Growing ANSYS Academic Programme preparestomorrow’s engineers with hands-on experience   

As companies strive to deliver ground-breaking products that keep pace with quickly-evolving trends in autonomous vehicles, electrification and 5G, the need for highly-skilled engineers is greater than ever. Fully committed to the next generation of engineers, ANSYS arms students with the latest simulation technology, training and resources to foster innovation.

 ANSYS is used in more than 3,200 engineering schools in 87 countries around the world, including leading institutions like Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University and the Technical University of Madrid. Beyond the classroom, ANSYS provides simulation software, hands-on training and resources to university-based student teams participating in competitions like Formula SAE, Shell Eco-Marathon and Hyperloop Pod Design. ANSYS also cultivates peer-to-peer engagement through the Student Community, an online platform for engineering students to obtain technical support, ask questions and share ideas.

 “ANSYS constantly evolves the Academic Program to maximise the value and benefits for our student, researcher and educator users,” said Paul Lethbridge, senior manager, Academic and Startup Programmes at ANSYS. “The goal of the programme is to ensure academic users are successful in their engineering journey through easy access to ANSYS’ world-class simulation software, expert support and high-quality educational materials. ANSYS is committed to providing engineering students with the education and experience necessary to excel professionally and transform tomorrow’s industries.”

 “Our academic partnership with ANSYS has had a tremendous impact on our educational, research and industry engagement activities at UConn,” said Michael Accorsi, senior associate dean of engineering at the University of Connecticut. “Using ANSYS in our Senior Design projects provides valuable experience to our graduating engineers prior to entering the workforce and significant benefits to all the companies who sponsor these projects. Last year alone, ANSYS was used in more than 50 Senior Design projects with industry sponsors.” 

 “ANSYS was critical in our structural analysis of multiple Hyperloop pod modules,” said Kathy Nguyen, chief marketing officer at Berkeley Hyperloop. “We ran static structural simulations of our chassis, drive wheels, lateral stability module and braking module under their respective maximum load cases. ANSYS enabled us to validate our hand calculations and comply with the competition safety guidelines.”

 “ANSYS software is a critical part of the Stanford Solar Car Project’s mechanical design pipeline,” said Jason Trinidad, aerodynamics team lead at Stanford Solar Car Project. “ANSYS products allow us to create straightforward, yet powerful simulations, and the partnership has helped the Stanford Solar Car Project innovate with confidence.”