Enrolling in Research and Internship Courses

All contracts (except 99s) and additional necessary documents should be submitted to Message Center for review no later than the Tuesday of week 2 of the enrollment term to avoid the 3rd week add deadline fee. 

Research Courses (99, 194, 199)

Lab Safety Training is REQUIRED! Click for details.

Lab Safety Training must be completed BEFORE Beginning Research (Students are advised to sign up for training well in advance of enrollment deadlines – Students are now REQUIRED to submit a copy of their lab training certificates when submitting contracts to enroll in 99, 196, 198, 199 research in engineering, medicine, life sciences and physical science)

All students, volunteers, and staff members must receive the proper training BEFORE they begin working in the laboratory. The following information outlines minimum training requirements and additional resources:

  • The “Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts” class is required for all students, volunteers, and staff in laboratories. Please see the EH&S training schedule  for class dates and enrollment instructions.
  • The “Laboratory Safety for Principle Investigators/Laboratory Supervisors” class is required for all PIs with laboratories. This class was specifically designed for faculty and supervisors in laboratory settings. Please see the EH&S training schedule for class dates and enrollment instructions.
  • Given the importance of fire safety, all new students, volunteers, and staff members should receive fire safety training. EH&S has developed a number of resources to assist you such as:

For guidance on what training is required based on the type of research being conducted, please refer to the lab safety training matrix. For further information please refer to the EH&S Training FAQ – click here

Course 99. Student Research Program

SRP “99” are research experiences processed by the Student Research Program – SRP http://www.ugresearchsci.ucla.edu/srpintro.htm. “99” course contracts do NOT need approval by Samueli Engineering Office of Academic and Student Affairs.  Please work directly with the SRP office.

Course 194. Research Group Seminars

If a Course 194 is available for the term, it will be listed uder the academic department offering the course (e.g. COM SCI 194 or MECH&AE 194) on the schedule of classes.  Enrollment is usually restricted to Instructor Consent, but once you have a PTE, you can enroll through MyUCLA – http://my.ucla.edu/ like any other course.

Course 199. Directed Research

Course 199 is not available for enrollment in the Schedule of Classes.  You must create a Contract and submit for review to be enrolled.  See procedure below:

  1. Log on to MyUCLA – http://my.ucla.edu/  and click on “contract courses” and follow the instructions.
  2. Submit completed and “signed” 199 contract to Message Center (Petitions/Exceptions Queue) no later than the Tuesday of week 2 of the enrollment term to avoid the 3rd week add deadline fee.

If the 199 contract is approved:

  • For all Engineering Department 199s
    • The 199 will be added to your study list.
    • Students must submit a written report to the instructor for their final grade (speak directly with the instructor for details)
    • a COPY of the report must be submitted to CCLE no later than Friday of finals week. Students enrolled in a 199 course will receive an email with a link to the CCLE submission site.  Please ensure that your name and UID are indicated clearly on the front of the report. Failure to submit copy of report may result in a hold being placed on student’s records.
  • For Engineering students completing 199s in Departments outside of Engineering
    • If you are working with an Academic Department, you will need to notify that department of your 199 to process the enrollment
    • If you are working other, Non-academic Department such as those that fall under the MED umbrella e.g. MED, SURGERY, PEDS, you will need to notify the UCLA Registrar’s office to process enrollment.
    • You are required to complete all elements as detailed in your contract per the department you are working with.

Internship Courses (ENGR 95, ENGR 195)

ENGR 95. Internship Studies in Engineering

(Engr 95 is for lower division students and 195 for upper division students.)

ENGR 95 & ENGR 195 are not available for enrollment in the Schedule of Classes.  You must create a Contract and submit for review to be enrolled.  See procedure below:

  1. Student completes a contract by going to MyUCLA – http://my.ucla.edu/  and click on “contract courses”
  2. Student submits to Message Center (Petitions/Exceptions Queue) all the following documents later than the Tuesday of week 2 of the enrollment term to avoid the 3rd week add deadline fee
    • Copy of the completed contract form
    • University of California liability waiver http://www.oirm.ucla.edu/waiver-voluntary.pdf
    • letter from the internship employer (on company letterhead) which includes:
      • number of weekly internship hours
      • period of internship (start and end date)
      • outline of internship responsibilities
      • name, title and contact information for Internship Supervisor
      • letter must be signed by Internship Supervisor or Human Resources

If the 95 or 195 contract approved

    • the course will be added to your study list.
    • grading is P/NP only
    • variable 2-4 units
    • course will not  satisfy major degree requirements
    • normally only one internship course will be allowed
    • student must complete a written report documenting work/duties performed
    • report must be signed by student’s supervisor at the business where the student is doing internship
    • written report must be submitted to by Friday of finals week of the term enrolled. Students will be notified week 8 about where to submit reports.

NOTES:

        • Students who have a NP grade in an ENGR 95 or 195 will NOT be approved enrollment in additional  ENGR 95/195s.
        • For ENGR 195, a student is not required a 3.0 Major Field GPA, but the student must at minimum be in good academic standing
        • Internship dates must fall with the dates of the quarter of the ENGR 95/195
        • International Students who are enrolling in an ENGR 95/195 should consult with the   Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars
ENGR 195. Internship Studies in Engineering

(Engr 95 is for lower division students and 195 for upper division students.)

ENGR 95 & ENGR 195 are not available for enrollment in the Schedule of Classes.  You must create a Contract and submit for review to be enrolled.  See procedure below:

  1. Student completes a contract by going to MyUCLA – http://my.ucla.edu/  and click on “contract courses”
  2. Student submits to Message Center (Petitions/Exceptions Queue) all the following documents later than the Tuesday of week 2 of the enrollment term to avoid the 3rd week add deadline fee
    • Copy of the completed contract form
    • University of California liability waiver http://www.oirm.ucla.edu/waiver-voluntary.pdf
    • letter from the internship employer (on company letterhead) which includes:
      • number of weekly internship hours
      • period of internship (start and end date)
      • outline of internship responsibilities
      • name, title and contact information for Internship Supervisor
      • letter must be signed by Internship Supervisor or Human Resources

If the 95 or 195 contract approved

    • the course will be added to your study list.
    • grading is P/NP only
    • variable 2-4 units
    • course will not  satisfy major degree requirements
    • normally only one internship course will be allowed
    • student must complete a written report documenting work/duties performed
    • report must be signed by student’s supervisor at the business where the student is doing internship
    • written report must be submitted to by Friday of finals week of the term enrolled. Students will be notified week 8 about where to submit reports.

NOTES:

        • Students who have a NP grade in an ENGR 95 or 195 will NOT be approved enrollment in additional  ENGR 95/195s.
        • For ENGR 195, a student is not required a 3.0 Major Field GPA, but the student must at minimum be in good academic standing
        • Internship dates must fall with the dates of the quarter of the ENGR 95/195
        • International Students who are enrolling in an ENGR 95/195 should consult with the   Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars