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Summer Practice

SUMMER PRACTICE REGULATIONS

1.  Students of  METU Northern Cyprus Campus Engineering Programs are required to  participate in an industrial summer practice program in addition to the fulfillment of course and laboratory studies as required by the B.S. degree curriculum.

2.  Departments of the Engineering Program specify the following regarding the summer practice: the year of practice, duration, topics to be covered, time to be spent on each topic, type of companies acceptable for summer practice. The minimum duration of summer practice for each Department is given in the Summer Practice Performance Report Page (Page 3-5). 

3.  For each program, an academic member is assigned for administering/evaluating the summer practice affairs and student reports. 

4.  The Board of Engineering Programs, coordinates proceedings of summer practice in terms of conditions common to all programs

5. Students who find their summer practice positions must submit satisfactory information about the prospective workplace and should obtain an approval of their Program Coordiator or Summer Practice Coordinator before starting the summer practice. Please be warned that practice at an unapproved institution carries the risk that the summer practice not be accepted.

6. Each summer practice candidate should obtain a "Summer Practice Guide". This guide gives general information on summer practice and contains the necessary paperwork. Students should daily record all work they perform during the practice. These notes are later copied to the Report Book in accordance with the "Summer Practice Report Format". The student submits the report during the registration period of the semester following the summer practice.. Students who do not submit their reports at the end of assigned period, are considered not to have fulfilled the summer practice. In addition to this report, the student might be asked for documents including additional information on the work accomplished.

7. If a report does not conform with the standards given by the "Summer Practice Report Format", the student will be asked to modify the report within two weeks, if the summer practice was otherwise successful. If the student does not hand in the updated report within this period, or if the report is rejected, the summer practice must be repeated by the student.

8.  Every student must deliver the summer practice forms, marked "CONFIDENTIAL" in this guide, to the employer at the start of the summer practice. At the end of the practice, one copy of these forms is sent directly to the Registrar's Office by registered mail.It is the students responsibility to ensure that the report is mailed by the employer. Thesecond copy is retained in the employer's files. 

9. A student who receives an average "F"  on his / her performance report, or who receives

an "F" in attendance grade, is required to repeat the summer practice.

10. Summer practice grades will be reported to the Registrar's Office at the end of above procedures..

SUMMER PRACTICE REPORT FORMAT 
1. The report should comply with the summer practice program principles.
2. The report should be in English.
3. The report should be written using Microsoft Word:

-  Main headings are to be centered and written in capital letters and boldface.
-  Sub-titles should be written in small letters and boldface. Drawings and figures should conform to acceptable engineering standards.

4. Each report should contain the following sections:

Cover Page
Table of Contents: section titles with corresponding page numbers
List of Figures: figure captions with corresponding page numbers
List of Tables: Should have the corresponding page numbers.

1. INTRODUCTION:

1.1 Company Description: company name, company location(s), organizational structure of the company, number and duties of engineers employed (if available), main area of business, a brief history of the company
1.2 Summer Practice:  The aim and scope of the summer practice, information about the summer practice location, duration, field(s), types of work/projects carried out can be summarized.

2. ACTIVITIES: A detailed description of everything that has been done and observed during summer practice should be given. A daily/weekly activity log is expected. The necessary data, tables and diagrams should be numbered. If data/results are excessive (not necessarily relevant), they can be placed in the “APPENDIX”.
3. SUMMARY: Activities should be summarized, the experience gained during the summer practice should be assessed, recommendations should be made.

APPENDIX: All related data, tables and drawings that are excessive and not necessarily related to the main body of the report.