Apply for co-op


Ready to apply? It’s a straightforward process, and we’re here to help along the way.

Application deadlines

Undergraduate Engineering – any discipline September of Year 2 and 3
UNBC / UBC Environmental Engineering September of Year 3
Master of Engineering and Masters of Applied Science September of Year 1


You will be granted conditional acceptance if you meet the eligibility criteria. We will offer you a place in the co-op program if you successfully complete the Participant Assessment Review sessions and if there is space in the program.

Overview of application process

  1. Review eligibility criteria and general requirements
  2. Review the intake presentation and complete an assessment
  3. Apply online
  4. Attend the Participant Assessment Review sessions


1. Review eligibility criteria and general requirements

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you must have completed first year in the Faculty of Applied Science undergraduate program and achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 65 per cent
  • If you are a master student, you must have first-year standing in the Faculty of Applied Science Master of Engineering or Master of Applied Science program

Other general requirements include:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Maturity and co-op career motivation
  • Willingness to relocate for engineering co-op work terms
  • Commitment to apply to a broad range of related engineering discipline positions
  • Willingness to abide by the Engineering Co-op Program Terms and Conditions

2. Watch the Engineering Co-op Intake Presentation

Before you can complete your online application, you must view an online presentation that describes admission and program information and you must complete an assessment. The online session describes admission and program information. The assessment ensures you fully understand the program’s expectations as well as its opportunities and rewards.

3. Apply online

It’s easy to apply online, and there is no application fee.

You’ll need to include a response within your The application telling us why you want to be part of co-op. Use this opportunity to outline your goals and past experience(s) and let us know what industries, companies or sectors are of current interest for you.

You will also need to upload a digital copy of your resume. Your resume should be a maximum of two pages and include information about your:

  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Technical experience
  • Volunteer positions
  • Extra-curricular activities, including teams and clubs


To submit your application:

  1. Apply online on the PD Portal
  2. Log in with CWL
  3. Select Co-op on the left
  4. Select Engineering discipline
  5. Complete the application questions and upload your resume

Questions? Please email the Engineering Co-op Program at if you need help with the online application process.

4.Attend the Participant Assessment Review sessions

You will be conditionally accepted into the program if you meet the eligibility criteria and general requirements.

To gain full acceptance, you must complete attend the Participant Assessment Review sessions, a series of online and in-person workshops that assess your written and verbal communication skills, resume, cover letter, interview skills, professionalism and workshop participation.

You must obtain a minimum of 64% in the Participant Assessment Review and maintain a minimum of 65% cumulative GPA in your academic program to be accepted into co-op. However, co-op is a competitive program and each discipline has a limited number of positions available based on demand and economic and program factors.

We will notify you in January to let you know if you have been fully accepted into the co-op program.

The UBC Co-op Program reserves the right to update, modify or revise the admission process without notice, including the right to request additional information or request an interview with any applicant. The intake process can change depending on the number of qualified applicants, discipline and academic standing.  



Our coordinators can answer any questions you may have about the Engineering Co-op Program. We also offer intake Q&A sessions – come out and ask us all your questions! See the calendar for dates.