Prospective Students

Co-op Program

Join co-op and launch your career. There’s no better way to develop your technical skills, make industry connections, gain firsthand experience, test out career options or apply your classroom learning to real-world problems.

Apply for Co-op

What does co-op offer you?

  1. Up to 20 months of paid, relevant engineering work experience
  2. Opportunities to develop a network of industry contacts and be mentored by professionals in your field
  3. Up to 12 months of work credit towards your Engineer in Training status
  4. Opportunities to master your job-search skills, including learning how to create powerful resumes and cover letters and improving your success in interview
  5. A competitive advantage when you are applying for jobs after graduation
  6. Opportunities to work across Canada or around the world

Are you eligible?

Co-op is available to undergraduate students in all engineering disciplines at the UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Graduate students in a Master of Engineering and Master of Applied Science programs are eligible for co-op. Students of any citizenship can participate. Admission is competitive: to be accepted, you must demonstrate strong communication skills, a solid academic foundation and professional maturity.

Co-op staff provide support every step of the way

Co-op staff are here to help you plan your co-op experience and help you develop the skills to get hired. Our services include:

  • Helping you prepare for interviews and presenting yourself professionally
  • Extensive pre-employment training before your first co-op work term
  • Continued training as needed during your entire co-op career
  • Ongoing support during your co-op work terms, including help resolving workplace issues
  • Exclusive access to job postings on the PD Portal, the recruitment system for UBC Engineering Co-op students and employers
  • Access to telephone and meeting room facilities for interviews and access to scanner for your job search