MATLAB is a high-performance language for technical computing. It is used in many ways including mathematical computation, modelling, simulation, data analysis, visualization, engineering graphics and graphical interfacing building.
MATLAB features a family of add-on application specific solutions called toolboxes that extend the environment to solve particular classes of problems. Areas in which toolboxes are available include signal processing, control systems, neural networks, fuzzy logic, wavelets, simulation and many others.
Simulink is software for modelling, simulating, and analyzing dynamic systems. Simulink enables you to pose a question about a system, model it, and see what happens. You can easily build models from scratch, or take an existing model and add to it. Thousands of engineers around the world use Simulink to model and solve real problems in a variety of industries.
The University has a Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license. Under this new licensing arrangement MATLAB, Simulink and 48 toolboxes are freely available to all staff and students throughout the University. Staff can access MATLAB through Queen's Online (Services then Research); undergraduate students must access the software using a Queen’s PC.