A minimum of 5 blocks of cooperative education, integrated throughout
the academic course of study, is required. Co-op experiences are
approved through the co-op office or through the department (if
not listed by the co-op office). The co-op requirement is typically
fulfilled through a combination of single and double work blocks.
No more than 25 weeks of full-time co-op is completed at one time,
so that the co-op experience can be integrated with academic course
A student may request to waive one co-op block for various reasons
(e.g., BS/MS, BS/ME, study abroad, etc.), but a minimum of 48 weeks
must be completed in the remaining 4 blocks. To request a co-op block waiver,
a student must submit documentation to the department head that
shows the completion of 48 weeks of cooperative work experience.
Please note: the co-op work experience is measured in weeks completed, not hours worked. Up to 10 weeks of credit by experience may also be awarded for previous
Students should register for co-op on SIS and with the co-op office
(Job Zone), which triggers employer evaluation forms to be sent
to the employer. To receive credit for co-op, a student should: