EGR 393

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EGR 393 is an... option to all students who are engaging in some form of:

      • engineering work experience
      • traditional co-ops
      • summer internships
      • undergraduate research
      • on-campus career related work (FRIB, IPF, Computer Center, DECS)

Course material has been restructured in the past three years to include a much more comprehensive learning outcome experience for the students. You can find an assignment overview here. 


Elective Credits, Major Credits, and Cooperative Engineering Education Certificate

Each semester a student takes EGR 393 they will receive ONE credit for the semester. If a student takes and passes EGR 393 for three semesters they will receive a notation on their transcript that indicates a “Certificate in Cooperative Engineering Education”.

Curriculum Considerations: All students should meet with an advidor before registering for the course.  

Special Notes:

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering have a senior elective waiver.  If a student completes the Certificate, they can waive a senior Electrical or Computer Engineering elective (as approved by the department).
  • ECE, EnE, and ChE / MSE students have the option to waive an elective, as approved by the department if they complete the Certificate.
  • A proposal has been made to Civil Engineering for a similar option.
  • An Honors Option has been proposed and is in process of being submitted to the EUSC and the Honors College.  Only sections 002 and 003 will be eligible for the honors option.


Sections of EGR 393  

Each section is designed for the level of student’s exposure to the workplace and the engineering curriculum.  The sections build on each other as the students accumulate classroom and workplace experience. (If you are an international student taking for 2nd or 3rd time, register in the appropriate Section 2 or Section 3.) Each semester a student takes EGR 393 they will receive ONE credit for the semester.

Full-time student Status.  Because of an agreement with the registrar’s office and the very nature of cooperative education students who take EGR 393 are considered full-time in the eyes of the university. 

SECTION 001: For students taking EGR 393 for the first time

SECTION 002: For students taking EGR 393 for the second time

SECTION 003: For students taking EGR 393 for the third time (or more)

SECTION 004: For Graduate students taking EGR 393

SECTION 005: For international students taking EGR 393 for the first time

SECTION 006: For students working in select regional area (no matter how many times you have taken EGR 393) / CURRENT REGIONS - Grand Rapids, Lansing, Jackson, Detroit, Chicago, Minneaplis / SUMMER ONLY 

SECTION 007: For incoming freshmen who interned the summer prior to college

NEW! Introducing Honors and Entrepreneurship and Innovation options! Click HERE for more information. 


Financial Considerations and Bonus

During the academic year, a student registered for EGR 393, is charged for the credit and the engineering fee.  An automatic co-op scholarship covers the cost of tuition and half of the engineering fee, resulting in a net charge to the student of half the engineering fee + $23.00.

Summer semesters have an extra bonus – It is currently anticipated that any student registered for the Summer Semester for EGR 393 ONLY, the engineering fee will be waived.  The tuition is covered by the Co-op Scholarship.  Students will pay $23 for ASMSU Tax and Radio tax.

Student residency status is not a consideration for this financial award. 


Housing Resources

Have an apartment lease that you can't get out of?  Did you know that you sublet your apartment to somone else? Consider posting your room/apartment on allMSU or MSU Off-Campus Housing Service. 

Looking for housing in Detroit? WSU welcomes interns who wish to reside on the campus of Wayne State University during their internship. More info HERE.


Supervisor Communications 

Please note that as a registered participant in EGR 393, you are required to provide the name and contact information for your work site supervisor.  During the course of the semester your supervisor will be contacted to complete an evaluation of your work place performance, based on ABET Accreditation Outcomes.