Request an Academic License

To promote the innovation in software engineering research, specifically in the area of code quality and static analysis, we are providing free licenses of Designite to academic researchers and students.

You must fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for a free academic license:

Fill the following form to request a free academic license that will allow you to use all the features offered by the tool without any restriction.

What happens after you submit a request?

Once you submit a request to acquire an academic license of Designite using the above form, we will review the request and email you whether the request is successful along with further instructions concerning the license acquisition.

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How to cite Designite?

If you use Designite in your academic work, please use the following citation.

    author = {Sharma, Tushar},
    title = {{ Designite - A Software Design Quality Assessment Tool}},
    month = may,
    year = 2016,
    doi = {10.5281/zenodo.2566832},
    url = {}

Academic usage

The following universities have used/are using Designite for their research/education. The following list is derived from the academic license requests that we received from at least one student/researcher/faculty belonging to the university.

  1. Amirkabir university of technology, Iran
  2. Amity School of engineering and technology, India
  3. Anadolu University, Turkey
  4. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  5. Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  6. Beihang University, China
  7. Ben Gurion University, Israel
  8. Bits Pilani, India
  9. Cañada College, USA
  10. Central China Normal University, China
  11. City University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bremen), Germany
  12. Colorado State University, USA
  13. DePaul University, USA
  14. Drexel University, USA
  15. ETS, Montreal, Canada
  16. Faculdades Integradas de Taquara, Brazil
  17. Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
  18. Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
  19. Fudan University, China
  20. George Washington University, USA
  21. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India
  22. Hanyang University, South Korea
  23. Hogeschool van amsterdam, Netherlands
  24. Hochschule Emden-Leer, Germany
  25. IIIT Allahabad, India
  26. Indian Institute of Technology-Tirupati, India
  27. Instituto Federal de Educação, Brazil
  28. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
  29. Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
  30. Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, India
  31. Mekelle University, Ethopia
  32. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  33. National Aerospace University "Kharkiv Aviation Institute", Ukrain
  34. NIIT University, India
  35. NIT Jalandhar, India
  36. Ostfalia Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
  37. Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
  38. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  39. Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  40. Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
  41. Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
  42. RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  43. Savitribai Phule Pune University, India
  44. Shanghai Normal University, China
  45. Silesian University of Technology, Poland
  46. Software Engineering Institute - Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  47. Suffolk county community college, USA
  48. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  49. TU Delft, The Netherlands
  50. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Mexico
  51. Universidade Feevale, Brazil
  52. Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil
  53. Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil
  54. Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
  55. Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador
  56. Universität Hamburg, Germany
  57. Università degli Studi del Sannio, Italy
  58. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  59. University College Dublin, Ireland
  60. University Of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
  61. University Of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany
  62. University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  63. Universidad de Caldas, Columbia
  64. University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  65. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA
  66. University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  67. University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  68. University of Groningen, Netherlands
  69. University of Hertfordshire, UK
  70. University of Michigan, USA
  71. University of Milano bicocca, Italy
  72. University of Mons, Belgium
  73. University of North Dakota, USA
  74. Univeristy of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
  75. University of Salerno, Italy
  76. University of Sannio, Italy
  77. University of São Paulo, Brazil
  78. University of Szeged, Hungary
  79. University of Tartu, Estonia
  80. University of Texas, USA
  81. University of Turku, Finland
  82. Univerisy of Western Macedonia, Greece
  83. Valencia College, USA
  84. Vanderbilt University, USA
  85. Virtual University of Pakistan, Pakistan
  86. Wageningen University, Netherlands
  87. Wake Tech Community College, NC, USA
  88. Washington State University, USA
  89. West Virginia University, USA
  90. Western University, Canada
  91. Wright State University, USA
  92. Yuba community college, USA
  93. ZHAW School of Engineering, Switzerland