You should review these eligibility requirements and policies before accepting an offer for an engineering co-op
If you have an offer and meet the requirements, you should submit the Application for Engineering Co-op Program for approval from the school. If you want to see if you are eligible for additional federal aid, you should also submit the Engineering Co-op Financial Aid Agreement.
- Candidates for co-op must be enrolled and in good standing with School of Engineering
- Minimum 2.5 cumulative overall GPA
- A formal offer of employment to work a minimum of 37.5 hours per week for the full duration of the term as defined by the UM Academic Calendar or at least 12 weeks during the Full Summer Term.
- Participation in the co-op program is highly recommended, but not required to fulfill degree requirements.
- The co-op program is designed for undergraduate engineering students.
- There are three designated work terms per year including Fall semester, Spring semester, and Full Summer Term. Students are not required to participate in all three terms. Employment opportunities for co-op may be completed in singular, consecutive, or alternating terms. Work assignments and duration will be determined in coordination with the employer, the student, and the Dean’s Office.
- During the approved co-op assignment, participating students will be administratively enrolled in C_OP 300 by the Dean’s Office. Enrollment in this web-based course establishes full-time student status and provides support for the student during the co-op assignment.
- Students enrolled in C-OP 300 are required to complete ALL assignments presented in the Blackboard course in order to receive a passing grade. The course is assessed on a pass/fail grading scale.
- Student’s regular 8-semester scholarships and financial aid awards will be put on hold during approved co-op assignments. Upon return for a regular academic semester, all awards will be re-instated.
- For students desiring to apply co-op work experience to their professional engineering internship with the Mississippi Board of PE/PS Licensure, the State Board decided in February 2010 to grant 3 months experience to applicants who have completed a co-op program (through an ABET accredited degree program) of at least 26 weeks. The State Board verification procedure requires a letter from the Dean’s Office stating that the student completed the program.
Megan Upchurch Miller
Career Planning Specialist