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Disclaimer: Patch for MATLAB on macOS Sierra Is Now Available
macOS Sierra, released on September 20, 2016, introduced a compatibility issue with MATLAB. The issue is related to Language & Region preferences, and it may result in file corruption. (Determine if your Language & Region combination requires a patch.

On October 6th, MathWorks applied a patch to MATLAB and MATLAB Runtime in the downloadable version of R2016b for Mac. No patch is required if you downloaded R2016b after October 6th. 

Please contact MathWorks Support with any questions.


MATLAB is a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numerical computation. It lets you explore and visualize ideas and collaborate across disciplines including signal and image processing, communications, control systems, and computational finance.


The University of Texas at Austin has licensed MATLAB, Simulink, and 23 companion toolboxes for the campus under the MathWorks Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license.


Cost and Eligibility

TAH products are available at no cost to individual faculty, academic staff, and students through a campus cooperative. Individual colleges, schools, and units contribute to the cooperative and annually evaluate whether to continue funding the program for the campus.


Faculty and Staff Only License Instructions


TAH is only for non-commercial academic use.


MATLAB System Requirements

  • MATLAB for Students Only

    This request is for current students only. You must be currently enrolled to be granted a MATLAB license. When creating a MathWorks account, you must use a University sponsored email address.

    Available to:Students

    See MATLAB Product Info page for service details. 


    No Cost for Students.

    Service Level Objectives

    Routine requests are typically addressed within one business day.  

    UT Service Desk staff may escalate requests as needed.


    Technical Support

    Technical support is available during normal business hours:

    M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  


    UT Service Desk    


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