As a Master of Engineering student, you have the choice of a non-credit internship or a project as part of the curriculum, and you’ll take part in a follow-up assessment. This is applied learning at its best, and the self-analysis afterwards will help you better define what you want and need for career development. Individual departments may have additional requirements or exceptions for fulfilling these degree components.
MENG 550: Master of Engineering Internship/Project
Internships are typically 8-12 weeks. The minimum hourly requirement for the internship is 320 hours, equivalent to 8 weeks, 40 hours per week.
Projects require approval from your faculty adviser. Projects must fulfill the same learning objectives as internships. Individual programs/majors may have additional requirements or exceptions to fulfill the internship component of the program.
All internships/projects must:
- Apply engineering principles to solving one or more problems outside the classroom environment
- Define a problem and determine potential solutions
- Appreciate the importance of organizational dynamics and work relationships
- Practice professional communication both written and orally
- Complement material presented in MEng courses
- Include a self assessment upon completion in MENG 551(251)
MENG 551(251): Master of Engineering Internship/Project Assessment
The MEng Assessment course is the culmination of your internship or project work. You will prepare a substantive assessment of your internship or project experience via a written report and/or oral presentation. A polished analysis should include:
- Problem or task conducted
- Challenges faced
- Solutions incorporated
- Workplace communication and interpersonal relationship critique
- Individual performance review