How Co-op Program Works

Eligibility

  1. The student must have completed at least 36 credits in their engineering program and maintain a GPA of 2.5 at the time they apply for the co-op program.
  2. The student must complete at least 9 additional semester credits after the first co-op period and maintain a GPA of 2.5 to continue with the second co-op period.
     

Co-op positions

There will be two ways to arrange for the co-op:
  1. Through the official NJIT Career Development Services (CDS) - Companies will be recruited by CDS which would provide an on-line "Wanted Ads" booklet of available positions with descriptions and salary ranges, and CDS will organize on-campus interviews.
  2. By direct contact between student and company (which requires final approval from CDS and department co-op advisor.
     

Co-op curricular requirements

Students must also complete ENGR 210 (Career Planning Seminar for Engineers) as a prerequisite to joining the co-op program.  ENGR 210 provides engineering students with multidisciplinary and career planning skills in a seminar environment with emphasis on career planning, resume writing, and interview skills.

No other classes or curricular requirements will be imposed by participating in a co-op, except for a written report at the end of each co-op period and short on-line monthly reports. The grade for ENGR 310 and ENGR 410 will be either satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U).

The Co-op course will appear on the transcript, and the name of the company that the student works for will appear on the bottom of the transcript as part of a note.
 

Tuition

There will be no tuition associated with the two 12-credit courses, ENGR 310 and ENGR 410. The student will be required to pay the student fee for the semester (12-credit fee??).
 

Taking classes while on co-op

During the Fall or Spring semester, a co-op student can take up to two additional courses. During the summer, a co-op student can only take one additional course. The tuition for the additional course(s) will billed on a per credit basis.
 

Financial aid

The registration of the co-op course will allow the student to be considered full-time for the purpose of federal/state financial aid.  If eligible, the student will be entitled to take out student loans and receive state/federal aid.  The student will not be entitled to receive university scholarship during the semester the co-op course is registered.  However, the student will remain eligible to receive his/her university scholarship upon completion of the semester.  The semester when the student enrolled in co-op will not count against the total number of semesters the student is entitled to the university scholarship.