Sep 03 2008

Halmstad University Grooms Sweden’s Next Generation Engineers with the Help of Dassault Systèmes

“CAD Technician” Program to Teach Software Used Most by Regional Industries: CATIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA

Gothenburg, Sweden, September 3, 2008- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that this fall Sweden’s Halmstad University will launch a new program “CAD Technician” to prepare Sweden’s next generation engineers for the workplace. The core of the program’s curriculum is based on PLM solutions from Dassault Systèmes used by leading companies throughout the region including CATIA for virtual product design, ENOVIA for collaborative product innovation, and SIMULIA for realistic product simulation. 

“At Halmstad University we work in tight collaboration with regional industries. Most of them are using Dassault Systèmes PLM solutions, and they say this is because the software is extremely powerful and scaleable. Dassault Systèmes’ vision is bold and carving a clear path to the future, so it’s important for our university to prepare our students for this future,” says Håkan Petersson, digital product development lecture at Halmstad University.
Halmstad University and Dassault Systèmes have been working together to bring students cutting-edge CAD education since 1999. CAD Technician will focus on the latest digital tools in combination with traditional engineering design instruction. The curriculum will include eight specialized courses on the same software used by local industries, including CATIA V5, ENOVIA SmarTeam and Abaqus FEA from SIMULIA. An important component to the program is the university’s cooperation with Dassault Systèmes and the use of its software. With the addition of CAD Technician to its curriculum, Halmstad University reconfirms its position as one of Sweden’s top Dassault Systèmes academic educators.

“This is an excellent local example of Dassault Systèmes’s investment in academics. Halmstad University has very good relationships with local industrials, watches the market attentively, and its small size helps it to quickly adjust to changing industry needs. Throughout the past eight years, Halmstad University has supported local industry by educating highly qualified graduates trained in engineering design and digital tools,” says Pär Lindhe, nordic sales manager at Dassault Systèmes AB.

"I think that the new CAD Technician program at Halmstad University offers a very promising education and feel that the range of the courses is very well thought through. It´s important to understand the connection between CAD, CAE and PDM" says Bo P Nilsson, manager PD training, Volvo Information Technology AB.

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