BIM Solution for Educational Institutions

Make your students focus on the essence of structural engineering instead of manual drawing.

The transition from education to work is often both a challenge and a prospect for a young graduate. To ease this step, Tekla offers educational institutions an affordable educational license program. The program provides students with a firm foundation on Tekla software and Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Guaranteed future in the construction industry

The construction industry is increasingly using 3D modeling tools, and Tekla’s educational software licenses help to teach students the value of a constructible 3D building information model. With Tekla software, students can perform each stage of a design project from conceptual design to construction planning and erection phase. You can lead your students to see the importance of collaboration and the benefits of sharing project data from the beginning.

Understanding the BIM technology takes your students further in the job market.

Contact Tekla or local reseller for more information. 


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Key benefits

  • Teach engineering and construction using leading technology
  • Tekla Education program gives you access to leading engineering & BIM software (ie: Tekla Structures and in selected areas also Tekla Tedds and Tekla Structural Designer)
  • The program provides unlimited Tekla software licenses, learning content and free student licenses that make implementation easy.

Whether you are teaching or developing curriculum in civil engineering, structural engineering, construction management or steel and concrete detailing, Tekla software can help your students understand how buildings come together. You can give them a visual tour by virtually walking through a constructible 3D model. Your students can explore structural components and details, and they will understand the design intents of different structures. With Tekla software, you can introduce your students to structural design, detailing, engineering, fabrication or construction.  

Teaching structural detailing with 3D models

Working with Tekla Structures, your students can easily understand how assemblies and parts come together and turn into a building. They will understand steel, wood and concrete construction and be able to work with reference models. Students can learn to detail in an efficient way with Tekla's extensive component library. Your students will learn to add details and connections to all materials, produce drawings for concrete, timber and steel framing systems, insert connections into framing components; and analyze the advantages and disadvantages of various systems.

Teaching construction management

Tekla software supports teaching construction coordination, quantity and cost estimation, scheduling and sequencing. The constructible Building Information Model is accurate, consistent and always up-to-date.  The software allows you to simulate coordination and collaboration. The students learn to understand structures and BIM from the contractor and structural engineering viewpoint. And what is more, many of today’s jobs require good BIM knowledge and skills in analysis and design.

Teaching structural engineering and 3D modeling

Tekla software allows your students to create as complex structures as they need to, using multiple materials. Models created with Tekla Structures carry accurate, reliable and detailed information, allowing structural engineers to work together with other members of the project team.

We are committed to providing our academia partners with access to our solutions. Tekla Structures is free for students and faculty through Tekla Campus, the online academy. Tekla educational license program* is designed for schools who would like to install Tekla software on lab computers and have access to online services, such as Tekla Warehouse and Tekla User Assistance.   

The educational license program offers :  

  • Unlimited annual licenses
  • Local environments and Tekla Structures in 15 languages
  • Annual software Maintenance agreement
  • New version updates
  • Interactive training material
  • Support from experienced industry specialists

The educational license program is available in two different program bundles.  

Tekla software educational license includes Tekla Structures, the Tekla Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for teaching BIM, detailing and construction management.

Tekla software educational license bundle includes Tekla Structures, Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Tedds. The solution allows you to teach Building Information Modeling, detailing, construction management, analysis and calculations of structures in an advanced manner. This bundle is only available in certain areas. Please contact the local Tekla reseller for more information.

*Please note that the licensing terms limit the usage of the educational license for non-productive use only.


Many educational institutions around the world use Tekla Structures as part of their curriculum. 

  • California Polytechnic State University in the US has implemented Tekla Structures in the Emerging Trends course with a hands-on project. Read more
  • The Ruhruniversity Bochum in Germany plays an active role in the industry and is a source of young engineers worldwide. They have launched a new course “Steel structures in BIM”. See how they have benefitted from Tekla offering Read more 





Tekla Campus offers a Tekla Structures license for registered students in order to let them download the software for free and start practising. Tekla Campus also offers basic course material and a discussion forum for support.