UC Irvine Receives Substantial Software Donation from MSC.Software to Advance Engineering Education

Students to benefit from leading industry simulation software

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine has received a donation of 50 software seats from leading enterprise simulation software provider MSC.Software Corporation that will provide students the opportunity to become proficient in industry-standard simulation software, while enabling them to participate in cutting-edge research that enhances technology and benefits industry.

By incorporating the software into UC Irvine engineering classrooms and research projects, students will gain a unique competitive advantage, since they will have the opportunity to learn and work with MSC.Software’s advanced engineering simulation software before they enter the workforce.

The donation includes the company’s state-of-the-art multidisciplinary (MD) simulation products, including MD Nastran, Patran and MD Adams that are widely used in a variety of engineering disciplines and industries, particularly in the aerospace, defense, automotive and medical fields.

The donation made through MSC.Software’s University Program strives to help students find desirable jobs within organizations that are looking to hire engineers proficient with MSC.Software solutions.

“Our engineering students are fortunate to have the outstanding opportunity to expand their knowledge beyond traditional classroom curricula, gaining valuable insight and practical experience with resources that are commonly used in the workplace,” said Rafael L. Bras, dean of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.  “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to MSC.Software for their generous donation and contributions to engineering education.”

MSC.Software, a leading global provider of simulation software and services, assists companies in developing better products faster. It supports universities such as UC Irvine with tools and resources that enhance engineering research and education, and teaches students how their designs perform in “real-world” conditions, without requiring the necessary resources to build and test physical prototypes. 

“We are pleased to make this donation to a university in our local community,” said Dr. Reza Sadeghi, chief technology officer, MSC.Software. “Through our University Program we aim to facilitate collaboration between MSC.Software and leading universities, researchers and students to rapidly bring advanced, leading-edge technologies to industry.”

MSC.Software has partnered with UCI since 1985. This gift represents the company’s continued contributions and commitment to education by preparing the next generation of engineers with a practical skill set they can apply in the workplace.

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