Internship/Co-op Credits

Receive MAE Technical Elective credit

Students may register in one of the following courses below during any term: fall, spring, or summer to gain credit hours toward technical electives. Because these are courses you are receiving credit for, you must register prior to the start of the term. We cannot retroactively give credit after the fact. Students can enroll in internship/co-op credits a total of three times (with the exception of EML4930) to achieve a total of 3 credits toward Technical Electives (3 separate semesters = 3 credit hours). Please note, these are options towards technical electives only; these will not count as Specialization Electives.

  • OPTION 1: EML4930 is a 3 credit hour online internship class in which students complete weekly assignments, participate in discussions, and receive a letter grade. This course may only be taken once. Email advising@mae.ufl.edu during registration if you wish to be enrolled in this course.

  • OPTION 2: EML4945 is a 1 credit hour course that requires a supervisor evaluation and student work report toward the end of the semester. There are no weekly assignments and the final grade will be S/U. Carefully read and complete the Internship Registration Request form on our forms page, then email it to advising@mae.ufl.edu during registration if you wish to be enrolled in this course.

Have you visited the Career Connection Center (C3)? We encourage you to explore what all the C3 has to offer as they have many resources for students looking for internships, career advice, and much more. Please also visit the Career Services – Engineering page for more resources.

If you have any questions about internship credit, email advising@mae.ufl.edu from your Gatorlink email account and include your UFID.

Summer requirement waiver petitions

The summer hours requirement may be waived for students who complete an internship or study abroad program in the summer term. The requirement may also be waived for military service, documented financial hardship, or other extenuating circumstances. This is a short-form petition. It does require documentation and your major department’s support.

If you are requesting it to be waived because of a summer internship, please provide a signed letter from your employer stating the dates you interned. This cannot be an offer letter as they only prove you were offered an internship, not that you completed it.

Do not submit the petition until you have completed your internship or study abroad.

The Summer Waiver petition form can be found on our forms page. The waiver, employer letter, and personal statement can be sent to advising@mae.ufl.edu and we will fill out the interviewing officer portion for you.