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Professor Friso De Boer says the new server will provide flexible learning opportunities for students Professor Friso De Boer says the new server will provide flexible learning opportunities for students

Advanced computer technology has been applied to engineering and information technology courses at Charles Darwin University to enhance students’ learning experiences.

The newly introduced software server will allow all engineering and IT students to access industry-specific software licences from anywhere outside the university.

Head of the School of Engineering and IT Professor Friso De Boer said the server provided affordable, easy to access and flexible learning opportunities to students.

“Students will now have the ability to access professional industry software from anywhere, whether it be a lab exercise or other task,” Professor De Boer said.

“This will better prepare students for professional practice as these software resources are often used in industry.”

Included in the list of software available on the server are packages in engineering design, programming, numerical calculation, and finite element calculations.

The server has received a commendation from Engineers Australia, and was created by CDU’s Information Technology Management and Support team at the request of the School of Engineering and IT.