Bentley launches infrastructure education programme


Bentley Systems has launched the Bentley Education programme to encourage future infrastructure professionals to work toward a career in the engineering, design, and architectural fields

The Bentley Education programme is available in the UK, Australia, Singapore, Ireland, and Lithuania with plans to expand to the US, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and India by mid-summer.

The programme grants students free access to Bentley infrastructure engineering applications and proven learnings through the new Bentley Education portal.

Students and educators from around the globe can register on the Education portal and connect to infrastructure organisations and resources to start their engineering career.

The portal also serves as a gateway for individual students or teams of two to submit their innovative concepts to Bentley’s Future Infrastructure Star Challenge 2021.

‘Passionate about infrastructure’

“With many nations and institutions recommitting education as one of the top priorities for a post pandemic world, we are excited to launch this long-awaited and responsive programme during these critical times,” said Katriona Lord-Levins, chief success officer at Bentley Systems.

“We want to inspire and encourage students to think about infrastructure engineering as a possible career path and expose these young minds to the vast field of opportunities that lie ahead of them.”

The Bentley Education programme is open to students and educators at community colleges, technical institutes, polytechnics, universities, secondary schools, and homeschooled students.

It offers full access to learning licenses of over 40 of Bentley’s most popular applications used by infrastructure professionals around the globe, including ContextCapture, MicroStation, OpenRoads Designer, STAAD.Pro, and SYNCHRO.

“We want to make the Bentley Education portal the place where students can go and become inspired to make infrastructure engineering their career choice,” said Vinayak Trivedi, vice president of Bentley Education.

“The goal of the programme is to help students who are passionate about infrastructure get a jumpstart on what will become a fulfilling, lifelong career for improving the quality of life and positively changing the world.

“Moreover, the Future Infrastructure Star Challenge 2021 provides an avenue for young people to be creative and innovative with their project designs.”

The Bentley Education portal provides a single source for an on-demand, frictionless, and fun experience for students as they build and enhance their digital design skills.

Students and educators have access to comprehensive resources, including:

  • Insights from leading AEC professionals sharing what the industry has to offer students and what skills are in high demand.
  • The latest news and emerging trends in architecture, engineering, and construction for a fun learning experience.
  • The industry perspective of current engineering students, mentors, and women in engineering.

The portal can be accessed via


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