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PSC for Teachers

Why teach with simulations

An increasing number of higher education institutions move towards innovating teaching methods to enhance the student learning experience. Simulations in engineering education bring broad-spectrum benefits.

  • Students develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills and master technical knowledge of computer simulation.
  • Academia fosters hands-on teaching, promotes self-study, motivates and inspires young professionals.
  • Industry benefits from skilled and highly-capable individuals and reduced training expenditures.

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You don’t need to do it all yourself. We’re here to support you in explaining the core PSC concepts to your students. The PSC classroom introduction will help your class to get started with the challenge and will save you time.

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Educational tools for teachers

PSC for Classroom Projects

All PSC tasks come with a stable flowsheet, detailed process description, and step-by-step instructions for easy classroom integration. You can define your own way of working with PSC or choose one of the proposed options:

  • Compulsory add-on curriculum exercise with/without award of credit
  • Optional add-on curriculum exercise with/without award of credit
  • Class exercise with/without award of credit
  • Groups exercise with/without award of credit

You can make your class unique and memorable by having one of our PSC task phases scheduled for your teaching semester. PSC phases are independent, sequential tasks that are an integral part of the yearly challenge. All you need to do is to let us know when you teach and when you’d like the phase to start. We’ll take care of everything.

Your students will distinguish themselves by participating in an interactive curriculum exercise with international exposure and the opportunity to collect certificates and awards.

PSC for Teachers

Award of Credit

Fostering a friendly spirit of competition can motivate students to show off their knowledge. Offering rewards for their hard work will motivate them even further. Students participating in the PSC can be assessed on a pass basis only or can be awarded credits thanks to the PSC grading tool. The tool is visible and accessible by teachers only. Contact us for the access link and start using it to:

  • Award credits automatically with one click only
  • Define top/bottom credit threshold
  • Assign students into groups
  • Filter participants data
  • Export data in CVS or Excel

Assessment and award of credit example 

  • Apply filter to view student participants from your university/ assigned groups
  • Define the top and bottom grades. Top- 100 % vs the bottom – 30%
  • Press the Grade Participants button
  • Download files for your records

Sample credit allocation

Independent student training tool

Helping young professionals find their own personal reasons for going the extra mile is one of the most powerful lifelong impacts a teacher can have on their students. No matter how demanding the university curriculum might be, with PSC students can train process simulations in their free time.

With PSC every student learns in detail about industrial processes, works with stable flowsheets and stays up to date with the technology when working on the PSC solutions. Introduce your class to the challenge today and watch how winners are made!

Teachers who work with PSC

Jeffrey Mark Halpern, Assistant Professor at University of New Hampshire, USA

Sample document: UNH- PSC as a Class Graded Exercise.

Ewelina Brodawka, Ph.D. Student, Ewelina Brodawka, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

“We incorporated PSC into the curriculum to bridge the gap between academia and the real engineering world. Thanks to the grading tool, we effortlessly assess more than 80 students every year.”

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