CareerCraft workshops

CareerCraft is a series of stackable workshops that bridge the gap between traditional academics and rapidly evolving industry requirements, equipping individuals with the necessary skills and expertise to integrate novel semiconductor-based technologies in the automotive industry.

Wayne State University's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is offering four free workshops this summer. The workshops will focus on critical areas in the automotive electronics field: semiconductor engineering, circuit design, power electronics, and printed-circuit-board.

Workshops will take place between 1-6 PM.

Each workshop will have a maximum capacity of 30 participants. The organizing committee will evaluate the applications and make selections.

Summer workshops in electrical engineering

Introduction to Semiconductors for Automotives 

This workshop is designed to address the increasing demand for professionals with semiconductors expertise in the automotive industry. The curriculum covers fundamental semiconductor engineering concepts, as well as EV-specific concepts such as battery systems and control systems, to provide engineers with the essential theoretical foundation, practical skills, and industry-relevant knowledge required to succeed in this field.

Apply for consideration (Deadline: May 15, 2024)

Date: May 28-31, 2024

Power Converters for EVs and Renewable Energy

This workshop will introduce high-power semiconductor devices (diodes, MOSFETs, IGBTs, SiC, GaN, etc.), their terminal characteristics, and applications in various power converters for electric vehicles and renewable energy systems, cover fundamentals of power converters, electric motor drives, introduce electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), EMC standards (CISPR 25), and microcontroller programming, and showcase with demonstration laboratory sessions on conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) testing and digital signal processing (DSP) programming for power electronic converters.

Apply for consideration

Date: June 3-6, 2024

Introduction to Semiconductor Chip Design and Verification

Embark on a journey into electronic chip design with our immersive summer workshop on analog design flow, powered by Synopsis tools. Whether you're a student, a seasoned professional, or an industry enthusiast, this workshop offers a comprehensive blend of theory and hands-on practice. Delve into Custom Compiler™ for schematic design, layout creation, and verification processes like DRC and LVS, essential for crafting cutting-edge electronic chips. From creating schematic designs to running design simulations and performing in-depth analyses, participants will gain invaluable insights and practical skills crucial for shaping the future of electronic innovation.

Apply for consideration

Date: June 17-21, 2024

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design for Performance and Manufacturability

Printed circuit board design is an essential skill for hardware engineers looking upskill and find in-demand careers.  This workshop is being offered in partnership with the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA), a nonprofit organization stewarding the US PCB industry.  It is a condensed version of PCEAs 40-hour Printed Circuit Professional (PCP) course, which was developed by leading experts in printed circuit engineering and layout.  It will cover a broad overview of key topics in PCB design, including circuit definition and capture, board layout and placement, materials and manufacturing methods, and signal integrity/EMI.  After taking this course, students may choose to study on their own in to take the PCP certification exam.  For more information, please visit PCEA Training

Apply for consideration

Date: June 24-27, 2024

Funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation