Co-Ops and Capstone Design: Are They Interchangeable?
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Many engineering schools in the United States provide opportunities for their undergraduate students to gain practical, real-world experience in their chosen disciplines. Cooperative education is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience, commonly known as a co-op, provides academic credit (and pay) for such an experience. Discusses the benefits of these working experiences, focusing on capstone design courses.