Pictured from left to right, John Shen (MSE), Mia Fuji, Guy Dulude, Jeethan Tellis (Siemens Digital Industries Software), Stephen Wu (City of Surrey), Karina Chow (FAS), and Farshid Najafi (MSE)

Simon Fraser University becomes Siemens Digital Industries Software academic program partner

May 10, 2024

SFU to use the same technology in its classrooms that companies worldwide depend on to embrace digital transformation.

SFU’s School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE) today announced it received an academic grant for industry-grade software from Siemens Digital Industries Software.

The software gives 40 students access to the same technology that companies around the world depend on to develop innovative products in a wide variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, machinery, shipbuilding, high tech electronics and many more.

Graduates with training, experience and working knowledge of this type of software are highly recruited candidates for advanced technology jobs.

The software provided by the Siemens Digital Industries Software academic program delivers technology for schools at every academic level. Siemens Digital Industries Software is a leading global provider of engineering, manufacturing, and electronics software.

The software for SFU includes:

• Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of industry software

• NX™ software, a leading integrated solution for computer-aided design, manufacturing, and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE), and the Fibersim™ portfolio of software for composites engineering

• Solid Edge® software is an intuitive product development platform for accelerating all aspects of product creation, including 3D design, simulation, visualization, manufacturing, and design management

• Simcenter™ portfolio, a robust suite of simulation software and test solutions

• PLM Components are 3D software development toolkits that increase the value of CAD, CAM, CAE and related applications by reducing the time, cost, and risk of delivering innovation to your customers

· Tecnomatix® portfolio, the indus­try-leading digital manufacturing software

· Siemens Xcelerator Academy to deliver product and role-based certifications to validate knowledge, skills and expertise using Siemens’ software products.

“SFU is pleased to partner with a global corporation that is on the leading edge of technology,” says Prof. John Shen, MSE School Director, “Our school could not develop the next generation of digital talent without the support of this state-of-the-art software from Siemens Digital Industries Software”

“The World Economic Forum’s “Putting Skills First” report notes that 60 percent of businesses are holding back on transforming their business because of the skills gap in in their local labor market. Siemens Digital Industries Software is committed to providing students with opportunities to learn the digital skills needed to keep pace with rapidly evolving technology,” comments Dora Smith, Senior Director, Global Academic and Startup Program, Siemens Digital Industries Software, “Academic partners like SFU help us address the talent pipeline needed to drive innovation.”