Nottingham University uses PTC technology to drive engineering degrees

Posted on 7 Sep 2009 by The Manufacturer

PTC announced that the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering has deployed PTC’s Pro/ ENGINEER to teach mechanical engineering, design engineering, product design, manufacturing engineering, and management undergraduate courses.

The University Plus Site licence, supplied by PTC Value Added Reseller Optima, now gives over 1200 students the latest engineering tools to help prepare for their future careers. Simon Harrison, course director, Nottingham University, said: “We are particularly impressed with the way in which PTC’s technology will allow our students to train to a high standard.”

“Our aim is to provide students with the right training and skills, so that when they leave university they are ‘ready to engineer’ and are familiar with the tools in the market – Pro/ ENGINEER does just that. It offers a complete suite of concept to manufacture, enabling Product Design and Mechanical Engineering Students to utilise a tool that is considered best in class.”

The University of Nottingham is one of the premier Universities in the UK. At the recent 2009 Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts Design Directions awards – known as the Oscars of the design world – three of its students were awarded top places. The winning third and fourth year students are part of an innovative design course in the School of M3 (Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering) at the University, all of which focuses on the use of Pro/ENGINEER.

Richard Allan, channel business development director, PTC, said: “We are proud to contribute to the education of the next generation of highly skilled engineers who will continue to drive product development in the UK, ensuring that our engineering industry continues to lead innovation.”