Up to three work periods of engineering-related employment. Co-op students are employed in technical assignments in industry, with emphasis on practical application of engineering coursework. Students are registered for 1-3 credit hours, but are afforded full-time status at the University. This protects the student's insurance, loan and possible INS status. The course goal is to provide valuable experience for students, while making positive contributions to employers. A faculty instructor supervises the academic component of the experience, usually a report and/or presentation.