In its simplest form, the design process is just a series of decisions - How big to make a part? What material or manufacturing process should we use to build the part? How many parts per assembly? Instead of relying on opinion or intuition, using CAD/CAE software offers a proven method for answering these questions. At Fastway Engineering, we teach you how to leverage the mathematics of CAD/CAE to make better, more objective decisions during your design process.
To accomplish this, we've created our own agnostic (software independent) curriculum that uses Project Based Learning methods. This means each lesson includes a project - an open ended problem that must be solved. This promotes critical thinking and teamwork, both skills that are necessary to succeed in the workforce. Each class also includes some sort of "design competition" as well. (We are particularly supportive of competition-based learning, such as the wildly successful Formula SAE
program).Most CAD/CAE classes are boring
and book-based, and utilize a "watch me then repeat"
type of approach. Although this may be effective for young children with developing brains, it is NOT the most effective way to teach adults
Fastway's classes use a Project-Based Learning (PBL)
Method, built around open ended problems thus promoting problem-solving, teamwork, and ultimately facilitating a deeper understanding of how to apply these powerful tools. Our classes are approximately 25% theory and 75% application, therefore we don't teach you how to "point and click", we teach you how to become a better decision maker