New industry curriculum to drive defence engineering

Dassault Systèmes and the University of Adelaide have announced a strategic partnership to implement specialised industry-focused curriculum for its engineering students.

The objective of this partnership is to reinforce a sustainable pipeline of engineering talents with industry-ready skills to serve the defence sector in South Australia as well as the global industry.

 As Adelaide prepares to be the centre for many new infrastructure projects within Australia, including the Future Frigates and Future Submarines programs that are set to commence by 2020, it is vital that Australian universities ramp up the number of graduates that can answer the demand for highly skilled, technical workers in the region.

“Dassault Systèmes has served the defence sector for over 30 years as the leading solution provider and partner to many major programs,” said Philippe Forestier, Executive Vice President, Global Affairs and Communities, Dassault Systèmes.

We believe education forms the bedrock of any industry and building up strong curriculum programs is fundamental in ensuring the successes of these projects.

“We are delighted to be working with the University of Adelaide to prepare its students for the exciting developments in South Australia and beyond.”

 Dassault Systèmes has partnered with institutions worldwide to develop enhanced teaching methods that help transform science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

More than six million engineering students use the company’s technology in an educational context at 40,000 academic institutions including the University of Michigan, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech, Purdue University, Dartmouth College, Reutlingen University and the Technical University of Delft.

Established in 1874, University of Adelaide is a distinguished research-intensive university in South Australia that offers high quality research, postgraduate and undergraduate degree programs with a range of educational and research activities. 

Through this partnership, the university will be able to develop new academic programs aligned with industry requirements based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and the learning environment it supports.

It will also have access to Dassault Systèmes’ international network of academic partners through its Peer Learning Program and join the 80 certification centres worldwide which help students maximise employment and career prospects through a certification program. 

“Dassault Systèmes has long been linked to world leading engineering projects and a strong advocate in STEM education,” said Professor Pascale Quester, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) of the University of Adelaide.

“Working with its team, we aim to maintain and adapt engineering curriculums that are best adapted to support the industries of tomorrow.

“By educating our students with real world tools and software such as Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we will further increase their chances of success in their future careers both in Australia and overseas.”

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