HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) has joined the Intergraph® Education Grant Program, with ITE College Central selecting Intergraph SmartMarine® 3D as its 3D design and modeling application for its Higher Nitec in Process Plant Design course. Staff and students from ITE College Central's Higher Nitec in Process Plant Design course are trained in SmartMarine 3D to support the petrochemical, pharmaceutical and marine industries. They will also use SmartMarine 3D for their final-year project module.
In order to keep pace with the industry and remain relevant through the use of next-generation technology, SmartMarine 3D is used by ITE College Central in the training of its students. The application is a good fit for its Process Plant Design curriculum because of its rule-based technology and data-centric capabilities for increased automation and productivity.
"ITE, Singapore's principal provider of vocational and technical education, has selected SmartMarine 3D for its curriculum, and this validates Intergraph's position as an industry leader in 3D engineering design solutions," said Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president. "The graduates of ITE will bring expertise in SmartMarine 3D and productivity into our clients' businesses, which will enhance their global competitiveness."
SmartMarine 3D is the world's most advanced offshore and shipbuilding design solution, providing companies with the capabilities they need to gain and maintain an edge in a highly competitive industry. SmartMarine 3D is breakthrough engineering technology that is automated, knowledge- and rule-driven, streamlining marine asset design processes and improving delivery schedules, with increased detail and manufacturing design productivity of up to 30 percent. SmartMarine 3D is endorsed and used by leading offshore and marine companies globally, including the most productive shipyard, the top offshore owner operator, the top fabrication yard and the top classification society in the world.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016."
The Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, was established as a post-secondary education institution in 1992 under the Ministry of Education. ITE is a principal provider of career and technical education, and key developer of national occupational skill certification and standards to enhance Singapore's workforce competitiveness. Under its "One ITE System, Three Colleges" Model of Education and Governance, ITE has three Colleges, comprising ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West. www.ite.edu.sg
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation responsible for the SG&I U.S. federal business.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
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