...an academic version for mac is available and is here today as Siemens PLS Software announces on June 11th, 2009.
One article days that it is available at the academic superstore: It seems to be a one year license there. Is that the only version?
..."NX" is a different product, albeit produced by the same parent company, it is not this one. If you wanted to run "Solid Edge - Student Edition" on your MacBook, you would need to have Windows7 installed, running on bootcamp or some such.....just not native OS X.
Sean Cresswell Design Manager Streetscape Ltd Solid Edge ST10 [MP7] Classic [x2 seats] Windows 10 - Quadro P2000