The Engineering Co-operative Education Program is intended to provide motivated and qualified students with paid, faculty-monitored work experience, which is directly related to their academic program. The Co-op Program is available in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Integrated Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Engineering Physics.
The program is an optional, year-round program that normally requires completion of five work terms including one winter and one fall placement. The Co-op Program requires an additional year to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science requirements.
Students intending to enter these programs may apply between January of first year and September of second year. Specific deadlines are available from the Co-op office.
Coordinators visit students at their places of work and provide advice on the technical reports that are a requirement of the program.
Students who wish to be considered for the program must meet all requirements of the Faculty of Applied Science (engineering) and will be selected on the basis of academic performance, written and oral communication skills, and general suitability for the work environment.
The total enrolment is subject to the availability of appropriate work placements. Students who are accepted to the program will register in, and pay for, the appropriate 6-credit Co-operative Education course (see Program and Course Fees) for each work term once a suitable position is confirmed.
In order to graduate in the year-round Co-operative Education Program, a student must have satisfactorily completed the required number of work placements, in addition to the normal academic requirements.
Normally, students transferring from other institutions may be given credit for work terms completed at their former institution if they meet the following requirements:
Regardless of the number of work terms accepted, students will be required to complete at least 50% of the required work terms in the new program into which they are transferring. Acceptance into a co-op program at one institution does not guarantee acceptance into UBC's Co-op Program. Application for transfer of work terms must be made to the director of Co-operative Education prior to undertaking any additional work terms at UBC.
For more information please visit Engineering Co-operative Education (www.coop.apsc.ubc.ca).