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.

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

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

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.

WHAT COURSE SHOULD I TAKE?

​EGR 391

Engineering 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.  

EGR 392 

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.  

EGR 493 

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. 

EGR 494

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. 

Frequently asked questions

How many credits per course?


EGR X is always a one-credit course.




What is the grading structure of EGR X?


EGR X is a pass/no pass course. There is no impact on your GPA. You need to achieve and 80% in the course to pass.




How many times can I take EGR X?


EGR 193, 391, 392, 493, can all be taken only once. EGR 494, 893, and 993 can be taken up to 3 times.




What are the academic benefits of taking EGR X?


Transcript notation, Certificate of Cooperative Engineering Education, potential technical waiver (See below), Co-op Cords to wear at graduation!




How much does it cost?


Zero! You will be charged for the one credit tuition, just like any one credit course. But each student automatically gets a scholarship that covers the cost of that one credit tuition and half of any “engineering fee” you are assessed for that semester. So not only doesn’t it cost you anything, it might even save you some money.




Do I have to do anything for the scholarship?


Be patient! Yes you will automatically get the scholarship, but the process is not automatic. Scholarships are usually processed Monday morning for the three weeks prior to the first bill due date, and then weekly after that until the second week of the semester.




Does this make me a full-time student?


Yes, you are considered a full time student by MSU.




What is the EGR X Waiver? Am I eligible?


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 before your first experience. EGR 193 does not count towards this waiver for any department.




Do I need a job to enroll?


Yes, this is an experiential education course, so you must have a paid, career-related, supervised position. (Any exceptions must be pre-approved.)




What is the workload for this course?


A one credit course usually means 3 hours per week outside of class. Since we don’t actually meet, I would suggest that no more than 2 hours per week for the course.




Is there a required text?


Yes, but once you purchase the text you can use it for the entire series of EGR X courses. Text cost is less than $45 when purchased through the publisher.




Are there other suggested resources?


WHO Logic by Jane Evarian – Available on Amazon for less than $20.




What methods/platforms are used in this course?


The course is primarily housed in D2L, but we also use Handshake for recording your experience and collecting evaluations from both you and your supervisor.




What is EGR X?


A series of courses: EGR 391, 392, 493, and 494 | The goal of the experiential education course is to guide, support, expose, inform MSU Engineering students while they are working applying classroom theory to real world problems. Methods of instruction include readings, reflections, and real time activities. Course is hosted primarily in D2L, with two small assignments in Handshake.




Why did it change from EGR 393?


Both for enrollment management and to better reflect the progressive nature of the curriculum, EGR 393 was split into seven courses. EGR 193, 893, and 993 are also part of the EGR X series, but are for very specific populations and do not count towards any departmental waiver options.





SUPERVISOR COMMUNICATIONS

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.

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