Apply for co-op

Co-op Program

Co-op is a competitive program; make sure to review the eligibility requirements and the application process.

Eligibility and General Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS MASTERS STUDENTS
  • must have completed first year in the Faculty of Applied Science undergraduate program
  • must have 2nd or 3rd year standing
  • must be registered full time student for 2018 Winter session
  • achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 65%
  • English requirements:
    • completed ENGL 112 or equivalent OR
    • currently registered in ENGL 112 or equivalent during the 2018 Winter session
  • must have first-year standing in the Faculty of Applied Science Master of Engineering program
  •  In addition, you need to:
    • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrate co-op career motivation and maturity
    • Show willingness to relocate for engineering co-op work terms
    • Commit to apply to a broad range of related engineering discipline positions
    • Abide by the Engineering Co-op Program Terms and Conditions

Application Process

  1. Create an account in the PD Portal (https://pdportal.apsc.ubc.ca/home.htm)
  2. Complete online application through Canvas.  Select the appropriate link for the Undergraduate or Masters of Engineering self-enrolling Canvas course.  Complete all modules to have your application considered:
      – Review Introduction Presentation
      – Complete Intake Questionnaire
      – Complete Application Information
  3. Submit your resume – Your resume should be a maximum of two pages and include information about your education, work experience, technical experience, volunteer experience and extra-curricular activities including teams and clubs
  4. Application review and admission interview – After submitting your online application in Canvas, your application will be reviewed and you may be contacted for an admission interview as part of the application process.
  5. Successful applicationIf your application is successful, you will be notified by email and you will be expected to:
    – pay the co-op workshop fee ($247.00) upon admission before you can attend the workshops; and
    – participate in mandatory online and in-person co-op workshops beginning late October

*Incomplete and late applications will not be considered

Application Timeline

STUDENT WHEN TO APPLY APPLICATION OPENS APPLICATION DEADLINE
Undergraduate Engineering – any discipline September of Year 2 and 3 August 15, 2018 September 18 @ 11:59 pm
UNBC / UBC Environmental Engineering September of Year 3 August 15, 2018 September 18 @ 11:59 pm
Master of Engineering September of Year 1 August 15, 2018 October 8 @ 11:59 pm

Questions?

Read through the FAQs or attend an intake Q&A session.  Our coordinators can answer any questions you may have about the Engineering Co-op Program. Come out and ask us all your questions!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.

CAMPUS STUDENT DATES TIME LOCATION
UBC Vancouver Master of Engineering
Tuesday, October 2 11:00-12:00 pm Co-op office (2385 East Mall), Room 210
UBC Vancouver Master of Engineering
Thursday, October 4 2:00-3:00 pm Co-op office (2385 East Mall), Room 210
UBC Okanagan Master of Engineering
Tuesday, October 2 10:00-11:00 am EME 4201
UBC Okanagan
Master of Engineering
Thursday, October 4 10:00-11:00 am EME 4201