Intern experience at URS Company: an internship report
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This report describes the author's internship experience with URS Company - Dallas, Texas, from May 1980 to May 1981. The internship company is a consulting engineering firm engaged in providing professional services in the transportation, energy, pollution abatement, water resources, and water and wastewater treatment fields. The author worked as an electrical design engineer during the internship period. The author was also assigned the responsibilities and duties of a project engineer for one of the ongoing projects. The internship objectives were set to provide the author with an internship experience that fulfills the requirements of the Doctor of Engineering Program. These objectives were to become familiar with the organizational characteristics of the company; to make an identifiable contribution in the electrical engineering field; and to gain experience in the non-academic activities of the company, industry standards, ethical practices, and the interactions between the company and the industrial environments. During the internship period the author was involved in designing electrical power distribution, lighting, and control systems for the Dallas East Side Water Treatment Plant and some other projects. The author also developed a computer program to calculate feeder, conduit, and circuit breaker sizes for electrical power circuits. Furthermore, the author gained experience in project management, industry practices, and the internal and external activities of the internship company.
DescriptionIncludes author's vita
"Submitted to the College of Engineering of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Engineering."
Includes bibliographical references (leaf 94)
SubjectMajor Electrical Engineering
Water treatment plants - Power supply - Texas - Dallas
Elkarmi, Fawwaz, 1950- (1981). Intern experience at URS Company: an internship report. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from