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

With great enthusiasm, we started Visteon Engineering Academy 2 and for the first time, we include 2 groups: Software and Mechanics. After a tough competition in May 2016, the Academy started with 18 people on board out of 150 candidates. More than 10 internal Visteon trainers invested their time and as a result, 12 enthusiastic young professionals graduated successfully and joined Visteon team in August: 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.

Academy 2017 success story

After two successful editions, we were more than excited about the third edition. Engineering Academy 3 took place from April till August 2017, and we had once again highly motivated and talented participants. 24 people started the Academy and learned more about C/C++ development, Electronics and software for embedded systems, Data structures and algorithms, Object oriented design under the expert guidance of Visteon’s professionals. The closing event was on the 12th of September when we welcomed 19 new colleagues from the Academy hired on trainee and permanent positions.

Academy 2018 success story

Already well-known by the students and highly anticipated Engineering Academy 4 started in October 2018. We received a numerous number of applications and after several days of interviews, 26 people successfully wеre on board. New internal Visteon trainers took part in Engineering Academy 4 and shared their knowledge and experience. After three exams and several months preparation and hard work at the end of February 2019 20 young enthusiasts joined the company as trainees and regular employees.

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