document icon.

Matlab (TAH Faculty / Staff License)

Operating System: 64-bit Windows 7 and above; Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) and above

Applies To: UB faculty and staff

Last Updated: August 25, 2016


MATLAB: The TAH Faculty / Staff License allows UB faculty and staff to install MathWorks software on their personally-owned computers.

Use MATLAB, a high level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis and numeric computation.

Download the Installer

  1. Contact from your email address and request the Activation key.
  2. Go to Mathworks and create a MathWorks Account using your email address.
  3. Go to the License Center.
  4. Click Associate License in the upper right hand corner.
  5. When prompted, enter the license key (requested in step 1).
  6. Go to
  7. Click the download button to download the current release.
  8. Click the installer button to download the installer.

Install and Activate

  1. Locate the installer you downloaded in a file browser. It should be located in the default download location, unless you specified another location. The name of the installer file is:
    • Windows: matlab_<release>_win64.exe (where <release> represents the release number)
    • Mac OS X: matlab_<release> (where <release> represents the release number)
  2. Start the installer:
    • Windows: Double-click the installer file you downloaded in the previous step.
    • Mac OS X: Double-click the installer file you downloaded in the previous step. This action extracts the files and creates another folder called matlab_<release>_maci64, where <release> represents the release number. Inside this folder, double-click InstallForMacOSX to start the installer.
  3. In the MathWorks installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions. You must log in with your email address.
  4. When prompted, select the license you want to use.
  5. Select the products you want to download and install.
  6. After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next.
Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.