By Natha Kuptasthien
Engineering Schools in Colleges and Universities play vital roles as knowledge sources and innovation creators. Engineering curricula are well designed to prepare the student with knowledge, skill and attitude for entering real-life work environment. Though, employers of new engineers have higher expectations. Therefore, an industry – university collaboration can increase opportunity and benefits to both organizations to involve in the process of producing qualified engineers. This paper discusses long-term industry-university cooperation by encouraging continuous cooperative activities through Co-Op program, Pre-project and Project courses. This research shows the cooperation between an industry and university with longer term with one to one and a half year. A data collection and a satisfaction survey show a higher trend in numbers of participative industrial companies and a high satisfaction on senior engineering students’ competencies in both activities.
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