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Enrich Your Education

Learning happens in many settings, not just the classroom. Take advantage of all UMassD has to offer and gain a real-world context to your education. So get involved in undergraduate research, internships, and study abroad. It is never too early to start and these opportunities will help to build your résumé for future employment.

We make referrals to UMassD’s Career Center for services such as:

  • individualized coaching around internships, co-op and job-seeking skills
  • resumé writing, interviewing, networking
  • workshops & job fairs
  • recruitment interviews with regional & national organizations
  • online information tools

An internship is an integral part of engineering education. Professional learning experiences in industry and government let you to apply classroom learning to real-world situations. They can help you:

  • acquire professional experience
  • discover your interests within your major
  • develop practical engineering skills and judgement
  • explore the types of employment available in the field
  • build resume credentials
  • enhance career and graduate school potential

Most majors within the College of Engineering allows students to earn and apply up to three credits for their internship experience as EGR 490. These credits must be pre-approved and more information is available on our Internship & Co-op page.

The University Honors College:

  • promotes a lifelong love of learning and creative activity
  • encourages the spirit of community responsibility
  • enables you to undertake original research or creative work in your chosen field
  • prepares you for graduate study and/or professional employment

If you're interested in the honors college within engineering, contact center staff for more information.

During senior year, small teams of engineering students collaborate to work on real-world, industry-specific challenges that demand analysis, proposals, prototypes, and solutions for College of Engineering partners.

Each capstone group:

  • conducts background research
  • translates project requirements into quantitative and testable specifications
  • completes benchmarking
  • considers multiple potential solutions to design problem
  • devises testing procedures; select and specify one design solution
  • constructs a prototype (product projects)
  • prepares for implementation (process projects)
  • tests and revises the prototype or process to meet project requirements
  • evaluates the prototype or process

Learn more about the Capstone Program experience.

Students who get involved in engineering and other campus student organizations get the most out of their university experience. Explore:

The College of Engineering and the Office of Study Abroad are committed to making study abroad opportunities available to students. The highly prescribed, structured nature of engineering curricula is often the biggest obstacle to students studying abroad for a semester. We work closely with students throughout this process to attain a global experience and maintain progress toward degree completion. While these are not the only options available to students, these programs have been preapproved by the college in an effort to facilitate the study abroad process.

We have formalized opportunities for:

  • Bioengineering at the sophomore level
  • Civil Engineering at the junior level (coming soon)
  • Computer Science at the junior level (coming soon)
  • Mechanical Engineering at the junior/senior level (winter break program)

Reach out to an ES3 or Study Abroad advisor today!

Working on research problems, under the supervision of a faculty member, can enhance your educational experience and open doors to employment and graduate studies. Learn more:

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