In "EE 399 − Summer Practice I" and "EE 499 − Summer Practice II" courses, students are expected to complete their summer internships, where each of internship must last a minimum of 20 working days. The summer practice courses are designed to engage students in the practical experience of the electrical and electronics engineering profession. Upon successful completion of these courses, students will be able to:
- Observe the application of theoretical knowledge.
- Enhance the occupational experience.
- Get hands-on experience with workshop tasks (e.g., soldering, wiring, layout, data collection using basic measurement equipment, operating electrical engineering equipment, etc.).
- Get hands-on experience with tasks requiring active participation (e.g., hardware, electronics card design, manufacturing line work, calibration, and quality testing).
- Exercise technical writing skills in reporting the activities.
- Familiarize yourself with the industry and working conditions.
- To make a conscious career decision after graduation.
- The summer practice period should not be spent on activities such as; training, coursework, studying for classes, learning a new programming language, examining manuals and catalogs, etc. These activities can only be done in support of main engineering activities.
- Summer practice cannot be done while attending the summer school.
- It is expected that trainees must actively participate in technical activities during the summer practice.
- If the engineering content assigned to the trainee is "weak;" or the trainee is not engaged in any projects to work on, it is the trainee's responsibility to talk to the mentoring engineer and find a solution. Moreover, it is the trainee's responsibility to find another institution/company for summer practice if the problems are not handled.
- Not having enough work to do at the institution/company will not be a valid excuse to submit a poor summer practice report.
- The responsibility of performing a successful summer practice belongs to the trainee.
- Having an internship in different departments of the same institution for 40 working days does not mean that the "EE 399 − Summer Practice I" and "EE 499 − Summer Practice II" requirements are completed at once. It does not comply with the internship regulations to complete two internships in the same institution and complete internships together in the same summer period when not in graduation status.
- If you have no more than this summer for your graduation, you are allowed to do the double compulsory internship in the same summer. Otherwise, it is not possible to do double compulsory internships in the same summer.
- In companies operating on Saturdays, you can add Saturdays as the working days.
Institutional Criteria for the Internship:
- Universities cannot be internship places.
- The institution/company must have at least five (5) employees.
- There must be at least one (1) full-time Electrical and Electronics Engineer in the institution/company.
- A full-time Electrical-Electronics Engineer in the institution/company should watch over the trainee assigned to him.
- The internship institution/company must be performing at least one of the following activities; research, development, design, testing, and production activities.
- Institutions/Companies dealing only with commerce cannot be internship places.
For more information on summer practice courses, please check the Career Center's webpage.
Department's Internship Coordinator: Asst. Prof. Aykut Yildiz