Tag: Co-op

I’m starting out in precalculus (MA 1032 or MA 1120). Can I still graduate in four years?

If you are willing to take summer classes, then yes. You’ll need to take summer classes after your first year and maybe after your second year too to make this work. You can take summer classes at Michigan Tech or at a community college and then transfer in the classes.

If summer classes are not feasible or you can only take a limited number of summer classes then you could also consider adjusting your classes so that you can co-op during the five years. Having engineering work experience through a co-op prior to graduation will help you with landing summer internships and your first full-time job because many employers look for this type of experience when hiring.

If you’d like help getting your options sorted out then set up a meeting with your advisor during a less busy time (week 3-7 of the semester).


Do I have to register for UN 3002 to do a co-op or can I just skip it?

There are some consequences if you do not register for UN 3002.  If you are not registered for 2 credit of co-op then you will no longer be a full-time student.  This could impact your financial aid (loans or scholarships), visa status, or qualification for health insurance.  During the summer, however, most students do not need to maintain full-time status.  In this case whether or not to sign up for the co-op class is purely your choice.

For those students here on an F-1 visa, the Career Center recommends that you register for co-op credits during the summer as well.  By registering as a co-op student you are considered a full-time student and will not be utilizing your practical training time.

You may use up to 6 credits of co-op UN 3002 towards your technical electives (per Departmental vote 10Feb2016).  UN 3002, UN 3003, UN 3004, and UN 3005 are on the technical elective non-core list.  Any additional co-op credits above 6 can count towards free electives.


How many credits do I get for co-op? Do I get a grade for this class?

For each semester of co-op you can sign up for 1 or 2 credits of co-op class (UN 3002).  If you need to be a full-time student during your co-op then you need to be signed up for 2 credits.

Yes, your co-op class is graded.  Your employer will do a midterm and final evaluation on your work, and this evaluation will be submitted to Michigan Tech.  You will be asked to do a midterm and a final evaluation of your employer as well.  Lastly, to complete your co-op you must write a final report.  All of this is used to determine your grade for the class.

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