Western's Industry Internship Program (IIP) allows qualified students the opportunity to pursue career related positions in industry for 12 to 16 months after completion of their second last year in the Bachelor of Engineering Science degree program. This Industry Internship Program is available to students in all undergraduate programs in the Faculty. Upon graduation, the students will receive a transcript notation identifying their degree as Bachelor of Engineering Science in XXX with Professional Internship.
In addition to the industrial experience and competitive salary gained through the industry internship, a maximum of 12 months of this employment may be used towards the four years experience required for licensing as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
Any student who is completing the second last year of an Engineering program, has a 65% average, a solid academic background and has attended the Preparation and Training Workshops, may enroll in the Industry Internship Program. Students interested in the IIP must apply on-line no later than the end of November in their second last year (usually third year).
Students in the Industry Internship Program register in 3.0 courses for a 12-month placement (ES 3351
, ES 3352
and ES 3353
) and 4.0 courses for a 16-month placement (ES 3351
, ES 3352
, ES 3353
and ES 3354
). Furthermore, the IIP requires submission of a report to the Engineering Career Services Office and a satisfactory evaluation of the intern's performance by the employer. Please note that participation in this program will delay graduation by one year. A special tuition is charged to students in the Internship Program.