Teesside University is joining forces with Siemens to bring industry and academia together in a programme which integrates technology into the curriculum.

The University’s School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies has joined the Siemens Connected Curriculum, which will deliver digital skills across all engineering degree programmes.

Siemens Connected Curriculum introduces advanced industrial tools, data and approaches to create a collaborative place where students can learn and prepare for the future. It includes industry leading Internet of Things (IOT) software, simulation environments, case studies and real-life problem-solving tutorials.

The partnership builds on the School of Computing, Engineering & Design’s expertise and reputation for innovation, academic excellence, world class research and industrial experience, with many academics themselves leading experts and practitioners in their fields.

The School works closely with employers from a range of sectors, with many involved in ensuring courses are relevant to industry and meet the needs of employers.

The programme will digitally integrate facilities from the School’s engineering laboratories, including designated areas for aerospace engineering, civil engineering and the built environment and electrical engineering, with specialist pilot plant facilities for chemical and mechanical engineering.

Dr Andrew Bingham, Associate Dean for Learning & Teaching in the School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies, said: “The partnership underpins a full review of how we prepare our students to be future ready. The partnership offers an incredible opportunity for our students to be equipped for a digitally connected world.

“With the Siemens Connected Curriculum, Teesside graduates will make a significant contribution to the UK Engineering Sector in the area of emerging digital tools.”

Siemens Connected Curriculum Lead Steve Jones said: “We are delighted to have Teesside University join the Connected Curriculum initiative. As a university with a strong industrial focus, we look forward to working with them to deliver benefit for their learners, employers and wider stakeholders.”

Siobhan Fenton, Associate Dean for Enterprise & Business Engagement added: “The University has an established research relationship with Siemens, which this partnership underpins and will undoubtedly strengthen, while also helping to develop both our graduates and digitalisation across the region.”