Getting credit for an engineering internship

Internships are an opportunity to enhance your engineering curriculum through practical, hands-on work in industry. They are a great way to learn more about an industry, gain experience, and make connections with employers to increase your chances of full-time employment after graduation. The Engineering Internship Program offers students the opportunity to explore and develop their careers through professional practice.

ENGR 321 (for undergraduate students) and ENGR 601 (for graduate students) provide students with an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts from the classroom to the realities of the field. After completing the program, students earn credit applicable toward their degree with ENGR 321 or ENGR 601 listed on their permanent transcript. More information about steps to gaining internship credit can be found here.

For INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, the course is the credit-bearing mechanism for Curricular Practical Training (CPT), and the CC@E staff serve as the departmental advisor with ISS. Additional information for international students can be obtained by contacting the Engineering Internship Coordinator at engrice@uw.edu.

For more information about fees or to sign-up for the courses, students should contact the Career Center @ Engineering.

By Shannon Merchant
Shannon Merchant Career Counselor Shannon Merchant