Coventry University’s Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building has signed up to deliver the official Autodesk Certified User (ACU) exams with their 1st Year cohort of Building and Engineering students (approx. 220 students) from September 2014. All eligible first year students will take the ACU AutoCAD exam and students taking the second year Add + Vantage modules in Revit will also get the opportunity to take the ACU Revit exam. In addition, due to the nature of the Autodesk ACU Campus Exam Pack, the remaining exams will be utilised by final year students from Architectural Technology, Architecture and Engineering.
Paul Smith, (Lecturer in CAD Development) the key Lecturer behind this initiative says: “Any way in which we can add value and confidence to a graduating student is worth pursuing. With Autodesk accredited certification in AutoCAD and Revit, potential employers will recognise that our students have ready to go skills that they can use from the outset”.
According to Craig Bewley (Director, Prodigy Learning): “Coventry
University’s decision to adopt the Autodesk ACU certifications, further
reinforces the University’s desire to offer its students the best
opportunity to get ahead in their careers, whilst at the same time
forging stronger links with industry employers”.
Click here to read the related Coventry University news release.
About Coventry University
Coventry University is a forward-looking modern university whose roots can be traced back to 1843 to the Coventry School of Design. With a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and a focus on multidisciplinary research, the University has established a robust academic presence regionally, nationally and across the world.
Through its links with leading-edge businesses and organizations in a variety of industries, Coventry University’s 24,000+ students enjoy access to placement opportunities which ensure that their employment prospects are enhanced by the time they graduate. Its students also benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines from health, sport science and performing arts to industrial design, engineering and computing.
Coventry University is currently the highest placed modern university in both the Guardian and Times and Sunday Times league tables, ranking 27th and 45th respectively – the highest ever rankings for a post-1992 institution.
About Autodesk Certified User (ACU) Certification
Autodesk Certified User (ACU) certifications aims to equip students with marketable 2D and 3D design skills by teaching them to use state-of-the-art Autodesk design software. Certification goes towards confirming students have the skills necessary to continue their design careers, enter the workforce or work toward additional levels of industry certification.