NEW TEACHING METHODS FOR STUDENTS USING SIMULATORS

T. Popa1, O.S. Cupsa1, M.G. Chitu2

1CERONAV (ROMANIA)
2Ovidius University (ROMANIA)
The newest technologies and the response of technical education to the requirements of the industry play an important role in defining the new teaching and training methods. The industry calls upon different technical requirements through guides, codes, and conventions. All of these refer to the qualification and experience of operators. Current state of the industry raises two problems: diminish number of employees and increase the quality of the new ones.

Introducing an IT-support for industry in different fields of engineering also results in a modification of teaching processes. The Universities, Training Centres and Colleges are needed to interfere in order to improve the man-machine interfaces and to use and teach new technologies.

The goal is to provide the students and trainees the latest education techniques and technologies by offering them the possibility to get in touch with research facilities and real working conditions of industrial sectors.

The universities and schools have been using the simulators to improve the knowledge and measure the competency of their graduates. Moreover, a consortium of institutions has been set up to implement the transfer of knowledge by using the simulators. Through practical exercises and training on the simulators, it is intended to achieve the specific objectives of students and trainees.