The Co-operative Education program integrates academic study with industry experience. Starting in the third year of the Bachelor of Engineering program, you will have the option to complete three or four paid work terms - depending on your discipline - that are distributed around five study terms. Each work term typically last four months.
Before you Apply
Wondering if co-op is right for you, what fees are associated with co-op and what co-op resources available to students - the Science, Information Technology and Engineering Co-operative Education Office is available to answer your questions. There is also a Student Handbook available to offer some insight into the co-op process.
When to Apply
Depending on your discipline choice your first work term may start in September, January or May of your third year. The co-op program is selective. Students that are interested in entering the co-op stream must apply via the S.I.T.E Co-op office by the following dates of your second year based on your discipline:
- Chemical, Materials, and Mechanical - December 15
- Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, and Mineral Resources - March 15
During the co-op term, students will be responsible for ensuring that all requirements are completed within the time given. This could be work term reports, monthly experience records or/and a performance appraisal. Check with your disciplines co-op advisor to know what is expected.