Purdue Polytechnic partners with Autodesk

With a common goal of improving how students learn in a technology-based society, Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Autodesk have created the software giant’s first academic partnership that includes access to software, support and collaboration opportunities.

Autodesk Education logo“We are developing a strategic relationship with Autodesk where our faculty and students are co-developing innovative uses of their software tools for teaching and learning,” said Gary Bertoline, dean of the Purdue Polytechnic. “With design and creativity at the core of our transformed curricula, we need software tools readily available to our faculty and students. The Autodesk partnership will assist us in meeting our learning objectives and developing a truly transformational learning environment for our students.”

Autodesk offers more than 70 software titles that will be available to the college for courses, labs and research. Each of the college’s schools and departments will benefit from the offerings, Bertoline said, especially the programs in construction management technology, computer graphics technology, engineering technologies and aviation technology.

The memorandum of understanding Bertoline signed with Autodesk includes a higher level of support through a dedicated program manager, student interns on campus to help with immediate support requests, and a commitment to shared research and project opportunities.

“This is another example of the impact Purdue Polytechnic is beginning to make nationally and internationally,” Bertoline said. “We are honored that Autodesk recognizes the unique and transformational changes we are leading in higher education and wants to be a strategic partner in our efforts.”  


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