SUMMER PRATICE PROGRAM ME300
FOR 3rd YEAR STUDENTS
The objective of the summer practice program for 3rd year students is to familiarize students with various types of organizations in which they are likely to work after graduation. This program aims to acquaint the students with the practical and applied aspects of their theoretical background they have acquired so far. This summer practice also enables the students to analyze the non-engineering departments of the enterprise, and to understand the interrelations between these units and the technical departments.
Possible fields of summer practice are as follows:
1. Production Units
(b) Power plants
2. Engineering Design, R/D and Consulting Offices
(a) Design and R/D departments of factories
(b) Design and R/D and engineering consulting firms
(c) Project planning and R/D departments of state and public enterprises
During the summer practice, students are required to study the following topics and include them in their reports:
I. Administrative and organizational departments (e.g. accounting office, sales department, engineering department, marketing, etc.)
(a) A brief description of each department and its function
(b) Administrative relationship between departments
(c) Standard office practices (e.g. database, data processing practices and/or filing systems, correspondence systems, forms used, etc.)
II. Factors that have been taken into consideration in selecting the location of the organization (e.g. labor force, proximity to water, energy resources, raw materials and market, government support, etc.)
III. Work to be done during the summer practice (It depends on the possible fields of summer practice; i.e. factory, power plant, design, R/D, consulting offices, etc. The content can be found in the following sections).
IV. Regulatory topics (e.g. job safety measures, regulations, etc.)
Summer Practice in Factories
1. An assessment of the site plan
2. An assessment of production
(a) Type of production system
(b) Description of products
(c) Plant layout
i) Layout of machines and assembly lines
ii) Material handling methods
iii) Raw material storage, storage methods used for semi-finished and finished products.
(d) Product design
(e) Process planning
(f) Work order release and order dispatching
(g) Production planning and scheduling
(h) Production control
3. Usage of software in management and production (Hardware and software used by the company should be described).
4. Assessment of the automation level in the factory.
5. Cost analysis (determination of the total cost and sale price of a sample product)
6. Assessment of quality control systems used for raw materials and products.
7. Description of the auxiliary services such as water, compressed air and industrial gas storage, power station, etc.
8. An assessment of maintenance and repair services in the factory.
9. An assessment of factory wastes and their effect on environmental pollution.
10. Appraisal of the products and the company in conjunction with the position of the company in the domestic and foreign markets, export and import of the products and the overall integration of the company with the world markets
11. An assessment of the future development plans of the factory.
Summer Practice in Power Plants
1. An assessment of the site plan.
2. Description of the energy production system.
(a) Source of energy (a complete analysis of the source in terms of its quality, capacity, efficiency and availability).
(b) Description and assessment of each unit (e.g. turbines, boilers, control units, generators, electric distribution units, etc.)
(c) Assessment of raw material storage facilities (e.g. storage and transportation of coal, fuel oil and water, flow rate etc.)
(d) Assessment of safety rules and practices.
(e) Production planning.
3. Usage of software in management and production (Hardware and software used should be described).
4. Assessment of the automation level in the plant.
5. Assessment of quality assurance and control systems used in the plant.
6. Cost analysis (unit cost of produced energy).
7. An assessment of the future development plans of the plant.
8. A study of the plants share in environmental pollution and of preventive measures taken.
9. An assessment of maintenance and repair services in the plant.
Summer Practice in Design, R/D and Consulting Offices
1. Description and an analysis of at least two of the typical projects realized by the firm.
2. Description and assessment of methods used by the firm in receiving jobs and delivering the final project.
3. A detailed explanation of the contribution of the student to one of the projects during the summer practice (detailed calculations and drawings should be included)
4. Assessment of quality assurance and control systems used in the plant.
5. Usage of software in management and technical aspects of the projects (Hardware and software used by the firm).
6. Cost analysis of at least one of the projects done by the firm.
7. An overview of the projects and the company structure, in conjunction with the position of the firm in the domestic and foreign markets.
8. An assessment of future development plans.
1. The report should comply with the summer practice program principles.
2. The report should be in English using a word processor.
3. Main headings are to be centered and written in capital letters. Sub-titles should be written in small letters in bold face. Drawings should conform to acceptable engineering standards.
4. Each report should contain the following sections.
(a) TABLE OF CONTENTS: Should have the corresponding page numbers.
(b) DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY: Should include the following information
.organizational structure of the company
.number and duties of engineers employed
.main area of business
.a brief history of the company
(c) INTRODUCTION: The aim and the scope of the summer practice should be presented briefly in this section.
(d) REPORT: In this section, a detailed description of everything that has been done and observed during summer practice should be given. The necessary data, tables and diagrams should be numbered and placed in the “APPENDIX”.
(e) CONCLUSION: In this section, the data obtained and the experience gained during the summer practice should be assessed, recommendations should be made.
(f) APPENDIX: All related data, tables and drawings should be given in this section.