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Ansys Granta EduPack

Enhance your Materials Teaching

Ansys Granta EduPack—formerly CES EduPack—is a unique set of teaching resources that help academics enhance courses related to materials across engineering, design, science and sustainable development.


Granta EduPack, formerly CES EduPack, is a unique set of teaching resources to support materials education.

Granta EduPack provides support to enhance undergraduate materials education. EduPack includes a database of materials and process information, materials selection tools and a range of supporting resources. EduPack is divided into three levels so that students can access a suitable level of information as they progress through their studies.

Granta EduPack has also been designed to support a wide variety of teaching styles, from the design- and science-led approaches to problem-based teaching.

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    Comprehensive Database of Materials and Processes
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    Introduce Sustainability in Engineering Design
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    Powerful Visualization and Selection Tools
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    Interactive Projects, Exercises and Lectures

Quick Specs

The database and tools are divided into three levels so that students can access a suitable level of information as they progress through their studies, from pre-university up to postgraduate courses. 

  • Visualize Material Properties
  • Browse Like an Interactive Textbook
  • Add Models with Synthesizer
  • Supports Leading Materials Textbooks
  • Ashby Materials Selection Methodology
  • Materials Science and Engineering Database
  • Material Universe: Data on 4,000 Materials
  • Eco Audit for Engineering Design
  • Sustainability and Eco-Design Databases

July 2023 

What's New

We’re supporting students to learn to make the best decisions around materials and sustainability.

Environmental and Social Data Updates

Improved material selection for environmental performance with updates to CO2 footprint and embodied energy in MaterialUniverse™. Updated data on Nations in Conflict within the Sustainability databases to enhance social sustainability analyses.

Improved Help & Support for Users

Use our new help site to get the most out of Granta EduPack - directly linked to the software. Our improved search function makes finding key topics easy. Find out how to use key features and the enhanced material selection or just how to use Granta EduPack best.

Industry Data Updates

We've updated the Global Polymers Plastics table, including new test data, manufacturer data (SABIC, Kuraray, MOCOM), environmental end-of-life attributes, and non-linear data for simulation.

Customer Testimonials

Conrado Rosales Torres (Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Puebla, Mexico)

“Large quantity of well documented information” “The database is continually updated, so that the records are reliable and do not become obsolete”

Prof. Elza Bontempi (University of Brescia, Italy)

The teaching package has helped her to “introduce materials evaluation, in terms of sustainability. Not only with eco-design strategies, but [also] with attention to raw materials scarcity.”

Prof. Stéphane Gorsse (Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France)

“EduPack enables…project-based learning, flipped classes and ongoing assessment which favor action learning and collaborative working (groups of 4-5 students) on practical problems.”

Dr. Kareen Coulombe (Brown University, USA)

EduPack provides instructors with “quantitative values and easy-to-find definitions to which we can direct students through homework sets, lecture material and the final project. It puts a lot of data in one place and at our fingertips”. She says that students “report liking this software, as a way to apply their knowledge”.


Granta EduPack: supporting materials education across all years of study

Granta EduPack provides the tools to help engage your students by using interactive, visual software. It is available in two versions: Granta EduPack, which contains all data and tools; and Granta EduPack Introductory, which contains a subset of data and tools intended for teaching introductory courses. 

Both versions are divided into three levels so that students have access to appropriate materials information as their studies progress. At all levels, Granta EduPack provides students with a comprehensive database of materials and process information that is always kept up to date. In addition, self-study resources are available to stretch stronger students and to help others catch up, providing a flexible tool for every educator to utilize.



Key Features: Core Data and Tools

Essential features to support materials education, included in both Granta EduPack and Granta EduPack Introductory.

  • Comprehensive Materials Information
  • Materials Selection
  • Eco Audit Tool
  • Learning and Teaching Resources


Key Features: Advanced Data and Tools

Enhanced features to support advanced learning and capstone design projects, only available in the full version of Granta EduPack

  • Advanced Data
  • Synthesizer Tool
  • Advanced Materials Comparison
  • Enhanced Eco Audit Tool

The Granta EduPack databases contain an unrivalled library of materials information. Draw on materials data at a level suitable for your students and courses.

Granta EduPack contains powerful materials selection and charting tools. These are designed to make it easy to learn and apply the rational selection methodology pioneered by Prof. Mike Ashby at the University of Cambridge.

Help students think critically and evaluate the environmental impact of a product. With the Eco Audit Tool, students can test design scenarios and understand the importance behind materials and process choices.

Find inspiration for your teaching and access case studies, exercises, active teaching packages and more.

Granta EduPack includes models for predicting the properties of hybrid materials, enabling comparison with conventional materials and for predicting part costs. You can add your own models and apply the results to property charts.

Additional databases featuring industry standard data for advanced study and capstone projects.

Granta EduPack includes models for predicting the properties of hybrid materials, enabling comparison with conventional materials and for predicting part costs. You can add your own models and apply the results to property charts.

Set reference materials, adjust nearness settings to find similar materials, and view material options in a comparison table

Consider cost modelling within life cycle comparisons, allowing trade-offs between economic and environmental considerations.

Brochures and Case Studies

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Ansys Granta EduPack

Ansys Granta EduPack helps materials educators engage students in materials topics and supports their learning throughout the engineering curriculum.

Case Study

McMaster University Supports Design-led Materials Engineering Education for First-Year Students

At McMaster University, we decided to introduce materials science concepts to first-year engineering students through a design focused lens. We developed a new experiential and project-based learning course for the general first-year engineering course (~1000 students) that involved four design challenges.

Education Resources

Materials resources

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 Learning Forum: Materials

An open forum for questions about Ansys Materials software. Containing frequently asked questions about Granta EduPack, and more.

Ansys Granta EduPack Support

Access our Installation Guide, Getting Started exercises and more.

Downloads of EduPack Classic

If your institution still uses EduPack Classic and you have a MyGranta account, you can access Classic software downloads here.

Ansys software is accessible

It's vital to Ansys that all users, including those with disabilities, can access our products. As such, we endeavor to follow accessibility requirements based on the US Access Board (Section 508), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and the current format of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).

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