HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Malaysia's leading institutes of technical and vocational education and training, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), has selected Intergraph Smart™ 3D software to provide training for technical students who are about to enter Southeast Asia's upstream oil and gas industry.
The software is currently being deployed by the piping design faculty at KKTM Pasir Mas (MARA Skills Training College) campus, following a successful implementation at KKTM Kemaman earlier in 2015.
"Smart 3D is becoming the standard design tool for oil and gas companies in Southeast Asia, so we felt it was imperative that up-and-coming piping designers enter the industry with a working knowledge of Intergraph's industry leading software," said Mohamed Roseli Dol, director of MARA's Technical and Vocational Division.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "The education sector is an important one for Intergraph, as we are strongly committed to nurturing the next generation of engineers and designers. This, in turn, helps to ensure that future engineers will be equipped to enter the oil and gas industry."
Smart 3D is the world's first and only next-generation 3D design solution specifically tailored for plant, offshore, shipbuilding and the metals and mining industries, employing a breakthrough engineering approach that leverages real-time concurrent design, rules, relationships and automation. It is the most advanced and productive 3D design solution that effectively enables optimized design, increasing safety, quality and productivity, while shortening project schedules. Companies in these industries typically report a 30 percent improvement in overall engineering design productivity.
Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about Smart 3D and network with other Intergraph users, visit ppm.intergraph.com/technical-user-forums.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2019."
Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), or the Council of Trust for the People, is an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development. There are three main sectors under MARA: Education, Entrepreneur and Investment. Under the Education Sector, the pathway starts from the secondary level, which is the MARA Junior Science Colleges (MRSM). Tertiary education consists of two routes, Academic and TVET. The Academic route includes MARA Colleges (KM), MARA Professional Colleges (KPM), MARA Polytech Colleges (KPTM) and MARA Polytech College University (KUPTM). Meanwhile, the TVET route consists of GIATMARA, MARA Technical Institutions (IKM), MARA Higher Technical Colleges (KKTM), German Malaysia Institute (GMI) and Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL).
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