Last week third year Brazilian exchange students from the School of the Built Environment were awarded certificates from SIAS Transport Planners Ltd for successfully completing a traffic microsimulation coursework exercise.
Malcolm Calvert, the Paramics Microsimulation Manager at SIAS, was impressed with the quality of their work. He said: "In a way, I wasn't so interested in whether every €˜i' was dotted or every €˜t' crossed, I was more interested to see whether the students could think like professional engineers. The presentations were better than many I have seen in real-life".
Dr Guy Walker, course leader for Transportation Engineering, said:"The course is focused on the professional realities of transportation and microsimulation is a major part of that. The involvement of an Edinburgh based company who happen to be world leaders in traffic microsimulation has been a great benefit to the students."