Cooperative Education & Internship Credit for Engineering+

Starting August 2023, Engineering+ Co-op/Internship credit will be facilitated by the department chair.

Students gain practical experience working for an employer using skills and knowledge that complement the strong academic fundamentals they learn in the classroom. Co-op experiences instill the professionalism, understanding and confidence that lead to a lifetime of success.

Step 1) Meet the following requirements

  • Must be a degree-bound WSU student.
  • Must be enrolled in at least six hours of credit at WSU. (Does not apply to summer semester.)
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Must have completed at least 24 credit hours; 9 credit hours must be in your major (Credit hours may be transferred to WSU or earned in high school.)

Step 2) Secure a co-op/internship position

Students can apply for co-op and internship positions on Handshake. Already found a placement on your own? Skip to Step 3!

Cooperative Education & Internships Program

Step 3) Submit details about your Co-op/Internship Experience

Select the button below to complete the Co-op/Internship Exerperience Form in Handshake or copy and paste the following URL into your browser:

Have questions about the form? Email your department chair.

Co-op/Internship Experience Form in Handshake

Step 4) Register for 1 credit course (481A,N or P) or zero credit course (481i) in your home department

Need to talk through your course credit options? Contact your department's academic advisor for advice! 

Step 5) Fulfill Engineering+ work hours requirement

Meet one of the following work hour requirement combinations:

  • 40 hours per week for 1 semester (fall or spring)
  • 20 hours per week for 2 semesters (fall and spring)
  • 40 hours per week for 2 summer terms
  • 20 hours per week for 1 semester plus 40 hours per week for 1 summer term

Step 6) Complete the Engineering+ Approval Form

Once you have met the work hour requirement in Step 5, complete the student information portions of the Engineering+ Approval Form and submit it to your department chair. 

Engineering+ Approval Form

Who signs my approval form to verify completion of Cooperative Education or Internship Education? At this time, only the department chair can sign off on your co-op/internship Engineering+ requirement.

Step 7) Submit your signed Engineering+ Form to your Academic Advisor 

When you receive your signed Engineering+ Form back from the department chair, forward the signed form to the Academic Advisor in your department.

Academic Advisors Contact Information