Many institution’s engineering programs are becoming increasingly computer based with a growing reliance
on commercial engineering software
applications. In order to support academia in preparing of young engineer professionals, PASS team has
designed Academic License program
aimed to provide institutions with free access to the PASS Software.
Starting as of 1st June 2019, the Academic Licensing program allows the use of PASS software for
instructional and research purposes. The
software can be installed in a classroom or lab as well as on teachers' personal computers. Under the
academic license, the use of the
software for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.
The PASS Software offers smart, easy-to-use analysis, simulation, and code compliant sizing tools for
every piping and equipment engineer/designer
enabling new users to perform piping and related equipment analysis in days rather than months.
PASS team intends to be a part of providing a strong engineering education to prepare young engineers
entering the professional world with all of
the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.
- Incorporate industry-standard technology into your education programs
- Get access to entire portfolio of PASS software
- Get full featured software at no cost
- Choose one of two (or both) options available: PASS software for teaching purposes or for research
- Get new releases of software for free
- Give your students the skills they need for internships and today’s workforce
- Enable your students to find work faster by gaining experience with the industry’s widely used software.
To request PASS academic licenses, fill out the form:
Request for Teaching Licenses
Request for Research Licenses
To learn more about Academic Licenses program, see the FAQ.
Do you need any additional information? Contact us
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to participate in PSRE Co Academic License Program?
All accredited academic organizations and colleges are eligible to apply for free academic licensing.
In what countries is the Academic License Program available?
Academic licenses can be requested by academic organizations located worldwide.
What criteria does an academic organization need to meet to be eligible?
The academic organization must be an accredited university or college that provides classroom or lab-based instruction to students. PSRE reserves the right to refuse any organization eligibility for any reason.
Are there restrictions on how the Academic licenses can be used?
The software provided under the free Academic License Program can only be used for instruction or hands-on lab educational use and
for researching purposes. Software can only be installed on the organization’s computers and/or on personal computers of
teachers/instructors. The use of the software for commercial projects realization or commercially funded research purposes
is strictly prohibited under the academic license. Violation of this policy will result in the immediate revocation of the
Can an individual student request a license?
No. Only a member of the staff or faculty at the academic organization can apply for free academic licensing. License can be
activated on a student’s computer and/or on a teacher’s/instructor’s computer. Activation of the software on the student's
computer must be authorized and overseen by a faculty member. The academic organization is responsible for any violation of
the academic license agreement by a student.
Which PASS software is available under the Program?
The free academic license is available for the current release versions of PASS/Start-Prof, PASS/Hydrosystem and PASS/Equip in
complete configurations or separate modules.
Are there any technical differences between the academic and commercial versions of the software?
No. Both academic and commercial versions of the software offer the same functionality.
How to request a license for my university/college?
To apply for academic licenses, you need to fill out the request form. PSRE Co representative will review it within 3 business days
and then will contact you by e-mail.
How to activate the software in my classroom or lab?
If you are eligible for academic licenses, you will receive physical security keys for the requested licenses from PSRE Co.
How many academic licenses can I receive?
During the application process, the academic organization is asked to specify the requested number of licenses based on its needs. PSRE Co
representatives will evaluate and make a final decision on this request.
Is academic license time limited?
Yes, the academic license is valid for 1 year from the approval date.
What is the renewal process?
The academic license can be extended for an additional year upon request. To renew the academic license, you need to provide a report on
PASS software usage during the expiring period and a plan for an upcoming period (including a list of publications and the project progress
for Research licenses, and information on scheduled courses for Teaching licenses).
Does PSRE Co offer technical support as part of the program?
Users of academic licenses are eligible to download the latest versions of PASS software during the license validity period as well as to
get support on technical errors. Consultancy and education are not included in the program, but can be provided on commercial basis.