Visteon Engineering Academy

Academy overview

Discover the major engineering challenges in the automotive electronics development.

Get opportunity to be individually trained and mentored by very experienced professionals.

Be part of the dynamic environment of automotive industry and all world automakers – Daimler, BMW, Porsche, VW, Mazda, GM, Peugeot, Citroen, Renault, Ford, etc.

Learn and prove you can become permanent member of Visteon engineering team after successful academy completion.

Academy Goals

Learn basics to design, build and test an automotive product

Automotive electronics engineering basics

See C/C++/Algorithms/Data structures through real world embedded products

Discover basics to design error-free and robust software that will be working 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days-a-year

Be trained in approaches to analyze, debug, solve and test complex practical software problems in real world environment

Find out what is real time operation / computing and OS. How to deal with limited computing power and resources

Academy courses

The modules include in-class trainings, real project environment examples and practical exercises.

Each course consists of lectures / exercises taken at Visteon (8 hours per week on average) and home work exercises. Each home work exercise is part of final grading for the module.

For those who successfully graduate from the program we can offer

– Visteon internship program for 3-6 months

– Visteon labour contract as Junior Engineer

Academy 2015 success story

Visteon Engineering Academy – learning experience with no analog in the country – started with 24 people in September 2015.  20 of them passed successfully all three educational modules for a period of 3 months. We’re proud to say that currently 16 young and enthusiastic people are working in Visteon’s team either as interns or as regular employees. Next class of the Academy will start in May 2016 and we are looking forward an even greater success rate.

Academy 2016 success story

  • Timeframe: May – August 2016
  • 150 candidates
  • 18 people selected
  • 2 groups: Software and Mechanics
  • More than 10 internal Visteon trainers
  • 12 enthusiastic young professionals graduated successfully and joined Visteon team: 10 people in Software as regular employees and trainees; 2 people in Mechanics as trainees
  • The project team was invited to apply for “John Atanasoff” Award- President of Bulgaria recognition for educational projects in IT with high social impact

Basics of Programming

C/C++ Fundamentals

Building a Program – Preprocessing, Compilation, Linking

Program Segments and Run-Time Execution

Fundamentals of (Real-Time) Operating Systems

Knowledge check

Software design and development for automotive products

Automotive Systems Overview

Automotive Electronics Basics for Software Engineers

Software for Embedded Systems

Basic Engineering Approach and Problem Solving Skills

Fundamentals of Algorithms and Data Structures

Knowledge check

Advanced design and software development techniques

UML and object oriented design/ C++/ design patterns

STL / Advanced algorithms and data structures

Knowledge check

Engineering Academy 3 starts in March 2017!