CENG 462 Practice School or Cooperative Work Program

Students are placed in groups of three or four and are assigned to a project at a local industrial facility, hospital, or government agency. The project is one of current concern to the organization and may range from a study of an operating process to the development of a new process. The projects are open ended and the students are expected to apply the principles of good design practice involving realistic constraints such as economics, safety, reliability, aesthetics, ethics, and social impact. Students normally are assigned to a project which fulfills certain career goals. This internship, under the direction of a faculty member, utilizes engineers and other personnel at the host site. Students are required to submit interim and final written and oral reports. Students in the chemical and biomolecular engineering program may participate in the departments cooperative work program. This program allows students considering employment after the B.S. degree to gain valuable work experience in the chemical engineering field during their undergraduate career. In the Fall semester of their second year, students are interviewed by employers for three individual work periods (the two summers following the second and third years of study and part-time during the spring semester of the fourth year). To participate, students must commit to work for the same employer during all three sessions. Those who complete all three sessions with satisfactory performance will receive six credits at the conclusion of the fourth year spring semester and do not have to participate in Practice School to graduate. Students who stop participating in the coop program must register for and participate in Practice School during the spring semester of their fourth year of study. All exceptions to these guidelines must be decided by the departments undergraduate curriculum committee.

pre-rec: Senior Standing.