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LabVIEW Student Edition Textbook Bundle

National Instruments and Prentice Hall are collaborating to make the LabVIEW Student Edition available to the entire academic community. The LabVIEW Student Edition Textbook Bundle from Prentice Hall consists of the following:

As a professor, you can request a complimentary exam copy of the LabVIEW Student Edition Textbook Bundle for review.


You can view ordering information and learn more about the different LabVIEW Student Edition products.

Other Licensing Options

If you are interested in providing your students with the LabVIEW Student Edition for their personal use, please contact NI for more information about pricing and availability.

Note: The LabVIEW Student Edition is available to students, faculty, and staff for personal educational use only. It is not intended for research or institutional use. For more information about institutional or research licensing, please visit NI Academic Site Licensing.

Why Should I Teach LabVIEW?

LabVIEW is an easy-to-use, interactive, graphical programming language that is ideal for engineers and scientists. It is widely considered the industry standard for test, measurement, automation, and control software. By teaching LabVIEW, you are giving your students a powerful software tool to make them more marketable in the workplace.

Using LabVIEW, students can write sophisticated programs and applications in a shorter amount of time without needing advanced computer science training. In addition, teaching LabVIEW has the following benefits:

  • LabVIEW is a broad engineering tool that you can apply to disciplines throughout engineering and science
  • LabVIEW has built-in measurement and analysis functionality to provide students with a hands-on learning experience
  • LabVIEW offers open connectivity to leading engineering tools such as Multisim, Mathcad, Mathematica, Excel, and more
  • LabVIEW is easy to learn and use, so you can focus more time on teaching theory and less time on teaching programming
  • LabVIEW is widely used in industry, and programming with LabVIEW is a valuable, employable skill for students to learn

How Can I Teach LabVIEW?

National Instruments has everything you need to teach your students LabVIEW. From courseware to experiments to lecture material, National Instruments provides a wide variety of resources to make teaching LabVIEW as easy as possible. For more information on teaching material, including three- or six-hour introduction courses, refer to NI curriculum resources.

Additional Resources for Professors

Read more about how LabVIEW can enhance your lectures, laboratories, and research.

For additional information, refer to the LabVIEW Student Edition frequently asked questions.

Download the "Why Should I Use LabVIEW in Education?" white paper.

Ordering Information

The LabVIEW Student Edition is available through two products, the LabVIEW Student Edition Textbook Bundle and the LabVIEW Student Edition Software Suite. For more information about the two different products, please visit the LabVIEW Student Edition comparison page.