Product Lifecycle Management: Siemens software benefits students

Auburn Engineering students now have access to product lifecycle management (PLM) technology which has previously been out of reach for the academic community. This opportunity is made possible through an in-kind grant from the Siemens PLM Software’s Global Opportunities in Product Lifecycle Management, or GO PLM program. The software grant, with a commercial value of $195.5 million, represents the largest in-kind gift made to Auburn University in the history of the institution, and will be incorporated into the curricula of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction ($15.3 million), the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering ($169.7 million) and the College of Human Sciences ($10.5 million).

This product design, development and manufacturing processes technology will give students hands-on experience with the same technology used by leading multi-national manufacturing companies around the globe. 

“The experience gained in the use of these tools better prepares students for today’s highly-competitive manufacturing jobs requiring full knowledge of modern technologies and tools,” said Hulas King, director of Global Community Relations and GO PLM Programs.

The range of software includes Siemens PLM Software’s Team center software, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management solution; Tecnomatix software, a best-in-class digital manufacturing solution; NXsoftware, a comprehensive digital product development solution; and SolidEdge software, the core CAD component of the Velocity Series portfolio, a comprehensive family of solutions addressing PLM needs of the mid-market. The software will be used to support academic programs as diverse as apparel merchandising, architecture and engineering.

Auburn University joins other leading institutions which have partnered with Siemens PLM Software, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of California at Berkeley, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State University, Purdue, Arizona State University, Rutgers, Michigan State University, Brigham Young University and Carnegie Mellon.

“Advanced technology such as PLM Software is critical to preparing our students for the challenges of a global economy, and this software will provide Auburn students state-of-the art tools that provide the knowledge and experience that will make them marketable in a highly competitive marketplace,” said Auburn University President Jay Gogue.

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