Engineering Co-op

We’re the largest co-op program in Western Canada and one of the most successful programs in the country. Industry leaders look to us as their first choice when recruiting engineering talent. And our students benefit from paid, relevant technical work experiences that help them launch rewarding careers.

With campuses in Vancouver and the Okanagan, UBC is home to the largest engineering school and co-op program in Western Canada. For close to 40 years we have matched ambitious and enthusiastic students with leading employers across the country and world.

Students can gain up to 20 months of paid, relevant and invaluable work experience. Organizations gain access to bright, motivated students for short- and long-term employment.

Students in all of UBC’s engineering disciplines are eligible for co-op. Undergraduates apply at the beginning of their second year (or third year, if they are part of the UNBC/UBC Environmental Engineering program), and masters students apply at the beginning of their graduate degree.

Current students

Prospective students


Engineering Co-op Numbers

UBC Engineering Co-op Program is Launched

55,000 +
Number of work term opportunities for UBC co-op students

The percent of BC's new engineers who graduate from UBC each year

Number of countries where UBC students have worked for a co-op term since 1990

800 +
Number of students who join Engineering Co-op each year

Engineering Co-op
The University of British Columbia
2385 East Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604 822 3022
Fax: 604 822 3449
Find us on
Engineering Co-op Okanagan Campus
EME 3265 & 3267
1137 Alumni Avenue
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Professional Development
The University of British Columbia
2332 Main Mall
Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604 822 0493