ME 289 Mechanical Engineering Cooperative Internship I
ME 289 Mechanical Engineering Cooperative Internship I (2). Full-time technical work experience related to the student’s engineering program.
ME 288, Mechanical Engineering Cooperative Education Seminar.
J.B. Speed School of Engineering Cooperative Education Manual, available online.
Course Learning Outcomes
Professional work experience emphasizing the relationship between theory and practice in engineering.
An assessment of engineering as a career choice relative to personal skills and interests.
Communication, teamwork, and management skills. A knowledge and understanding of business constraints and tools.
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
Engineering principles and practices appropriate for the student’s educational level.
Value creation: becoming a solutions provider to meet business needs.
Creating and embracing change in a global environment.
Teamwork and professional and ethical responsibilities.
Verbal and written communication skills.
The value of life-long learning in a changing work environment.
Curriculum Criterion Contribution
While they do not contain engineering topics credit, the cooperative education internships provide a forum for students to apply the skills learned during the professional component of the curriculum. The nature and extent of that application varies among co-op assignments.
Relationship to Program Outcomes
Together, the three cooperative internships course support Mechanical Engineering program objectives by developing:
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in the field of mechanical engineering.
An ability to identify, formulate and solve problems in the field of mechanical engineering.
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility in the field of mechanical engineering.
An ability to communicate effectively.
A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning in the field of mechanical engineering.
A knowledge of contemporary issues in the field of mechanical engineering.