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Engineering Co-op Program

We believe that experience in industry or a research lab is a critical part of an undergraduate engineering education. All Sweet Briar engineering students must complete an engineering co-op.

Sweet Briar engineering students have worked in a variety of industries doing various types of engineering. These experiences are often beneficial in securing employment after graduation.   

Student fulfill the co-op requirment through the course ENGR 378, generally during the summer. Engineering faculty and Career Services can help students find appropriate opportunities. Prof. Scott Pierce advises co-op students.

Our students have worked at, for example:

AREVAThe Babcock & Wilcox Company
The Clorox CompanyFlowserve
Naval Surface Warfare CenterDuke University-Environmental Engineering REU
Naval Air Warfare CenterFleetwoodGoldcoWyward
Adaptive Design AssociationEdison2
NovatechHDR


ENGR 378 (1)
Engineering Co-op
Prerequisites: ENGR 120 and sophomore standing. Students will learn through hands-on experience obtained in an industrial or research setting with practicing engineers. Students receive one hour of co-op credit for 8 weeks of full-time, paid employment that has been approved by the engineering faculty. The student’s work is evaluated by the employer and by an engineering faculty member through reports and presentations. This course is graded P/CR/NC only.