Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 2990 - Cooperative Education

Catalog Description:

A cooperative education program involves a full-time planned and supervised work experience in industry during the semester or the equivalent on a part-time basis. A written report of the student’s activities will be required. May be elected four semesters for a maximum of twelve semester credit hours. Must be taken on a credit/no credit basis.

Credits: 1 to 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (Arr.)

Prerequisites by Topic:

  1. Student must be in good academic standing and be in a curriculum in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  2. Student must have completed the sophomore year.
  3. Student must fill out Student Co-op Registration Card.
  4. Student must provide a job description from the employer, and have the work experience approved by the Cooperative Education Director.

Course Requirements:

  1. Student must submit a written evaluation of their performance from their immediate supervisor.
  2. Student must submit a report of their co-op experience upon completion. Instructions will be provided after course registration
  3. Students must complete an exit interview with the Cooperative Education Director, at the completion of the work semester.



Course Coordinator:

Fred Sitkins, M.A.

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
F-231 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: (269) 276-3375

Revision Date: Spring 2009


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA
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