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  • Receive MAE Technical Elective credit

    Students may register in an internship course during fall, spring, or summer C semesters to gain credit hours toward technical electives. Because this is a course you are receiving credit for, you must register prior to the start of the term. We cannot retroactively give credit after the fact. Please note, internship credit goes towards technical electives only; this will not count as a Specialization Elective. Students can only have up to 3 credit hours of internship credit count towards their degree. Currently we only offer the following course:

    • 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. Students can take this course up to 3 times (3 separate semesters) to obtain 3 credit hours. Carefully read and complete the Internship Registration Request form on our forms page, then email it along with your offer letter to advising@mae.ufl.edu during registration if you wish to be enrolled in this course. Also note, our engineering representative from the Career Connection Center may reach out to you to collect your resume and internship offer letter.

    Speaking of 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.

    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.