OrCAD Educational Program

The perfect complement to your engineering curriculum.

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Train the Engineers of Tomorrow

Colleges and engineering students all over the world use OrCAD® software as part of their tools for classroom instruction, lab projects, and academic research. OrCAD software usage helps build a foundation for engineering graduates, helping them begin their careers with knowledge of state-of-the-art tools and techniques. 

Easy to Use

OrCAD enables students to focus on learning required engineering concepts; not struggling with over complicated CAD software.

Industry Standard

Over 40,000 engineers rely on OrCAD every day to help them deliver innovative products to the marketplace. Prep for success with knowledge of the most widley used PCB design solution in the industry. 

Complete Design Environment

Access a complete PCB design environment from schematic Capture and simulation with PSpice to PCB layout, routing, and final manufacturing output.

Special Pricing

Gain access to commercial strength PCB design tools at a fraction of the cost. Flexible pricing options make OrCAD affordable to engineering programs of all sizes.

Local Support

The PCB design experts at EMA Design Automation are always available to help when you need them.

Enhanced Curriculum Options

OrCAD provides open APIs to enable immersive education experiences for your students, even allowing you to embed your course curriculum directly inside OrCAD.

Flexible Options to Meet your Needs

EMA offers two unique design suites configured specifically for academic use. The technologies included in these packages are full version, commercial grade-tools with no design limitations.

OrCAD PCB Design Suite for Academic Institutions
Simulation Suite for Academic Institutions
  • OrCAD PSpice Designer Suite - Powerful schematic entry with professional level simulation and analysis in one affordable package, includes OrCAD Capture, PSpice A/D, and PSpice Advanced Analysis
  • OrCAD Capture CIS - For fast, intuitive schematic editing and project management
  • PSpice SLPS option - Link PSpice with MATLAB and Simulink for bi-directional electro-mechanical system simulation

The OrCAD Academic Program

Learn why some of the most prestigious colleges are relying on OrCAD to pave the way for future generations.

Jacobs School of Engineering, NASA's CubeQuest Competition


Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Plasma Science & Fusion Center (Physics Department); Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Biomedical Engineering and Neurobiology & Anatomy

Aerospace Engineering Department & Physics/Astronomy Department

UW-ICECUBE Research Center (Physics Department)

Partner With Us

Have an engineering competition or special research project in the electrical engineering field? EMA partners with education and research organizations across the country to drive the future of electrical engineering. Contact us to see how we can work together.

Partnership Opportunities

Use OrCAD for Free

Perfect for students looking to extend their learning outside the lab. OrCAD Lite provides a completely free way to experience our industry leading PCB design software.

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Training Professional Engineers Requires Professional Tools

Learn how to bring OrCAD to your school or university.

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