The SOET Professional Experience requirement is intended to document those experiences which help expose SOET students to the expectations of their professional prior to graduation. This may occur through industrial experience, technical or administrative involvement with community service, military service, et cetera. Approval has been granted for the following experiences. Additional experiences may also satisfy this graduation requirement. Requests for approval should be submitted to the SOET Curriculum Subcommittee Chair for consideration, allowing at least four academic weeks for review and response.
Table 1: Approved Professional Experiences
Any TECH Professional Practice course (co-op, intern, etc.)
MET 29900 Internship for Credit
EPICS courses, minimum of two
Any approved internship (assuming student and/or employer provide documentation)
Military service (ROTC completion, reservist, active duty, veteran)
Supervised undergraduate research experiences or laboratory assistantships (e.g., employed in the AEL as lab technician)
Independent study - by petition to ensure the project meets the spirit of the requirement
Professional society/club activities (e.g., led the Solar Racing team) - by petition
Any approved employment or industry project
* Approval Key:
- Automatic - student participation in this professional experience is already documented through existing means.
- Advisor - advisor reviews student’s experience to determine if it meets the spirit of the Professional Experience requirement.
- Faculty - designated committee reviews student’s experience to determine if it meets the spirit of the Professional Experience requirement