The College of Engineering and Informatics has subscriptions to Microsoft Imagine, VMware Academic Program (VMAP) and Visual Pardigm Academic Partner Program. These subscriptions provide free or heavily discounted software to students taking courses delivered by the college. This software is distributed through online stores at

All student of the College of Engineering and Informatics will receive, or may already have received, e-mails from indicating that an account has been created for you on these online stores. Follow any instructions in the email to access you account.

Alternatively the direct urls for the stores:

Microsoft Products:

VMWare Products:

If you have any issues with this facility then please email the technicians in the discipline

Microsoft Imagine

National University of Ireland Galway is provided with the use of VP for educational purpose by the Academic Partner Program from Visual Paradigm.