Yesterday it was announced that Siemens PLM (Project Lifestyle Management) has granted Trinity’s School of Engineering €65 million euro worth of technology that will allow the students to gain experience using leading manufacturing software.
This is currently used in a wide range of industries including automotive, high-tech electric, ship building and aerospace, amongst others.
The Simmens Tecnomatrix® portfolio will include Jack™ software which will, for the first time, allow Trinity students of all engineering strands to test their design solutions across a wide range of virtual users with different abilities, before they reach the hardware prototype stage. This will allow students to gain feedback on the ease of use of products and services at a conceptual stage, helping to facilitate informed design decisions and improve the quality of engineering designs, including in strands such as biomedical engineering.
Dora Smith, global director, Academic Partner Program, Siemens PLM Software, said: “This grant from Siemens PLM Software enables Trinity’s School of Engineering to teach their students on the same world-class PLM software for digital product design, simulation, analysis, manufacturing and product data management that is used by leading manufacturers around the world. As a result, their graduates will be highly qualified for careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.”
Professor Ciaran Simms, assistant professor in mechanical and manufacturing engineering, and director of teaching and learning (undergraduate) in Trinity’s School of Engineering, said: “By using the same technology in the classroom that is used by companies all over the world to develop a wide variety of products, our students gain important real-world experience during their studies that will serve them well after graduation.”
The grant was provided by Simmens PLM Software’s academic programme which delivers PLM software for schools at every academic level.