THE CO-OP SEMESTER
EGR X (formerly EGR 393) is a one credit course designed to enhance a student's experiential education work term by simulating opportunities for non-technical aspects of professional development and assessment of expectations. In addition, student will be guided through an in depth appraisal of their post-graduation professional options. Students will be held to a high standard of accountability and professional ideals. Position must fall within college’s guidelines for approval.
EGR 393 Sections 001-601 no longer exist. A new series of courses has been developed to reflect the growth in learning through multiple experiential education opportunities, EGR 193, 391, 392, 493, 494, 893, 993.This means if you have taken EGR 393 previously and are looking to enroll for the Fall 2020 Semester, you will be enrolling in a different course. You will need an override.
WHAT COURSE SHOULD I TAKE?
Experiential Education I
For students participating in their 1st work term. Areas of focus are based on the student’s individual technical position and include professional communication, establishing expectations, and learning from failures.
Engineering Experiential Education II
For students participating in their 2nd work term. Areas of focus are based on the student’s technical position and include goal setting, being mindful for professional success, and understanding diversity and inclusion.
Advanced Engineering Experiential Education I
For students participating in their 3rd work term. Areas of focus are based on the student’s technical position and include professional ethics, economics and lifelong learning.
Advanced Engineering Experiential Education II
For students participating in their 4th or 5th work term. Areas of focus are based on the student’s technical position and include project management, work life balance, and value propositions.
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
If a student takes and passes EGR X for three semesters they will receive a notation on their transcript that indicates a “Certificate in Cooperative Engineering Education”
The following majors have created a “waiver” for an elective for any student who completes three experiential education courses: Biosystems, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science. Requirements vary depending on department, please discuss your options with your academic advisor. EGR 193 does not count towards this waiver for any department.
ELECTIVE AND MAJOR CREDIT
Students enrolled in any of the experiential education courses will receive a scholarship that covers the cost of tuition, plus half of any engineering fee applied for the semester of enrollment. This scholarship is specific to an active enrollment in the EGR X courses.
Please note that as a registered participant in EGR X, you are required to provide the name and contact information for your work site supervisor. During the course of the semester your supervisor will be contacted to complete an evaluation of your work place performance, based on ABET Accreditation Outcomes.
In order to get credit for an experience students MUST BE working in the position during the semester that you are enrolled in EGR X. You can not get credit for a internship/co-op after the experiences has ended.