SECTION III:  U.K. Mining Engineering co-op program

 

            Numerous co-operative training opportunities are available between the coal industry and Kentucky mining engineering students. These programs offer on-the-job training, with a steady income, to students who elect to co-op.  Typically, a student will take a minimum of five years to complete the program, while spending alternate periods of the spring, summer and fall academic year in industry. Co-op programs are arranged between the student and the sponsoring company.  Admission to the College of Engineering is a requisite for entering the program.  These programs offer excellent training opportunities and provide a basis for long-term employment, should the co-op prove to be mutually compatible between the student and the sponsoring company.  Experience shows that it is frequently desirable for two co-op students to alternate with a given sponsor so that living quarters at the University of Kentucky and in the location of the sponsoring company can be shared.  Hence, when one student is in school, the other student is working. 

 

            In addition to the student's mining engineering advisor, help with co-op education can be obtained from the College of Engineering Co-op Education Office, (859) 257-8864.  Additional details can be found at the COE Co-op website, http://www.engr.uky.edu/coop/index.html. 

 

 

UK MINING ENGINEERING CO-OP CLASS/WORK SCHEDULE OPTIONS

 

THREE WORK TOURS

 

YEAR

GRADE

SEMESTER

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

1

Freshman

Class

Class

Vacation

2

Sophomore

Class

Class

Vacation

3

Junior 1

Class

Work

Class

4

Junior 2

Work

Class

Work

5

Senior

Class

Class

UK Alum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOUR WORK TOURS

 

YEAR

GRADE

SEMESTER

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

1

Freshman

Class

Class

Vacation

2

Sophomore

Class

Class

Work

3

Junior 1

Class

Work

Class

4

Junior 2

Work

Class

Work

5

Senior

Class

Class

UK Alum

 

 

 

 

 


FIVE WORK TOURS

 

YEAR

GRADE

SEMESTER

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

1

Freshman

Class

Class

Class

2

Sophomore

Work

Class

Work

3

Junior

Work

Class

Work

4

Senior 1

Class

Class

Work

5

Senior 2

Class

UK Alum

UK Alum

 

 

 

 

 

 

*In order to retain full-time status, registration for EGR 399 is required.  This one-hour pass/fail course allows the co-op office to act on behalf of the student in matters related to pre-registration, housing, ID validation and other activities.  Up to three hours may be applied toward the supportive elective requirement.