Co-Op Internship Option




The co-op internship program is designed to provide a practical engineering experience to the student’s undergraduate education by integrating prior course work into a working engineering environment. It presents a unique opportunity to the student to practice and/or apply knowledge and skills in various industrial and systems engineering environments.? The credits earned are for the educational benefits of the experience. Students may use 3 of the 6 co-op credits as Dept/Tech Elec (List B) upon approval of the ISE Undergraduate Director.

Prerequisite:??? The normal prerequisite is 90 credits completed with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.? Students may be approved with slightly fewer credits at the discretion of the Undergraduate Director.


Course Outline:??? The students must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible for an internship:

The co-op internship must be with the same company for six consecutive months, normally the spring and the summer semester.

Note that the 6 credits shown on page 16 are in addition to the 129 credit hours required for graduation unless the student is approved to use 3 credits as a Dept/Tech elective.? Students who choose the co-op internship option will normally complete their undergraduate degree requirements in the 9th semester.

The following are the requirements to satisfy the undergraduate activities for credit:

  1. A written proposal must be submitted to the Department by the student.? The proposal must be approved by the Undergraduate Director.?? The written proposal should include the offer letter from the company, educational benefits, engineering related responsibilities at the work site, project tasks, and the plan for evaluation.
  2. A suitable level of responsibility must be proposed and carried out under the supervision of a practicing professional and a final report must be presented to the Undergraduate Director.
  3. The registration is by special permission only, obtained from the Undergraduate Director.
  4. Students hired as technicians within the Department cannot use this to fulfill the Co-op Internship requirement.
  5. All internship work done for 3 credits of Technical elective will be documented in a weekly report to the Undergraduate Director in addition to the final report.?
  6. Students on co-op must be registered for co-op credit during the semesters that they are working.

 If you plan to pursue a co-op, it is important that you make an appointment with the ISE Undergraduate Director, prior to the start of your co-op to discuss implementation details.  All ISE co-ops must be approved by the ISE Undergraduate Director.

ISE Curriculum (Co-op Option)

Freshman Year???????????? ?????????????? (17 cr. hrs.)?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? (18 cr. hrs.)

01:160:159? Gen Chem for Eng?????????????????? 3???????????? 01:160:160? Gen Chem for Eng??? ????? ?????????????? 3

01:160:171? Intro to Experiment?????????????????? 1???????????? 01:640:152? Calc Math Phy Sci???????????????????????? 4

01:355:101? Expository Writing??????????????????? 3???????????? 01:750:124? Analytic Physics I?????????????????????????? 2

01:640:151? Calc Math Phy Sci??????????????????? 4???????????? 14:440:127? Intro to Computers???????????????????????? 3

01:750:123? Analytic Physics I???????????????????? 2???????????? 14:440:221? Engr Mech-Statics???????????????????????? 3

14:440:100? Intro to Engr????????????????????????????? 1???????????? __:___:___? Hum/Soc Elective????????????????????????? 3????????????

__:___:___? Hum/Soc Elective??????????????????? 3


Sophomore Year ???????? ?????????????? (17 cr. hrs.)?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? (16 cr. hrs.)

01:640:251? Multivar Calc???????????????????????????? 4???????????? 01:220:102? Intro to Micro Econ???????????????????????? 3

01:750:227? Analytic Phys IIA?????????????????????? 3???????????? 01:640:244? Diff Eqns Eng & Ph??????????????????????? 4

01:750:229? Anal Phys II Lab??????????????????????? 1???????????? 14:440:222? Engr Mech-Dyn.????????????????????????? 3

33:010:310? Account for Eng.????????????????????? 3M????????? 14:540:210? Eng Probability??????????????????????????? 3M

14:540:201? Work Des & Ergo???????????????????? 3M ???????? 01:355:302? Sci & Tech Writing????????????????????? 3

14:540:202? Work Des Lab????????????????????????? 1M?????????

14:540:213? IE Lab?????????????????????????????????????? 2M?????????


Junior Year????????????????????????????????? (17 cr. hrs.)

14:540:320? Eng Statistic?? ????????????????????????? 3M

14:180:215? Eng Graphics?????????????????????????? 1M

14:332:373? Elements of EE??????????????????????? 3M???????????????????????? CO-OP – 6 Credits

14:635:407? Mech Prop Materials 3M???????????????????????? Spring and Summer

14:540:338? Prob Models in OR?????????????????? 3M

14:540:382? Comp Contr Mfg Sys?????????????? 3M????????????????????????

14:540:383? Comp Contr Lab????????????????????? 1M


Fourth Year???????????????????????????????? (16 cr. hrs.)?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? (16 cr. hrs.)

14:540:343? Eng Economics?????????????????????? 3M????????? 14:540:303? Mfg Processes??????????????? 3M

14:540:433? Quality Eng & Stat??????????????????? 3M????????? 14:540:304? Mfg. Processes Lab?????????????????????? 1M

14:540:434? Quality Eng Lab??????????????????????? 1M????????? 14:540:311? Deter Models in OR?????????????????????? 3M

__:___:___? Dpt/Tech Elec (List A)????????????? 3M????????? 14:540:384? Simulat Models IE????????????????????????? 3M

__:___:___? Dpt/Tech Elec (List B)???????????? 3M????????? 14:540:399? Design of Eng Sys I?????????????????????? 3M

__:___:___? Hum/Soc Elective??????????????????? 3???????????? 14:540:462? Fac Layout & MH?????????????????????????? 3M


Fifth Year???????????????????????????????????? (12 cr. hrs.)

14:540:400? Design of Eng Syst II 3M

14:540:453? Prod Plan & Control???????????????? 3M

14:540:453? Sustainable Energy?????????????? 3M

__:___:___? Hum/Soc Elective??????????????????? 3


M – Course is included in major average.

Total credit hours:? 129.

Major credit hours total:? 67.??


The Dept/Tech electives (List A & List B) are given in Section 1.2 of the handbook.

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