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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Cullen College of Engineering - Industrial Experience


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Cullen College of Engineering  > Industrial Experience

The Cullen College of Engineering recognizes the value of developing students’ professional development as an integral part of their academic career. Students who select the Industrial Experience in their degree program and satisfy its requirements will receive recognition for internship and curricular practical training (CPT) experience by a transcript notation.

Eligibility for Internship:

  • The work must be related to the student’s major.
  • Internships must be approved by the Division of Engineering Undergraduate Programs and Student Success.
  • Additional restrictions apply to CPT for F-1 students (see below).

Steps to declare Industrial Experience:

  1. Students will meet with an academic advisor in the Division of Engineering Undergraduate Programs and Student Success and will declare, by submitting a General Petition their intention to pursue the Industrial Experience sub plan prior to processing the paperwork for approval of the internship/CPT.
  2. The Division of Engineering Undergraduate Programs and Student Success will verify the student’s academic eligibility for the internship/CPT. 
  3. The Division of Engineering Undergraduate Programs and Student Success will review the internship, including the formal job offer on the hiring company’s stationary, a description of the work to be performed, a beginning and ending date, and the salary offered. The Division of Engineering Undergraduate Programs and Student Success will determine whether or not the internship/CPT will provide the student with appropriate experience relating to their major field of study.
    • If a positive determination is made, the student would enroll in a zero-credit co-op internship/CPT, the approved petition and the internship approval will be forwarded from the Division of Engineering Undergraduate Programs and Student Success to the Co-op Office in the career center of the Cullen College of Engineering to complete the process.

F-1 students seeking CPT should visit the International Student Scholar Services Office (ISSSO) for special instructions prior to the steps above.

For more information about Co-op Education and CPT, please visit the Co-operative Education (Co-op) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT)  page.

Eligible Coursework:


To satisfy the requirements for the Industrial Experience, students must declare their intention to pursue the track and complete a minimum of one semester of an approved internship/CPT using zero-credit courses.

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