Co-ops & Internship

Students participate in and learn about the design, development, evaluation and testing of electro-mechanical motion control systems, specifically Inertial Guidance Test Systems or Flight Motion Simulators. Inertial Guidance Test Systems are used to test and calibrate navigational instruments and sensors, whereas Flight Motion Simulators are used to emulate missile flight via Hardware-In-The-Loop simulations.

Co-op and intern students in EE, MechE, and CS can look forward to challenges in the following areas:

Computer Science and Software Engineering

  • Systems software
  • Driver routines, working with make files synchronization and multithreaded programming
  • Embedded processors
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Working with real-time operating systems
  • Protocols
  • Interfaces


Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical design of motion control systems and subsystems
  • Servo system design
  • Integration and testing of motion simulation systems
  • Installation and testing at customer site
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • FPGA design
  • CAD


Mechanical Engineering

  • Machine design
  • Basic statics and dynamics
  • Kinematics
  • CAD
  • Fluid mechanics and hydraulics
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Finite Element Analysis



  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • College freshman or sophomore
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Majoring in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science