AFT Fathom Software for Students

Going the extra mile to learn your trade is easy with the free and extremely discounted professional tools AFT offers students and instructors.   

In your civil and mechanical engineering classes you will learn the theories and methodologies and how to put them into practice. AFT has built industry-leading software which builds on those basics and allows users to quickly and easily analyze and model pipe systems. All of this allows engineers to simulate their pipe systems using real-time data to find the best solutions possible. 

Take a look at the opportunities below and let us know how we can help you work towards a successful engineering career. 


AFT Fathom™ Student Version

For only $10, AFT Fathom Student is a simplified version of the powerful AFT Fathom software, appropriate for student use. It will help improve your understanding of the fundamentals of pipe flow and introduce you to the industry leading tool professionals used by companies such as NASA, ExxonMobil, Walt Disney Imagineering, Westinghouse and DuPont.

  • Model systems up to 12 pipes
  • Model heat transfer in pipes and heat exchangers
  • Includes Goal Seek and Control 
  • Includes Extended Time Simulation 

Discounted Training

Quality, professional training doesn’t get any more affordable than this. Hundreds of professional engineers receive this training each year, so you will be in the good company of highly experienced engineers from around the world. Why do we offer this to students at such a great rate? Because your initial learning means you will be better prepared for the professional engineering world.

  • Receive a 95% discount 
  • Includes lunch, materials, and certificate
  • Four student slots are available for each class                         

Free Senior Project, Post-Graduate, or Doctorial Research License

Research students can receive one stand-alone license* for each person doing the research, however, please note that Technical Support is not provided.

Halfway through the project, and at the end of the project, the University will forward a technical paper to AFT describing the project, scope, approach, model file, and results. If the project was used as a basis for creation or modification of a physical component or system, a photo of the component or system is also requested. AFT may publicize the project summary, students, and the goals accomplished with AFT software in the AFT newsletter, AFT website or other similar outlets.

If you are interested, you will need to provide a signed letter (i.e. department head or project professor), on university letterhead, indicating:

  1. Name of the project
  2. Project description (Must contain: expected outcomes, methodology, challenges and constraints)
  3. Project start and end dates
  4. Participant names
  5. Declaration stating that AFT software will not be used for commercial purposes

Read and send a signed copy of the Educational License Agreement and the Research and Development Program Policy.

Classroom Teaching Licenses

Teaching and learning pipe flow analysis and modeling can be easy when you use AFT software.  Once students learn the basic methodology, instructors are able to show their classes more advanced practices using our modeling software. Take advantage of these steep discounts on full licenses for classroom instructional use. As always, AFT is open to feedback on how we can further help you maximize the education of hydraulic flow analysis and modeling. 

License Details: 

  • A full network version software license
  • License is valid for 3 years
  • Technical Support is not provided
  • Sign the AFT Educational License Agreement
  • Available Products include: 
    • AFT Fathom + Modules
    • AFT Arrow + Modules
    • AFT Impulse + Modules
    • AFT xStream + Modules


  • $1,000 for 5 seats
  • $2,000 for 25 seats
  • $2,500 for 50 seats
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