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Invitation for Funded Curriculum Opportunities

We invite educators to submit proposals to create innovative curricula or the evolution of existing courses in undergraduate engineering departments using Ansys simulation.


Invitation for Curriculum Proposals

As part of our ongoing mission to support the teaching of engineering, science, and design, Ansys invites educators of accredited educational institutions to submit proposals to create innovative curricula or the evolution of existing courses in undergraduate engineering departments' Ansys simulation tools. The courses should combine Ansys technologies with proven teaching and assessment methods, such as active learning techniques and project-based learning, which improve and enhance education and prepare students to make an impact on day one of their careers.

Selected projects will receive a grant and relevant technical guidance for creating or evolving an existing course or set of courses. An individual course will receive $5,000, and for a series of courses or formal Ansys certificate program within a university department, additional funds will be considered up to $25,000.

In 2022, Ansys will select a minimum of two proposals to fund. Educators collaborating across a department should submit one inclusive proposal. Institution eligibility, proposal review considerations, application instructions, and key due dates are listed within the “Description of Curriculum Proposals” document below.

Key Dates:

  • September 15, 2022: Proposal submission deadline 
  • October 15, 2022: Review of submissions and selections made

Rethinking Engineering Curricula to Meet Industry Demand

Keeping educational curricula relevant is difficult when 85% of the jobs that today’s students will hold in 2030 haven’t been created yet. To explore the academic-industry disconnect, Ansys focused on two electrical engineering disciplines: antenna and RF component/systems design. Through interviews with industry experts, we investigate what universities are and aren’t doing to ease the shortage of trained engineers.  

Rethinking engineering curricula to meet industry demand

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