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Current & Perceived Future Challenges in Engineering Simulation Education

NAFEMS UK Conference

Academics Symposium: Discussion Session
Current & Perceived Future Challenges in Engineering Simulation Education

Jim Wood, JW Analysis

We are keen to receive input from both industrialists and academics in this discussion session. Even if you can’t manage along, we would be happy to accept your input before or after the event. The call presentations contains a wealth or relevant topics. Meanwhile here are a few stimulating thoughts and questions …

  • Do industrialists see any perceived shortcomings in new graduates in this area?

  • Do industrialists feel that they have sufficient opportunity to influence University Programme/Course Committees?

  • Has the design pendulum swung too far in general and are there any significant technical gaps?

  • Interest in Validation of simulation remains strong, with emphasis on uncertainty quantification and comparison with experimental test …do engineering degrees have these 2 areas and the necessary underpinning well covered?

  • Will a significant move to on-line learning, for engineering degrees be welcomed, by industry and what are the challenges that this might bring for academia?

  • Where are the issues with respect to Computer-based Assessment?

  • What are the challenges of the internationalisation agenda for engineering simulation?

  • Is articulation + credit accumulation and transfer, alive and well amongst UK Colleges and Universities?

  • Is engineering education integrated, inclusive and representative or can we do better?

  • Has UK education got the right focus now on the teaching agenda?

  • Are teaching & research licenses from vendors value for money?

  • Lessons from participation in “Grand Challenges”?

The list is endless!