The Siemens academic programme is working to give students access to industry leading and industry relevant technology with the goal of increasing the number of engineering graduates entering industry. It has two specific aims, first, providing students & teachers with the same modern software used within engineering, design & manufacturing industries. Secondly, supporting the teaching & learning of STEM subjects in a cross-curricula manner with a focus on project-based applied learning.
The Siemens Solid Edge academic program is a long-term strategic initiative aimed at increasing the use of industry-leading engineering and design software at all levels of education and equipping students with the knowledge and experience they need for their future.
As per Mike Brown, Director of Academic Programmes, Siemens PLM, the main goal of the academic program is to build a strong and sustainable talent pipe-line of graduates entering the workforce, with strong skills in modern CAD/CAM/CAE. “The Siemens Solid Edge software is widely used in industry around the world and delivers the very latest in CAD technology in the form of synchronous technology.Thanks to this ground-breaking technology, students can easily work with CAD data from a wide range of sources and also focus on learning how to design rather than working out how to build their CAD model using old out-of-date history-based CAD systems. Siemens Solid Edge is perfect for both educators and students and supports the teaching and learning of the STEM subjects,” he said.
Siemens Solid Edge Student Edition is available at no cost to all part-time or full-time students, regardless of age. For secondary education, Siemens Solid Edge High School Edition is available at no cost to all secondary schools and provides the school with an academic site license, enabling them to use Solid Edge on as many computers as required for academic purposes.