A 300-hour internship is required of all students in the Multidisciplinary Engineering Design (MDE) option. For questions or more information, contact Doug Schumer, associate teaching professor of engineering design, at [email protected] or 610-648-3355.
Typically, the internship is taken in the summer between the junior and senior years of the program, but other times are possible with approval of the engineering faculty. The opportunity should provide students with a professional engineering work experience and expose the student to elements of the engineering design process.
During the work experience, the students will be enrolled in a one-credit internship course (EDSGN 495) with faculty supervision.
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering under the supervision of an engineer in a real-world industrial position.
- Participate in the design on an engineering system to be determined by the internship opportunity.
- Identify, formulate and solve computer engineering problems within the scope of the internship opportunity and these skills will be evaluated by the supervisor during the internship period.
- Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility though a written final report at the conclusion of the internship experience.
- Generate a written report at conclusion of internship and work performance will be evaluated by the supervisor at two times during the internship experience.
- Demonstrate the understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context in the final report at the conclusion of the internship. The nature of the impact will vary depending on the context of the internship acquired.
- Utilize modern software and hardware tools to be determined by the nature of the internship opportunity.