Esteco academy supports aerospace education in Brazil

Esteco Academy has announced that it will support an educational initiative set up by the Aeronautical Technology Institute (ITA) in São Paulo, Brazil and Embraer, a Brazilian aerospace company.

Esteco is providing software licences for its modeFRONTIER software – to help the participants develop skills in design optimisation.

‘Aircraft design is inherently a multidisciplinary task. So, in the last years, the program has offered a Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation (MDO) course to motivate the students to apply optimisation techniques in their projects. The use of modeFRONTIER helps the students to practice the concepts learned during the course in an easy, quick and visual way. They assimilate the subject better, and the pedagogical process becomes more interesting and dynamic. Besides, the application of optimisation techniques can lead to better performance, lower costs and more mature designs’ commented Ana Paula Curty Cuco, research and development engineer at Embraer and scientific advisor in MDO for the ITA masters course.

‘We look forward to learning more about how students will apply our optimisation technology in the development of their projects, and we wish best of luck to all the prospect graduates’, said Enrico Nobile, Esteco Scientific Advisor.

The Professional Master's was created to meet the demand for skilled engineers to support the requirements of Embraer. Launched in 2001 and recognised by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoameto de Pessoal de Nível Superior, CAPES), the Program has already trained 24 groups and over 1,400 engineers, offering them a professional master’s diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.

The objective of the two-year Master’s program is to provide the aeronautical industry with highly prepared professionals by offering specialisation in Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Energy, Structures and Solid Mechanics, Mechatronics and Aerospace Systems Dynamics. The program includes professional training which is designed to help the students develop skills which can be transferred into the aerospace industry. This includes aircraft design projects with specifications defined by Embraer.


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