The University deploys a set of core software to all student PCs on campus and aims to update this software each year. This is listed below:

Vendor Software Name Version
Igor Pavlov 7-Zip 18.01
Adobe Acrobat DC 2018
Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC 2018
Adobe After Effects CC 2018
Adobe Illustrator CC 2018
Adobe InDesign CC 2018
Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 2018
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018
Audacity Team Audacity 2.2.2
Audacity Team Audacity - LAME Plugin 3.99.9
Audacity Team Audacity - ffmpeg Plugin 2.2.2
Autodesk AutoCAD 2019
Clarivate EndNote X9
Google Chrome 65+
McAfee Anti-Virus Agent 5
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1
Microsoft Excel 2016+
Microsoft OneNote 2016+
Microsoft Outlook 2016+
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016+
Microsoft Project 2016+
Micrsosoft Publisher 2016+
Microsoft Skype for Business 2016+
Microsoft Visio 2016+
Microsoft Word 2016+
Mozilla Firefox 52.6+
Notepad++ Notepad++ 7.5.4
PaperCut MF Client 18.2.2
Scientific Software Atlas Ti 7
Scientific Software Atlas Ti 8
TextHelp Read&Write 12
VLC Media Player 3.0.1



The University currently has Windows 7 deployed as it's standard Operating System (OS), and is on the vast majority of the PCs available for use on campus. Windows 7 is due to go out of support on January 14, 2020. Due to this we are currently trialling Windows 10 on the Ipswich campus and would like to hear your feedback. You can currently trial Windows 10 in the following areas:

  • Waterfront Building 3rd Floor - Next to the windows overlooking the WAD
  • Library Building 1st Floor - Room L108



The Univeristy has a range of Apple Mac devices across the Ipswich campus. Most of these are located in the Arts Building, where the specialist photography and design labs are located. The majority of the Mac Pros are running macOS High Sierra where as the iMacs are running older operating systems from Yosemite upwards. We are currently looking into costs for a Mac replacement scheme but this is in the early stages of the project.

IBM SPSS Atlas Ti AutoDesk Read & Write

‚ÄčIT Services cannot help with the installation and maintenance of these programs. These programs are already installed on Campus PCs, please do not attempt to install on campus. 


Some courses require specialist software, which may have specific hardware requirements. Due to this, some software is only available in specialist labs or IT suites.

Adobe Creative Cloud is available for general student use in the Library Rooms L106 and L109 (4 x Macs in each room). Adobe CC is also available in Arts specialist labs for course lectures and course specific work. 

AutoDesk AutoCAD, Trimble SketchUp is available in Architecture specialist labs for course lectures and course specific work.

AVID Media composer and Pro Tools is available in Digital Film specialist labs for course lectures and course specific work.