College and university students can now move beyond their text books when studying software modeling with the addition of the Telelogic (STO:TLOG) Rhapsody® Model Driven Development(TM) environment for embedded systems and software to the company’s University Software Donation Program. Schools participating in the program can request Rhapsody and other Telelogic software development product seat licenses for educational purposes.
“There is no substitution for hands-on learning and we are proud to be able to provide computer science and engineering students access to our products,” said Anders Lidbeck, President and CEO of Telelogic. “Model Driven Development is increasingly popular among embedded systems developers. With the addition of Telelogic Rhapsody to our University Software Donation Program, students can gain an in-depth and well-rounded education that will serve them well after graduation.”
One of the first schools to add Telelogic Rhapsody to its curriculum is the American University of Sharjah (AUS) located in the United Arab Emirates. “This donation of Telelogic’s advanced software development products will enable us to prepare our students for their professional careers with state-of-the-art tools. Companies are looking for graduates versed in the latest technology. Telelogic has helped us over the last few years to meet this need of industry,” said Dr. Armin Eberlein, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Engineering. “Telelogic personnel helped us understand the software and worked with us to define our unique needs. This enabled us to understand how we could use Rhapsody to enhance our course content, and how it would fit into the overall course structure and software engineering practices that we teach.”
T Stands for “Training” in ASERT
The donation of Rhapsody complements the already existing academic use of Telelogic products at educational institutions around the world. At the University of Ottawa, Canada, for example, students use Telelogic DOORS® for requirements management and Telelogic Tau® for Enterprise IT development. Both products were donated to the Advanced Software Engineering Research and Training (ASERT) group – a program that enables students to work on real-world advanced software and systems engineering projects using Telelogic software. ASERT is a partnership between Nortel Networks, the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Telelogic. ASERT was launched by Nortel and Telelogic in 1998 with donations of hardware and software, respectively.
The T in ASERT means “training” and through this program, Telelogic software is used in the Computer Science, Software Engineering and Computer Engineering programs at the undergraduate level and Computer Science at the graduate level at the University of Ottawa. The students use Telelogic products for requirements elicitation, modeling, validation, writing reports, as well as for their thesis projects.
“The students like working on real-world problems and business contexts,” said Daniel Amyot, Associate Professor at the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) at the University of Ottawa. “It’s challenging for them and they enjoy the applied research. They also enjoy working with market-leading products like those from Telelogic.”
About the Telelogic University Software Donation Program
Telelogic offers free software for curriculum-based educational purposes. Institutions wishing to take advantage of this offer can also benefit from discounts on supporting training courses. Discounts are also available for educational organizations that do not intend to use the product as part of a standard course.
Telelogic is the leading global provider of software solutions for Enterprise Lifecycle Management (ELM). Award-winning Telelogic software helps customers design, develop, and deliver the world’s most advanced and innovative products, systems, and software more efficiently by aligning and optimizing development lifecycles and business processes with business objectives and customer needs. Telelogic helps customers improve quality and predictability while reducing time-to-market and overall costs. Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, with U.S headquarters in Irvine, California, Telelogic conducts business in more than 40 countries. More than one third of the Fortune Global 500 companies use Telelogic software including market-leading aero/defense, automotive, financial services, software/electronic and telecommunications companies and governments worldwide.