ECE 504 Co-op
M.S. students can use up to eight credits of ECE 504 internship work as part of their nine elective credits for a coursework-only M.S. program or as part of their twelve elective credits for a thesis M.S. program. The co-op work must involve some type of design work to qualify, as these are graduate level credits and therefore need to be equivalent to graduate level classes.
Students obtain co-op position offers by submitting applications to appropriate companies.
To enroll in ECE 504, U.S. citizens submit a By Arrangement Request form and an ECE co-op and liability release form. These forms must be signed by the faculty adviser and Graduate Program Director before submission.
An international student must have completed three full-time terms as an enrolled M.S. student, be enrolled in ECE 504 co-op as Curricular Practical Training, and must need the ECE 504 credits as part of their nine credits of graduate electives for coursework-only M.S. or as part of their twelve credits of graduate electives for the thesis M.S. Therefore, to be eligible for co-op work, they need to save some of their elective credits.
International Students must also submit the following items to the PSU Office of International Affairs: CPT form, a copy of their offer letter, copy of the By Arrangement Request form, and if in their final term and taking less that 9 credits, a Reduced Courseload form. These forms must be signed by the faculty advisor and the Graduate Program Director before submission.