Software

The University uses a wide range of software to support it's teaching and research from media players like VLC to 3D modelling software like SolidWorks.  All of the software available on a PC can be found and launched from the AstonApps portal that opens shortly after you sign in.

Software Types

Software is catagorised into one of four types:

  1. Base Software - This software is available to all students on all PCs.

  2. School Common Software - This software is available to all students within a school on all PCs.
  3. Restricted Software - This software is only available in specific rooms or to specific students.

  4. Software for Home Use - This software is available to students to install on their personal PCs while they are studying at Aston.