The University of Tennessee now has a system-wide license agreement with
The MathWorks that makes MATLAB, Simulink and 52 other products
available for free to all University of Tennessee faculty, staff, and
students. The MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink products are computational
software environments for use in engineering, mathematics, statistics,
science and finance. The other 54 products are optional toolboxes that
work within the MATLAB and Simulink environments. Faculty, staff, and
students may download MATLAB and any of the toolboxes to a UT owned
computer and/or a personnally owned computer. When we say MATLAB below,
we mean this entire software suite.
The system-wide license agreement, called TAH (Total Academic
Headcount), began July 1, 2008 and is an annual license. The TAH license
replaces all eligible licenses that UT has with The MathWorks. All
existing active licenses with current Software Maintenance Services
(SMS) were suspended and placed in storage. Should UT decide not to
renew the TAH agreement, the stored licenses in the most recent version
can be taken from storage after paying a one year maintenance fee.
If people in the university have MATLAB installed and want to continue
using their license, they may do so. However, if they want to upgrade to
MATLAB 2016a or add any of the 54 other products, they must use the UT
system-wide TAH license.
There are four major steps to follow to use the TAH license.
Instructions and activation keys can be downloaded from the Internet Downloads area of
http://oit.utk.edu/software. A unique NetID and password are required for access.
The TAH MATLAB license also supports Network Concurrent installations. A
FlexLM license server must be available to the client systems. UTK
departments can either use the Campus network license server maintained
by OIT Lab Services or maintain and use a departmental license server.
Departmental lab administrators can avoid having to activate a MATLAB
license on each workstation by directing those workstations to the
Campus network license server. If you choose to run your own
departmental license server, send your request for the network
concurrent license files to email@example.com. In your email, include the HOSTID and the Operating System of the computer that will run the license manager.
The TAH agreement includes direct support from The MathWorks. For
problems with download, installation, and activation contact MathWorks'
For new users, MATLAB tutorials are available here:
Students have free access to the same software as faculty. The MATLAB
& Simulink Student Version sold at the UTK University Center
Computer Store is a separate product and is not included in the site
As of July 01, 2016, theseToolboxlist.pdf are included in the UT TAH contract.
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