Industrial and Management Engineering (IME) students can often enrich their undergraduate experience through the co-op program. With proper planning, it is possible for a student in the IME program to take a co-op assignment and still graduate with his/her class. This requires that some courses (e.g., free electives) be taken at a college near the work assignment and during summer. If this is not possible, a co-op assignment will, most likely, delay graduation butt this must be weighed against the valuable work experience that a co-op provides.
Before taking up the co-op assignment, the student should set up a degree plan with his/her advisor. The degree plan should list all the courses required for the IME degree and specify when they will be taken. For further information on co-op assignments in Industrial and Management Engineering, please consult your faculty advisor.