Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Co-op Program
Join co-op and launch your career. There’s no better way to develop your technical skills, make industry connections, gain firsthand experience, test out career options or apply your classroom learning to real-world problems.

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Benefits

  1. Up to 20 months of paid, relevant engineering work experience
  2. Opportunities to develop a network of industry contacts and be mentored by professionals in your field
  3. Up to 12 months of work credit towards your Engineer in Training status
  4. Opportunities to master your job-search skills, including learning how to create powerful resumes and cover letters and improving your success in interview
  5. A competitive advantage when you are applying for jobs after graduation
  6. Opportunities to work across Canada or around the world

Eligibility
Co-op is available to undergraduate students in all engineering disciplines. Graduate students in a MEng and MASc programs are eligible for co-op. To be accepted, you must demonstrate strong communication skills, a solid academic foundation and professional maturity.

Co-op Support and Fees
Co-op staff are here to help you plan your co-op experience and help you develop the skills to get hired. Our services include interview and networking preparation, pre-employment training before your first co-op work term, and continued support during your entire co-op career including career coaching,exclusive access to job postings and access to telephone and meeting room facilities for interviews. Fees for the Co-op Program that enable us to provide these services include a one-time Workshop and Administration Fee paid upon Program acceptance and a Co-op Course fee paid for each confirmed four-month co-op work term. For up to date fee information, please visit the UBC Calendar.

Apply for Co-op

Apply for co-op in your second or third year undergraduate degree or first year of masters program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions about joining co-op? Read through our FAQ for all the information you need.

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Professional Development

Learn more about the professional development resources that are offered from mentorship programs to career workshops.

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