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Cooperative Education and Internship Program (CEIP)   College of Engineering 

School/Work Paths

Although these three paths are typical plans that most students participating in the Cooperative Education and Internship Program (CEIP) follow, individualized study/work plans can alsobe developed. These individualized plans require the pre-approval of the faculty coordinator, the department chairperson, the director of the CEIP, and the associate dean of the College of Engineering.


  • 2.75 GPA to start work placements
  • 2.75 GPA to remain in the program
  • A minimum of three work placements is required, i.e., the equivalent of twelve months of full-time work
  • No more than five work placements are allowed
  • At least one of the work placements must be a non-summer work term
  • Placements begin after the completion of the coursework required in the calculus-ready sophomore year curriculum of the participating student’s major
  • Two approved internships may substitute for one work placement.
Year 1    Year 2    Year 3    Year 4    Year 5   
Fall    Spring    Summer    Fall    Spring    Summer    Fall    Spring    Summer    Fall    Spring    Summer    Fall    Spring   
    Fr1     Fr2       So1     So2     Opt    Sch    Sch    Opt     S/I    S/I    Work    Sch    Sch   
    Fr1     Fr2       So1     So2     Opt    Jr1     Jr2    Opt     Work    Work    Opt     Sr1     Sr2    
    Fr1     Fr2       So1     So2     Opt    Jr1    Work    Opt     Work    Jr2    Opt    Sr1    Sr2   

Work = Working Semester or Working Summer    S/I = School + Internship    Opt = Option of Work    Sch = School   

Fr1 = Freshman 1st Semester    Jr1 = Junior 1st Semester   
Fr2 = Freshman 2nd Semester    Jr2 = Junior 2nd Semester   
So1 = Sophomore 1st Semester    Sr1 = Senior 1st Semester   
So2 = Sophomore 2nd Semester    Sr2 = Senior 2nd Semester   

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