Cooperative Education Opportunities in Engineering Management

Engineering Managers integrate engineering technology, management systems, and business. Concepts such as project management, quality management, engineering economics and statistical analysis are utilized in a variety of industries. Read below to discover the opportunities that exist for you in:

  • Manufacturing
  • Utility Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Financial Services
  • Supply & Distribution


Skills Engineering Management Co-op students gain on work assignments include:

  • Familiarity with FDA regulations
  • Material flow and document control
  • Evaluation and implementation of programs
  • Communication with colleagues and management level staff

Major Accomplishments:

  • Transferred a major product line from domestic facility in US to facility in Mexico
  • Organized and coordinated translation and implementation of documents
  • Coordinated and facilitated weekly team meetings
  • Implemented computerized management system for data center equipment
  • Managed capital projects including initiatives, upgrades and renovations

Utility Companies

Skills developed on co-op assignments in this area are:

  • Documentation of test procedures
  • Budget management, including cost control and project cost-estimates
  • Engineering, technical and risk analysis
  • Excel, PowerPoint

Major accomplishments include:

  • Conducted customer site visits to verify maintenance / operational status of energy system
  • Developed a program to record and analyze data in benchmarking process
  • Identified and reported an operational problem between programs
  • Provided root cause analysis
  • Wrote programs to track budget and capital spending
  • Created management presentations using PowerPoint

Consulting Firms

Skills developed on co-op assignments in this area are:

  • Technology risk assessment
  • Database security
  • Computer systems analysis
  • Communication systems analysis

Major Accomplishments:

  • Determined business risk and integrated audit of information systems
  • Retrieved and analyzed lost data
  • Evaluated information security, network and telecommunications security systems
  • Consulted business contingency planning
  • Analyzed operating systems and database integrity

Financial Services

Skills developed on co-op assignments in this area are:

  • Database development
  • Web design
  • Report writing and documentation
  • Programming

Major Accomplishments:

  • Created databases to measure the performance of Global Systems Operations unit
  • Developed calculation program to determine performances values
  • Automated processes to aid in creation of monthly performance report
  • Designed Website to allow for web-based distribution of various reports

Supply & Distribution

Skills developed on co-op assignments in this area are:

  • Cost and process analysis
  • Business and operational planning
  • Reporting, analysis, and evaluation of operations

Major Accomplishments:

  • Analyzed prior cost planning and created databases to forecast business trends
  • Developed and performed process analysis for operations improvement
  • Prepared and maintained payroll expense reports for audit and review
  • Performed time study analysis and generated an operating plan for optimal vehicle management