Since 1950, the Engineering Co-op Program has been a Co-operative effort between industry and the University to provide a high quality, practical engineering education to our students. The University education lays the groundwork for a successful engineering career, but the concomitant education provided by industry enhances and enriches that education, and prepares students for applying their knowledge as they establish their engineering careers. For the student, it is the best of both possible worlds. For the employer, it represents an opportunity to give back to the community while staying connected to a pool of talented young engineers.
The majors served in this program are:
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial & Systems Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
The program provides industrial experience during the last two years of a student's academic career. During this period, students complete two or three full-time industrial assignments alternating with regular academic semesters.
- More than 120 students interview each year
- Over 40 companies participate in the biannual interview week each year
- Students typically earn $20,000 - $35,000 during their two or three semester work terms