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RMIT University, Australia

The partnership between RMIT and Dassault Systèmes / MEMKO has continued to grow, with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform at the forefront of equipping future engineers with industry-ready skills and opportunities for employability across 11 different industries.

    Dassault Systèmes and its value partner MEMKO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 2014 to develop a complete and holistic post-graduate PLM course using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. The aim was to enable mechanical engineering students to become accredited and certified in advanced 3D design, simulation, manufacturing and project management.

    Customer challenge

    RMIT has been using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform on-premise since 2014. However, with the recent growth in demand for remote learning, the university wanted to provide more flexibility and accessibility for students’ learning experience while maintaining its world-class standard of teaching.

    Dassault Systemès’ response

    To address this challenge, RMIT shifted to the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud Platform. Mechanical engineering students now enjoy the same learning experience over their personal devices, anytime and anywhere!

    The 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud Platform gives them everything they need to bring their ideas to reality, including design & engineering, manufacturing & production, simulation, and governance & collaboration. Shifting to the cloud has also meant RMIT has been able to reduce a lot of in-house costs relating to computer labs and tedious IT maintenance. This has proved extremely beneficial post-Covid.   

    The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is an enabler for

    • Student projects and upskilling organized around fields that support the university’s research priorities. The use of 3DEXPERIENCE allows dynamic development across the entire university, with year-on-year improvement (knowledge reuse), and permits the recruitment of students for postgraduate programs or industry intake.
    • Interfaces with industry partners, offering the ability to operate in a connected and global industrial ecosystem.
    • Entrepreneurship: ideation in an environment that enables production, spanning the entire TRL scale.
    • Industry standard practices that improve the university’s position in industry-led calls for tender.
    • Participation in industries where Australia’s success is critically dependent on its bilateral engagement with the international community, such as aerospace and defense.

    Outcomes

    The 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud Platform has enabled RMIT to enhance project-centric learning, providing an integrated, distributed and collective digital platform for project-oriented learning methods such as “Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate” (CDIO®) or “Project (Problem)- based-learning” (PBL).

    At any time, educators can remotely monitor projects, manage idea maturity, and assign grades. Collaboration becomes easy, dynamic, and natural among teachers, researchers, students, and industry mentors. The platform enables project mentors to facilitate more projects without compromising on the attention needed by students.

    Through its experience in bridging Industry and Education, 3DEXPERIENCE for Education provides a proven environment for deploying digital labs involving realistic virtual 3D equipment.

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    RMIT University, Melbourne

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    RMIT has a global reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and communities world-wide.

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