Students and Researchers Gain Access to Commercial-grade
Software for Sustaining Infrastructure
PERTH, Australia – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that Curtin University has joined Bentley Institute’s Academic Subscription program, offered through its Be Careers Network, for a three-year term. The announcement was made at a special ceremony held here on the school’s main campus. Among those in attendance were Ian Callahan, Curtin University vice president, Corporate Services, and George Church, Bentley senior vice president. In addition, representatives from the following organizations made presentations on their respective use of Bentley software in sustaining infrastructure: Aurecon, FAST - Fluor SKM Iron Ore Joint Venture, Ausenco, Western Power, WorleyParsons, the Department of Environment and Conservation (Western Australia), Main Roads Western Australia, and Hatch. The subscription grants students, researchers, and faculty at Curtin campuses worldwide unlimited access to more than 50 of Bentley’s commercial-grade software applications for designing, building, and operating infrastructure.
The applications can be used on all campus computers as well as on student and faculty PCs. The program also provides a variety of learning resources, including manuals, textbooks, hands-on live training, and on-demand self-study offered through the Bentley LEARN Server, along with opportunities for scholarships. The school’s new Academic Subscription will help Curtin students graduate with the technology skills they need to start careers as infrastructure professionals.
Ian Callahan said, “This is a strategic addition to developing Curtin’s information and communications technology initiatives. With seamless access to Bentley software, our students will graduate with the strong skills and knowledge that their prospective employers need to establish or maintain leadership in the design, development, maintenance, and operation of built assets around the world.”
He continued, “A distinctive feature of this program is the provision of anywhere, anytime access to Bentley’s learning materials for students and staff through Curtin’s online portal OASIS. This learning opportunity, which is made possible by Bentley Institute’s innovative OnDemand offerings, cements the university’s position as a leader in the adoption of digital learning technologies.”
George Church said, “We are very pleased that Curtin University is starting its students on Bentley Institute’s continuous learning path. Going from the secondary and college or university experience through professional practice, this path is lifelong, with learning empowered by innovative offerings developed with input from educators and infrastructure professionals, and delivered on demand to meet immediate workflow needs. On behalf of all my Bentley colleagues, I welcome Curtin University to our Be Careers Network program and thank its entire staff for their important contributions to sustaining the infrastructure professions!”
About Be Careers Network
Be Careers Network, a key continuous learning initiative of Bentley Institute, is dedicated to helping students graduate with the technology skills needed to start careers as infrastructure professionals in the architecture, engineering, and construction fields. It accomplishes this by providing programs for students, faculty, and schools, including affordable software licenses, training, curriculum counseling, and scholarships. The programs are geared to the needs of students in universities, colleges, high schools, and technical schools. For additional information about Be Careers Network, visit www.becareers.org.
About Curtin University
Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most multi-cultural university. It has a strong commitment to international engagement with Australia’s third largest international student population. It maintains campuses in Malaysia and Singapore while also conducting face-to-face teaching in a number of countries. This cultural diversity adds a rich and valuable dimension to its campus atmosphere and also prepares its graduates to live and work in an increasingly global environment. Curtin is also fundamentally committed to providing regional education within Western Australia through campuses and education centers spread across the state including Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Margaret River, Northam, Port Hedland, and Albany. It also has a campus in Sydney. For additional information about Curtin University, visit http://about.curtin.edu.au.
About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley’s mission is to empower its users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and over $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2003, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.