Why UBC Engineering Co-op?

Equipped with knowledge, enthusiasm and a ready-to-work attitude, UBC Engineering Co-op students make noticeable contributions in companies around the world from Vancouver to Europe to the Asia Pacific. The benefits of hiring our students include meeting your future recruitment needs and achieving your business objectives – present and future.


Your Rewards:

  1. Opportunity to screen potential full-time employees
  2. Cost effective way to recruit short-term employees
  3. Access to high-achieving and skilled students who have been pre-selected by UBC Engineering Co-op
  4. Professional co-op staff who arrange interviews for you
  5. Students who are available for four, eight, or twelve-month work terms
  6. Contact with leading-edge faculty researchers at UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses


As a co-op employer, your responsibilities are the same as they would be for any temporary employee. But you’re not in it alone. Our co-op coordinators will work with you to monitor and evaluate students’ progress every step of the way.

Please feel free to review our Supervisor Guidelines on what to expect during the co-op student’s time with you.

Your responsibilities: 

  1. Supervision – Even the most qualified students required mentoring and direction. The assignment or project and your personal supervisory style will dictate the appropriate level
  2. Interaction – To ensure both you and our students are getting the most of the co-operative education experience, our co-op coordinators will set up and onsite evaluation or phone conference with you for feedback during each four-month co-op work term
  3. Evaluation – You will be asked to complete an evaluation of the student’s performance nearing the completion of the work term and discuss the results with the student. Your evaluation will act at 50% of the student’s grade for the work term



  • Consult our recruitment timelines to view our students’ schedules and the best time to post a position.
  • Enhance your partnership with the UBC Engineering Co-op Program and our students by becoming a corporate sponsor.
  • Review historical averages of co-op student salaries arranged by discipline.
  • See if your position or company is eligible for any additional sources of funding.