Electrical & Wire Harness Design

Learn how to become a harness designer. Research education, training, and licensure information and experience required for starting a career in engineering design.


Electrical engineers design wiring harnesses to keep electrical wires, cables and other components neat and protected. Harness designs can be as simple as bundling wires together, while more complex designs might include splicing bundles of wires together into plugs. Designers must determine the most efficient ways to harness wires and cables together for cars, airplanes and other electrical devices.

Electrical Wiring Harness (automotive Specialization) Training curicullum

  • Automotive Vehicle development Process
  • CAR Terminologies
  • What is Automotive Electricals and its Importance
  • Basic Automotive Electrical & Electronic Components Overview
  • Electrical Harness description & Terminologies
  • How to Start Electrical Harness design?
  • Electrical Harness Manufacturing Process
  • Electrical Harness Assembly Process
  • Electrical harness installation
  • Electrical harness Flattening
  • Electrical harness Drawing
  • Connector specifications & selection
  • Factors affecting harness
  • Overview of electrical & mechanical components
  • Exposure to different automotive domains
  • Case study,Exercise,Project & hands on experience


Degree Level Bachelor's degree
Degree Field Electrical engineering/Electronics Engineering
Licensure Professional Engineer (PE) license mandatory for some engineers, could be beneficial to all engineers
Experience 0-5 years experience testing wire harnesses, developing harness designs and drafting harness blueprints
Key Skills Knowledge of Microsoft Office, extensive understanding of electrical components and theory, knowledge of blueprint design drafting and wiring harness design protocols, ability to lift heavy pieces of equipment, willingness to travel to job sites as needed