver and multiphysics simulation software.

National Instruments Labview

Labview is a system-design platform and development environment for a visual programming language from National Instruments.

  • Labview academic non-research use is only offered in the ECI labs and the Mechanical Engineering Instructional labs
  • Labview for research is not covered bu the academic license and must be purchased by each research group from National Instruments 



SolidWorks is CAD and solid modeling software in use within the department that runs on Windows.

Full network license

The full network licensed version is only available for University owned desktop computer on campus within the Mechanical Engineering Department as well as in the ECI Labs for instruction. 

Solidworks Student Premium

As an extension of the SolidWorks educational license we are providing you access to the SolidWorks Student Premium for student use at home as well as for laptop users. This software is provided as an educational resource without support from the department or SolidWorks except through online resources below