Apply to Industrial Engineering Co‑op

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Dalhousie students

Who can apply

Bachelor of Engineering students who meet the following criteria are invited to apply to the co-op program:

  • Has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.3
  • Will have completed the Diploma in Engineering by August 30
  • Has at least four study terms remaining in their program
  • Is eligible to work in Canada (international students with a valid study permit must apply for a co-op work permit)
  • Is proficient in oral and written English
  • Is motivated and capable of handling the extra workload of participating in a job competition while carrying a full course load

When to apply

Engineering students apply 8 months prior to the start of the first work term, which begins in January.

View the work term schedule for Industrial Engineering.

How to apply

Register for the Online Co-op Orientation Course (ENGI 8890) by May 7.

How to be admitted

  • Complete the Online Co-op Orientation Course (ENGI 8890) by August 15. Course access instructions will be emailed to you by the end of May. Students who register for the course and are not admitted to the Co-op Program can have the course fee refunded.
  • Obtain the Diploma in Engineering by August 30
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 as of August 30

Associated university students

Who can apply

Bachelor of Engineering students who meet the following criteria are invited to apply to the co-op program:

  • Has a CGPA of at least 2.3
  • Will have completed the Diploma in Engineering by August 30th
  • Has at least four study terms remaining in their program
  • Is eligible to work in Canada (international students with a valid study permit must apply for a co-op work permit)
  • Is proficient in oral and written English
  • Is motivated and capable of handling the extra workload of participating in a job competition while carrying a full course load

When to apply

Application to Co-op must be made 8 months prior to the start of the first work term, which begins in January. View the work term schedule for Industrial Engineering.

You cannot apply to Co-op until you have applied to Dalhousie, which should be done nine months before your first work term. Having a ‘placement’ in an engineering program does not constitute admission to Dalhousie, which is a separate step that all associated university students must complete.

How to apply

Step 1: Ensure that you have applied as a visiting student:

This visiting application is different from the application for full admission for Fall 2018; you will still need to register separately for full admission. The application fee for visiting status is waived, but please note that an application fee will be charged for your full admission to engineering for Fall 2018.

When you apply as a visiting student, you will be admitted to Dalhousie University once our Registrar's Office receives your marks from your university.

Below are the instructions to apply for “Visiting Student” status at Dalhousie to do the online Co-op orientation course (if you have yet to apply):

  • Apply online for visiting student status. 
  • You must complete the application type: "Dal Undergraduate Group A." This is the same application type you will use/used when applying to Engineering for the Fall term. 
  • In the Admission Type section you must select your admission type as: “Visiting Student.”
  • In the Planned Course of Study section you must select: “Visiting Student – Requires Letter of Permission” as your first-choice program.

Step 2: Register for the mandatory online Co-op Orientation Course:

On June 1, 2018, register for the online Co-op Orientation Course (ENGI 8890 - CRN 31336) for Summer 2018 via Dal Online.

How to be admitted

  • Complete the Online Co-op Orientation Course (ENGI 8890) by August 15. Course access instructions will be emailed to you after you are enrolled. Students who register for the course and are not admitted to the Co-op Program can have the course fee refunded.
  • Obtain the Diploma in Engineering by August 30th
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 as of August 30th

For more information about applying to co-op, email askcoop@dal.ca.