Since the change of regime in South Africa the country has been seen massive foreign investment, which has lead to an engineering boom.
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth was formed as a result of a merger between three tertiary educational institutions and has initiated a specific degree course devoted to training students to fill the growing skills gap for qualified automotive industry engineers.
Dassault Systèmes Response
The University currently has 30 seats of CATIA V5 and DELMIA. Karl Du Preez the University’s Head of Mechanical Engineering, in the School of Engineering explained why. “Dassault Systèmes V5 PLM software was selected as the main design-to-manufacture tool for the Mechatronic Degree because it is one of the industry standards among car manufacturers and their suppliers.
Mechatronics degree featuring Dassault Systèmes V5 PLM software is bringing positive social and advanced educational benefits along with OEM level engineering development to South Africa.