Woodward McCoach, Inc. (WMI) is a small, privately-owned Electronic Design and Software Development company founded in 1983. WMI markets their products through a wholly-owned subsidiary called Communication Automation Corporation. We develop state-of-the-art fiber optic products for the telecommunications industry and take products through the complete life cycle: concept, design, development, prototype, manufacture, sales and post-sales technical support.
WMI offers a competitive wage adjusted for a student's academic experience, a flexible work schedule, and a relaxed work environment. We have been actively involved with Drexel's Co-op program since 1994. We count the following among our strengths:
From concept to final product packaging and delivery, we do it all. Our engineers, including co-op students, are involved in many aspects of the product-realization process.
Solving complex problems in the field of telecommunications means working with some of the newest technologies in the field, including:
We offer positions in three areas of expertise of hardware design: circuit board design, FPGA (programmable logic) design, and mechanical design. Requirements for any of these Hardware Engineering Co-ops include:
Students will be responsible for assisting hardware design in all aspects of product development. This includes the following tasks:
Students will be responsible for assisting FPGA design engineers in all aspects of product development. This includes the following tasks:
Students will be responsible for assisting mechanical engineers to design and validate electronic enclosures and heat dissipation methods. Responsibilities will depend on the student's skill level and may include:
We develop embedded systems. The problem space is the intersection of hardware and software. We control every aspect of the system and our software ranges from the lowest to the highest application level:
Students will get involved in developing software for all aspects of embedded systems product development, from initial design through production. This may include development in embedded C microcontroller software, C software for embedded Linux environments, and scripting languages on host machines (Bash, Python). Projects typically require designing, coding, and testing software which provides direct control of custom hardware (electronics and optics) designed by engineers at Woodward McCoach. Some examples of previous tasks:
Requirements and Qualifications for the Software Engineering Co-op include:
Students will gain hands-on experience in various aspects of product validation and test while working closely with other test and design engineers. Responsibilities of this position include: