COMSOL Multiphysics

COMSOL, Inc. | Website | Version 5.4
Available For Use By
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
Permitted Uses
  • Research
  • Classwork
  • Administrative Use
  • Research
  • Administrative Use
Available Via
  • VCL
  • Eos Labs
  • Specific Teaching Lab
Where It May Be Installed
  • University Owned Computers
  • VCL
  • Personally Owned Computers

COMSOL Multiphysics is a general-purpose platform software for modeling engineering applications.

Documentation + Support Restrictions

Product documentation is available at the COMSOL Documentation web site.

General Notes

  • The College of Engineering has a Class Kit License (CKL) for COMSOL. Our license includes 30 concurrent seats of the main COMSOL Multiphysics software, plus 30 concurrent seats for each of the following modules:
    • CAD Import Module
    • LiveLink for MATLAB
    • RF Module
    • Semiconductor Module
  • This license is for instructional use only, and is only available via VCL. The most recent VCL image as of August 2019 is “COMSOL 5.4 and MATLAB R2019a”. This license may not be used for research. It is only for in-class instructional use and associated homework.
  • In order to gain access to this VCL image, faculty members in COE must request access for their class by emailing the ITECS Service Desk ( with the following info:
    • course name (e.g., ECE 304)
    • section number
    • statement that the COMSOL CKL will only be used for instruction and will not be used for research
  • Upon review and approval, VCL staff will then pull the class roll and grant access.

Alternative Version Notes

  • Research licenses must be purchased by individual researchers/faculty. Contact the ITECS Service Desk for more information and latest pricing information.



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