Han University Drives Education Success with SolidWorks

Han University Shell Eco Marathon
This week, members of the global  SolidWorks Education team visited Han University of Applied Science in Arnhem, Netherlands. 

We truly were impressed with their curriculum that uses SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation.

SolidWorks Visits Han University
The director and engineering instructors shared information about the automotive engineering bachelors and masters programs.  Students use SolidWorks for their first year to gain strong 3D CAD modeling and detailed drawing skills and in future years explore SolidWorks Simulation and SolidWorks Flow Simulation.  With Abaqus, they simulate the effects on the human body during a car crash.

SolidWorks Simulation and Flow Simulation Exercises at Han

Students had this week off for autumn holiday.  They came back from vacation to meet with us and to show us their projects.

The projects included the Shell Eco Marathon vehicle, Hybrid, Electric, Fuel Cells, light weight design,  truck chassis design, even a 3-Wheeler from India.  Han’s graduates work in South Africa, Japan and a host of other countries.

Motorcycle at Han
In their free time, students get to play too.  A group designed their own motorcycle from SolidWorks models and drawings.

Han University Motorcycle Drawing
The students also asked their instructor to give the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam.  They want the CSWA unique ID credential to put on their c.v. (resume) for internships and jobs.

CAD2M SolidWorks Helpdesk at Han
To coordinate so many students and educators for our visit, I need to thank our value added reseller, Petra from CAD2M and Jack van den Broek from Vak College in the Netherlands.  CAD2M is truly dedicated to these students, providing technical support right in the Han University automotive design lab.

I also have to thank our SolidWorks community at Han University.  Wonderful visit.  Thank you for sharing with the SolidWorks EDU team.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard