ECE Cooperative Education Program with Industry

ECE Cooperative Education Coordinator: Scott Sudhoff
ECE Cooperative Education Assistant: Jamie Seadeek

Office: MSEE Room 140
Phone: (765) 494-3390
Fax: (765) 494-3393

A cooperative education program is offered that enables a limited number of qualified students to obtain paid industrial experience related to engineering with selected industries while completing the requirements for an engineering degree. To qualify for the program, students will be required to have a scholastic index that places them in the upper half of the freshman engineering class at the end of the first year.

A student desiring to participate in the program should contact the cooperative education program coordinator early in the second semester of the freshman year. On the basis of the first semester's scholastic index, qualified students will be selected for the program on a tentative basis. After completing the year's work with the required index and after acceptance as a cooperative program employee by a University-approved employer, a student can formally enter the program. After finishing the program, a student receives the regular engineering degree and a certificate indicating completion of the cooperative education program with industry. 

Student Experiences

Purdue Professional Practice Program

The Office of Professional Practice (OPP) facilitates the experiential education and professional practice of Purdue University students within the academic environment of the institution and its global partners, participates in academic research within the field of professional practice, and assists academic units with enhanced employer engagement.

Committed to fostering a holistic student experience, the OPP offers formal programs in 5-Session Co-op, 3-Session Co-op, internship, and research formats. OPP also facilitates the Global Engineering Alliance for Research and Education (GEARE), Purdue’s premier international work experience program. Purdue designs Professional Practice programs to combine practical on-the-job experiences with the classroom training of a four-year college curriculum.

F-1 Visa Student Information

Information for Students Returning from a Work Session

Students returning from their work session must submit the following forms (obtained via your academic advisor) to MSEE 140 by Friday of the first week of classes.  

  • Work Session Record and Evaluation
  • Student Performance Appraisal
  • Work Report