MET-Internship for Credit Program

MET-Internship for Credit Program

Mechanical Engineering Technology, Internship for Credit Program

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science program at Penn State Behrend offers a 3-6 credit internship course for those students entering their senior year in the major. The course is structured to provide students an opportunity to experience the job performance expectations placed on professionals within the modern industrial environment. This industrial work experience is very valuable and provides both the sponsoring company and the senior student many benefits. The senior is expected to complete approximately 120 hours of engineering or engineering related tasks for completion of the proposed project(s), and is expected to perform this work during the summer months (for additional requirements see below).

Most often, this internship (MET495) is used to substitute for the required Senior Industrial Project, MET 485.

Course Requirements

  1. Obtain summer employment as an engineering intern.
  2. Complete the Internship Agreement Form.
  3. Complete 120 hours of engineering related tasks for each three (3) credits.
  4. Participate in online course discussion. For this requirement, the student will also need to have access to a computer with Internet capabilities and use an online messenger application software.
  5. Submit weekly emails to the faculty supervisor.
  6. Complete quizzes, assignments, and required information as prescribed by the instructor.
  7. Prepare a twenty (20) minute presentation highlighting your internship experience.
  8. Obtain the completed internship evaluation form from their employer and submit it to the faculty supervisor.
  9. Register for MET 480 in the fall semester directly after your internship.


  1. Student must have senior standing.
  2. Course prerequisites must be fulfilled: IET 216, MET 210W, MET 306, MET 320, and MET 330.
  3. A GPA of 3.0 or better must be maintained in METBD course work and a 2.5 overall GPA average must be maintained.

To formally apply for a summer internship for credit, please contact Mr. Shannon Sweeney or Mr. Fred Nitterright.