ECE 4250 - Undergraduate Internship/Co-op

ECE 4250: Undergraduate Internship/Co-op
(3 credits)
Catalog Description:
Planned, career-related work experience in industry. Students must register with USU Co-op Office and have program approved by the ECE Co-op Advisor. Written report required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Professional standing.

Repeatable for credit.
Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Course Outcomes:
  • Gain experience in an industrial engineering environment.
  • Gain experience in working with a team of engineers.
  • Appreciate real-world constraints in the development of projects.
Instructor Information:
Course Information:
Course Requirements:
Prior to the Beginning of the Internship:
  1. Download and read the Co-op/Internship Student Manual with Employer Guide and Forms.
  2. Meet with Nina Glaittli in Engineering Advising Office (ENGR 314A)
  3. Meet with the ECE Faculty Co-Op Coordinator to discuss the course and co-op experience.
  4. Arrange internship experience with the employer (giving the Employer Guide) who will assign a supervisor.
  5. Formulate learning objectives with employer that benefit both the student's educational experience as well as the employer.
  6. Submit objectives to the ECE Faculty Co-op Coordinator for review and acceptance.
  7. Complete Cooperative Education Internship Agreement. (Form 1)
  8. Obtain signatures as required on the Agreement.
  9. Distribute copies of signed Agreement to Employer's Supervisor and Nina Glaittli in Engineering Advising Office.
  10. Submit a copy of the approved Learning Objectives document (Form 2), to Supervisor and Nina Glaittli.
  11. Register for ECE 4250.
During the Internship Period:
  1. Give active attention to completing your objectives.
  2. Maintain communications with your supervisor and the ECE Faculty Co-Op Coordinator, if needed.
Two Weeks Before the End of the Semester:
  1. Initiate a meeting with your supervisor (employer) to evaluate your work. (Forms are due the last day of finals)
    • Have your supervisor complete and sign the Employer Evaluation of Learning Objectives (Form 2).
    • Have your supervisor complete and sign the Employer Evaluation of Student Performance (Form 3).
    • Have your supervisor mail completed and signed Forms 2 and 3 to Nina Glaittli.
  2. Complete the student (employee) evaluations. (Due the last day of finals)
    • Complete and sign the Student Evaluation of Learning Objectives (Form 4).
    • Complete and sign the Student Evaluation of Student Performance (Form 5).
    • Complete the Confidential Student Evaluation of the Work Experience (Form 6).
    • Mail your completed and signed Forms 4-6 to the Nina Glaittli.
3.      Write and submit your Final Report to the ECE Faculty Co-Op Coordinator. (Due the last day of finals)
Notes about Internships:
  • All internships must be pre-approved (authorized before they begin).
  • If your supervisor or work tasks change after the internship begins, you should review your educational objectives and make sure any changes are approved immediately.  You will be expected to report on your approved educational objectives.
  • The Co-Op experience is expected to be full-time for three months (160 hours of work per credit hour)
  • You are expected to register for ECE 4250 the semester you participate in Co-Op.
  • Students having a Co-Op during summer may register for credit the following fall semester; however, all work (with forms and report) must be completed by the end of the summer. This means the last day of the General Summer Session for Distance Education (usually around Aug. 10).