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