NAFEMS, the international association for the engineering analysis, modeling and simulation community, introduced a new standard for simulation engineers at its World Congress.
Professional Simulation Engineer (PSE) Competencies define the competencies and skills that an analysis and simulation engineer should possess. They have been peer-reviewed over several years by NAFEMS technical working groups and external experts to create a new standard of competency in analysis and simulation, the organization says.
"We are committed to improving standards in analysis and simulation; the launch of PSE Competencies is a key step in achieving this," said Tim Morris, NAFEMS chief executive. "Encompassing several levels and technical areas, PSE Competencies establish the skills and competencies that simulation engineers should possess at every stage of their career. Individuals and companies can use these to evaluate competency, maintain standards, and improve professional development."
The launch of the new standard is complemented by the introduction of the PSE Competency Tracker, an online system to browse, track and manage PSE Competencies. In addition, the association has launched a new, independently assessed certification scheme that recognizes achievement of PSE Competencies.
Using the online PSE Competency Tracker individuals can plan and monitor their development as a simulation engineer, tracking PSE Competencies as they are achieved. Companies can do the same for their staff, creating a database of the combined simulation skills of their workforce.
For more information, visit NAFEMS.
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