The CECS Experiential Learning Program

The College of Engineering & Computer Science recognizes that experience-based learning, through cooperative education and internship programs, is an integral component to a student's college experience that provides life-changing learning opportunities. The CECS Experiential Learning Program provides opportunities for students to "engineer today" while attending class.

Experiential Learning Registration Options

Students may choose to officially register with the university for either co-op Degree credit or Additive credit both registrations are considered and grant Full-Time student status for the term of registration.

In addition, a student may elect to unofficially register through Self-Reporting.  CECS is always interested to learn and hear about students degree-related experiential learning experiences and encourages students to Self-Report in lieu of officially being registered. In Self-Reporting, students through short evaluations share their work experiences which will support CECS in continuously improving students over-all educational experiences, advances employer partnerships and enhance curriculum. 

Registration Options:

  • Degree Credit for Co-op  (ENGR. 399), Full-Time Student Status
  • Additive Co-op Credit, Full-Time Student Status
  • Self-Report Internship  
  • Degree Co-op Credit

    Course: ENGR.399 - 1 credit, (Dept. approval required) considered full-time

    Students must submit a job description, detailing their co-op responsibilities, start date and company contact information.  The job description must be on company letter and submitted to the CECS Experiential Learning Office to: cecs.co-op@umich.edu as an attachment. Deadline: April 19, 2019

    NOTE:

    • Departmental review and "approval" must be granted prior to registration for ENGR 399. 
    • Student may elect (register) no more than two additional academic courses (8 credits) during the same term. 
    • All F-1, Visa Students must register for ENGR. 399 to participate in CPT through the College of Engineering & Computer Science Experiential Learning Program

    Overview: ENGR.399-Professional Practice in Engineering & Computer Science

    • CIS, ECE & IMSE majors satisfy - Technical Elective and Experiential Honors Program
    • ME/BioEngineering majors satisfy - General Professional Elective Group and Experiential Honors Program

    Benefits: 

    • The student co-op experience is a more in-depth robust academic and practical experience
    • Meets one of the required courses for the CECS Experiential Learning Honors Program
    • A department Faculty Advisor is assigned to student
    • Student receives letter grade
    • Paid experience
    • Completion of two co-op rotations (courses), earn Designation on Official Transcript and Recognition/Merit from the CECS Dean. 

    Requirements for Registration:

    • CECS Departmental Approval of co-op job description 
    • The position (co-op) must be Full-Time (34+hrs per week and 12 to 15 weeks per term)
    • Prerequisites: (Permission from instructor to register for ENGR-399)
    • CIS 275 or
    • ECE 210, 273 or
    • IMSE 255, 317 or
    • ME 230 or 260, ENGR 126, 216, 250 
      • Additionally, for ME(only) students to register for ENGR.399 for 1 academic credit, the student must meet the two criteria: (1) The student should be in the Experiential Honors Program and (2) the co-op job description should be relevant to ME or Bio Engineering and approved by the student's academic advisor. 

    NOTE: All students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor and Degree Works to determine how the credit (ENGR.399) will work into their degree program plan.  

  • Additive Co-op Credit

    Courses - CIS, ECE, IMSE & ME: 299, 399, 499 - (each section is 1 credit)

    NOTE: 

    • The CECS Co-op Office, Director approval is required. Registration in any of the above courses a student has university official registration and considered a full-time student 
    • Students must submit a job description, detailing their co-op responsibilities, start date and company contact information.  The job description must be on company letter and submitted to the CECS Experiential Learning Office to: cecs.co-op@umich.edu as an attachment. Deadline: April 19, 2019
    • A student may elect to register for no more than two additional academic courses (8 credits) during the same term.  

    Benefits of Registration:

    • Degree related paid experience
    • Completion of Two Coop Rotations (courses), earn Designation on University official Transcript and Dean's Recognition/Merit from the CECS Dean's Office. 
    • Receive a Pass/Fail Grade
    • Maintain student status enrollment with university
    • Maintain university student status for: Financial Aid, healthcare/auto insurance coverage and registration priority
    • Receive employer feedback thru evaluations

    Requirements for Registration:

    • CECS Departmental Approval of coop job description 
    • The co-op position must be Full-Time (34+hrs per week and 12 to 15 weeks per term)
    • Prerequisites: (Permission from instructor to register)
    • CIS 275 or
    • ECE 210, 273 or
    • IMSE 255, 317 or
    • ME 230 or 260, ENGR 126, 216, 250
  • Self Report your Internship

    The CECS Experiential Learning Program is dedicated to improve our services. We want to learn and hear about your degree-related experience.  

    Overview:  

    CECS students are encouraged to "Self-Report" their degree related internship experience. In Self-Reporting, students through short evaluations share their experiences that supports CECS in continuously improving students over-all educational experience, advances employer partnerships and enhance curriculum. 

    Benefits of Self-Reporting:

    • CECS acknowledgement of your practical experience  
    • Stay connected to university and CECS Experiential Learning Office
    • Receive and provide invaluable employer & student feedback thru evaluations to support curricula development and students experience
    • Earn Talent Gateway points

    Requirements:

    • Internship can be either a full or part-time degree related experience
    • Be either a declared CECS major or Pre-Engineering major 

    Complete the onlineSelf Report Internship/Co-op Verification form

  • International (F-1) Student Registration for Co-op

    All CECS undergraduate F-1, Visa students must register for ENGR. 399 to participate in CPT through the College of Engineering & Computer Science Experiential Learning Program

    Course: ENGR.399 - 1 credit, (Dept. approval required) considered full-time

    Students must submit a job description, detailing their co-op responsibilities, start date and company contact information.  The job description must be on company letter and submitted to the CECS Experiential Learning Office to: cecs.co-op@umich.edu as an attachment. Deadline: December 19, 2019

    NOTE:

    • Departmental review and "approval" must be granted prior to registration for ENGR 399. 
    • Student may elect no more than two additional academic courses (8 credits) during the same term. 

    Overview: ENGR.399-Professional Practice in Engineering & Computer Science

    • CIS, ECE & IMSE majors satisfy - "Technical Elective" or "Experiential Honors Program"
    • ME/BioEngineering majors satisfy "General Professional Elective Group" or Experiential Honors Program"

    Benefits: 

    • Co-op experience is a more in-depth robust academic and practical experience
    • Meets one of the required courses for the CECS Experiential Learning Honors Program
    • A department Faculty Advisor is assigned to student
    • Student receives letter grade
    • Paid experience
    • Completion of two co-op rotations (courses), earn Designation on Official Transcript and Recognition/Merit from the CECS Dean. 

    Requirements for Registration:

    • CECS Departmental Approval of co-op job description 
    • The position (co-op) must be Full-Time (34+hrs per week and 12 to 15 weeks per term)
    • Prerequisites: (Permission from instructor to register for ENGR-399)
    • CIS 275 or
    • ECE 210, 273 or
    • IMSE 255, 317 or
    • ME 230 or 260, ENGR 126, 216, 250

    NOTE: Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor and Degree Works to determined how the credit (ENGR.399) will fit into their degree program plan.

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