ENGR 395: Undergraduate Internship Course for Credit

 This Brief Webinar Will

  • Enrollment requirements

  • Application Process

  • Course Requirements

  • Understanding CPT

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Register for ENGR 395 if you would like to
receive technical elective credit for working in an internship/co-op.
The course is graded Credit/No Credit. To get a passing grade, you will need to complete a 10-page technical report graded by a faculty member within your academic department.  View sample Syllabus.
  • Fall/Spring Semesters: 2 units*
  • Summer Session: 1 unit*
  • Co-Op**: 3 units* over 2 semesters 
*Students are financially responsible for the per-unit cost **If you are interested in a co-op, please schedule an appointment on Viterbi Career Gateway to discuss the additional details.

Eligibility Requirements

Completed at least three semesters of engineering curriculum

2.6 + GPA

Work experience in the internship directly relates to your respective engineering major

Working at least 15-20 hours per week during the fall/spring semesters. During the summer, you can work up to 40 hours per week.

               Application Checklist

  • Completed Course Summary: The completed course summary can be found on Oasis. Please provide a one-page screenshot that includes your grades and GPA to date.
  • Offer Letter & Job Description: Submit an offer letter provided by the company on the company letterhead. The offer letter must provide a start and end date. You will also need to submit a detailed job description. The description should provide enough information to determine that the internship is related to the your major. See Sample Job Description.
  • Academic Advising : It is the student's responsibility to check in with their academic advisor and discuss how the credit for the ENGR 395 course will or will not impact  academic progress, including credits needed for graduation. You should also consult with your advisor whether or not your department will grant technical elective credit for ENGR 395.
  • Faculty: the student is responsible for seeking out a faculty within their academic department that agrees to grade their technical report.  The syllabus should be shared with them so they understand the course and their responsibility. If you need recommendations, consult with the ENGR 395 Course Coordinator. View Sample Syllabus.

  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT): International students must submit a CPT I-20 Request Form to the Office of International Services' (OIS) Trojan International System. Students must be enrolled in the internship course before submitting the request to OIS.   

Summer 2023 Registration Will Open Monday, March 20th at 8:30AM!

Deadline to Register for Summer Classes is: July 6th

CPT & International Student Information

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Published on July 1st, 2021

Last updated on March 20th, 2023