Solid Edge Training for Educators

By Kyzmen Wood

Preparing to teach STEM topics in your classroom?

Siemens offers a wide range of STEM training programs for educators that are designed to provide you with the tools, strategies, and confidence you need to introduce the “E” in STEM and engage your students in hands-on, real-world learning. Our courses are interactive and incorporate project-problem based learning materials that you can share with your students.

Getting started with Solid Edge Fundamentals

Our free, 3-day Solid Edge Fundamentals course will provide you with a core understanding of the basics of Solid Edge® software for computer-aided design (CAD). The course will cover everything from sketching, part modeling, assembly, and engineering drawing creation to basic simulation. The training is designed to help educators (especially those who are new to Solid Edge) use and explore the software to feel comfortable engaging students in STEM learning in the classroom.

Excite and engage students with Siemens Engineering Design

Building on the basic principles and concepts introduced during the Solid Edge Fundamentals course, our Siemens Engineering Design course provides an introduction to the engineering design process and how it is used to solve real-world design problems. Throughout this week-long course, participants work directly with Siemens Project-Based Learning curriculum, which allows for deep exploration of different situations. Working together with your peers, you’ll have the opportunity to plan, organize and conduct research to develop distinct solutions.

In parallel, Siemens instructors will guide all participants through the coursework and share best practices for how to deliver the same instruction to students. “Enabling activities” during the course provide the required knowledge and skills “just in time”, so no participants feel left behind.

After successful completion of the Solid Edge Fundamentals and Siemens Engineering Design courses, we encourage you to consider progressing to the next level: prepare to introduce students to Manufacturing and Automation, or our newest class Mechatronics and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Upcoming educator training courses

All courses are delivered virtually and free of charge for educators. No prior engineering experience is required. Register for a course today to start your journey towards discovering engineering with us!

Course topicCEUsCourse description
Solid Edge Fundamentals18This course provides a core understanding in the basics of Solid Edge® 3D CAD software.
Solid Edge Intermediate 18Building on the skills taught in the Solid Edge Fundamentals course, dive into more advanced Solid Edge functionality for engineering design. Prerequisites: Completion of Solid Edge Fundamentals + 1 year of teaching Solid Edge, or 2+ years of teaching Solid Edge.
Siemens Engineering Design40This course provides an introduction to the product design process and how it is used to solve real-world design problems.
Manufacturing and Automation40This course prepares you to teach students how to solve problems in design for manufacture, CAM, CNC and Programmable Logic Controllers. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Siemens Engineering Design course.
Mechatronics and the Internet of Things40This course focuses on the engineering of mechatronic systems, a combination of robotics, electronics, computer programming, control, and product engineering as well as communications between systems securely over the internet. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Siemens Engineering Design course. This course meets daily from 9:00 – 16:00 CST.
Hour of EngineeringThis series of on-demand courses prepares you to implement a variety of learning modules and engineering design challenges that help middle school students understand how engineering shapes the world we live in.

Course requirements

We kindly ask that you please plan to attend each day of your selected training as each day builds on the previous day. A certificate of completion for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) showing hours attended will be provided at the end of each course.

Please install the Academic Edition of Solid Edge 2022 (or later version) prior to attending your selected course(s). You can download a free version of Solid Edge for educators here.

Join the Solid Edge Educator Community to find additional tutorials and resources for you and your students and check back for updates to our educator training course schedule.

I would rate the Solid Edge Fundamental class a 10 out of 10. The instructor did an awesome job. It was a lot to cover in such a short period of time (at least for a total beginner like me), and Doug was great in keeping us all together and productively moving forward. The material was good, but what was outstanding was how it was presented in an exceptional and engaging way.”

Kevin Witte, CEO, IT3 Innovation Center

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