This program is used in many disciplines, and can be run on Microsoft Windows, Linux (on Intel or similar CPUs) and Macintosh OS X.
The University has a small number of licenses available, primarily intended for research (which cannot be conducted with the classroom licenses available in many computer labs across the campus). While the Simulink environment is included, the specialised toolboxes are not, though they can be added to license, at cost, if they are required. MathWorks produces tutorials for both MATLAB and SimuLink for students. They also offer webinars on special topics within MATLAB and provide recorded versions of these on-line.
One of the toolboxes available is the MATLAB compiler, which permits you to distribute your MATLAB files to those who don't have MATLAB. MathWorks provides examples and tutorials on how to use the toolbox.
As well as being available to install on individual workstations, this software has been installed on the HPC training facility, to enable testing of mathematics programs on parallel or large memory computers.