Feb 22, 2020
ME 298 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Internship or Technical Elective
Credit Hours: 3
This internship is designed to provide realistic, hands-on training by companies in the field of mechanical engineering technology. This work experience, along with the academic program, will enable the students to prepare for entrance into a competitive work environment. Additionally, the internship experience will create potential employment opportunities and a bond between the student, the college and the engineering technology community.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- function effectively on teams;
- communicate effectively; utilize oral/written skills to communicate effectively in an engineering technology workplace; develop communicative skills essential for procuring a position, including resume, interview and related communications; understand the communication process and its roles in interpersonal communication and written correspondence;
- complete a job application package (cover letter, resume, etc.) and demonstrate effective job search and interview skills;
- recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning;
- understand professional ethical and social responsibilities;
- appreciate the respect for diversity and acknowledge contemporary professional, societal and global issues;
- commit to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement;
- apply basic mechanical engineering technology skills on the job; assist engineers, technologists, and technicians in the performance of various assignments which may involve fluid power, instrumentation, thermodynamics, electric machine systems, and machine design;
- demonstrate effective use of time and ability to manage stress; and
- identify and utilize effective human relation skills; demonstrate ability to accept and utilize constructive criticism to improve performance in the workplace; demonstrate ability to assess his/her job performance and personal habits as they relate to the workplace.
Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA minimum, 21 MET credit hours minimum and MET faculty recommendations.