Software to design, engineer, build, and operate large constructed assets such as roadways, railways, bridges, buildings, industrial plants, power plants, and utility networks.

Available to Macquarie University students and staff through the Bentley Academic SELECT program.

Sign Up

In order to use Bentley tools you need to register for a Bentley username.

  • visit
  • click "Register"
  • complete the registration form using your Macquarie University email address
  • perform the email verification process

Student Download and Install (optional)

Not required if you are using Bentley software in a Macquarie Unviersity teaching lab

To download Bentley tools for installation on personal devices you need register with Bentley STUDENTserver, then download and install the Bentley CONNECTION Client  plus the reqired Bentley tools


  • Sign In to the Bentley STUDENTserver using your Bentley username
  • click "Download Software"
  • enter the the Macquarie University "School Code" (available from your unit convener)
  • choose "Other -> Student" as you user type
  • click "Submit


  • Sign In to Bentley STUDENTserver
  • click "Download Software"
  • search for "CONNECTION Client", select All Downloads, then Download "CONNECTION client (CL)"
  • repeat for any other tools required - eg "WaterGEMS CONNECT Edition (CL) (English) 64-bit"


Use the downloaded files to install both "CONNECTION Client" and your required tools (eg WaterGEMS).

Running Bentley Software

To run Bentley tools you need to have both the "CONNECTION Client" and the required tool installed. This applies to installations in Macquarie teaching labs and on personal devices.

  • run the Bentley software you require (eg WaterGEMS)
  • Sign In to the Bentley CONNECTION Client using your Bentley username

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