MET CO-OP Program

Mechanical Engineering Technology CO-OP Program

The mechanical engineering technology (MET) program promotes an optional co-op plan for interested students. Employers with longer-term needs often provide opoortunities for students int eh form of co-op employment which overlaps with the traditioanl school calendar. Co-op jobs leads are passed to studetns through the Penn State Behrend Academic and Career Planning Center and Nittany Lion Career Network and are often found at the College Career Fairs each year.

In order for the co-op plan to work without extending the students' stay in college more than the time they spend away at the co-op position, the candidate should have complete the MET Program, JUNIOR year courses.

A typical co-op plan would look like the following:

PLAN 1: CO-OP Starts Immediately After the 6th Semester

Summer & Fall, 7th Semester Spring, 8th Semester
MET 495 CO-OP + summer internship for credit Technical Elective Select from school Approved List
Approximately June 1 - December 15 S/H/A Elective Select from Gen Ed List
S/H/A Elective Select from Gen Ed List
S/H/A Elective Select from Gen Ed List
BB H/KINES Select from University List
3 credits 13.5 credits
Fall, 9th Semester
MET 432 Fluid Power
MET 425 Finite Element Analysis, Applications I
MET 470 Materials Engineering
MET 480 Senior Capstone
Technical Elective Select from School Approved List
S/H/A Elective Select from Gen Ed List
16 credits

 

PLAN 2: CO-OP Starts Immediately After the 7th Semester

Fall, 7th Semester Spring, 8th Semester & Summer
MET 432 Fluid Power MET 495 CO-OP + summer internship for credit
MET 425 Finite Element Analysis, Applicatons II Approximately January 1-August 15
MET 470 Materials Engineering
Technical Elective Select from School Approved List
S/H/A Elective Select from Gen Ed List
15 credits 3 credits
Fall, 9th Semester
MET 480 Senior Capstone
Technical Elective Select from School Approved List
S/H/A Elective Select from Gen Ed List
S/H/A Elective Select from Gen Ed List
S/H/A Elective Select from Gen Ed List
BB H/KINES Select from University List
14.5 credits