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Learning Resources

Ansys’ learning resources include free Innovation Courses, the Learning Forum support community, videos with technology tips and introductory tutorials with step-by-step directions for performing basic simulations, and more.

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Education Resources

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Enhance Your Curriculum

Search through hundreds of resources designed with educators in mind. These modular resources are easy to incorporate into your existing curriculum. While most of our resources are currently focused on materials teaching, we will be evolving this to include simulation resources.

Ansys Innovation Courses

Ansys’ free Innovation Courses extend beyond physics theory to reinforce concepts with high-fidelity Ansys simulations and real-world case studies. Students and early career engineers can take these courses to enhance their skills, and educators can assign these courses for homework within their curriculum. These online lecture videos, led by Ansys experts and key academic partners—in addition to homework, tutorials and quizzes—provide a comprehensive educational experience.

Ansys Learning Forum

The Ansys Learning Forum is the go-to support community for academia. Search for answers to common questions and browse discussion categories to see what others are talking about. Categories range from Ansys products to physics areas and simulation, providing endless information to support your learning journey. On the forum you can:

  • Engage peer-to-peer and with Ansys experts
  • Browse answers to thousands of questions
  • View tutorials
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Spotlight University Offerings

Ansys is embedded within thousands of courses across the world, but these two highlighted learning opportunities are accessible globally in English for those looking to enhance their simulation skills.

A hands-on introduction to engineering simulation

A Hands-on Introduction to Engineering Simulation

Offered by Cornell University and taught by Professor Rajesh Bhaskaran, this free hands-on, online course can be accessed through the edX platform. You will learn how to analyze real-world engineering problems with Ansys software and gain important skills sought by countless employers. 

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Numerical Simulation in Engineering with Ansys

Offered by The Technical University of Madrid (UPM), this online master’s degree aims to train experts in computational fluid dynamics simulation and solid mechanics simulation utilizing Ansys software. Available globally and taught in English, this curriculum is oriented toward practical applications and is relevant for a range of industries.

Student Tutorial Videos

Each playlist is designed to help students get up and running with Ansys’ free student products or enhance their skills using our broader academic suite of products. These videos aim to help you understand basic functionality and usage.

Additional Resources

Whether you are teaching in a high school STEM program or you are an engineering professor at the university level, we know how important it is for your graduates to have the most relevant education and skills when leaving the classroom. These tutorials and online courses include programs designed for all levels, including real-life examples that demonstrate how others have embedded engineering simulation in STEM or university-level curricula. The recommended textbooks cover foundational information as well as specific instruction on using Ansys solutions.


Tutorial Resources

Additional Resources

Whether you are teaching in a high school STEM program or you are an engineering professor at the university level, we know how important it is for your graduates to have the most relevant education and skills when leaving the classroom. These tutorials and online courses include programs designed for all levels, including real-life examples that demonstrate how others have embedded engineering simulation in STEM or university-level curricula. The recommended textbooks cover foundational information as well as specific instruction on using Ansys solutions.


Textbook Resources

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