Carnegie Mellon University

ChemE Computing

Chemical Engineering Computing


The Chemical Engineering Department provides access to multiple software packages to supplement software provided by the University and other departments. Department provided software can be downloaded directly from the pages in this list. University provided software should be downloaded from the Computing Services Software page. 

Most software can be installed on personal computers. Additionally, many packages are available in the Computer Lab (DH A226), on  Remote Desktop or on the "ChemE Lab" pool on Virtual Andrew

Older versions or archival software can be found on the   Software Share. The Software Share is a Windows-based share located on department server "cheme-software." You will need a Chemical Engineering account to access this share. Additionally, this share is only available while directly connected to the campus network through the   Remote Desktop or the Campus VPN.

Available Software

This list includes software packages commonly used in Chemical Engineering. It does not include a comprehensive list of University provided software. For that last see the Computing Services Software page. 

Software Application
(links to software site or description)
Available To: Description





Adobe Acrobat X X PhD Standard for reliably viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents.
AMPAC X Ggeneral-purpose   semiempirical   quantum chemistry  program.
ASPEN Engineering Suite X Consists of integrated products, enabling the execution of various PaLM tasks.
ChemDraw X Create publication-ready, scientifically intelligent drawings for use in ELNs, databases and publications and for querying chemical databases.
Comsol Multiphysics X

Simulation Tool for Electrical, Mechanical, Fluid Flow, and Chemical applications

GAMS X High-level modeling system for mathematical programming and optimization .
Gaussian X Predicts the energies, molecular structures, vibrational frequencies and molecular properties of molecules and reactions in a wide variety of chemical environments.
gPROMS X Platform for   high-fidelity predictive modeling  for the process industries including support for multiscale modeling, custom modeling, and many other advantages.
LabView X X X Laboratory control and data ac.
MathCad X X engineering calculation software that offers significant process productivity advantages for product development and engineering design projects.
MatLab X High-level language and interactive environment that lets you explore and visualize ideas and collaborate across disciplines including signal and image processing, communications, control systems, and computational finance.