Gain work experience in your field

The Engineering Co-Operative Education program provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical hands-on industrial experience to complement their formal engineering studies.

The benefits for students

The co-op program gives students the opportunity to put their skills to the test through on-the-job training. Your time in co-op placements will extend the duration of your engineering studies by one year (typical co-op students take eight academic semesters and five work semesters over a five-year period to complete their degree), but this is time well-spent. Here’s why:

  • You’ll gain practical experience in your field
  • You’ll learn how to work effectively in the professional world
  • It will help guide your future career objectives
  • It will put your studies into practice and context
  • It will introduce you to potential future employers
  • It provides an income that helps support your studies
  • It creates a stand-out work record for future employers to see

Co-op Schedule




Year 1

Study 1

Study 2


Year 2

Study 2

Study 4

Work 1
4 months

Year 3

Study 3

Study 6

Work 2
4 months

Year 4

Work 3
4 months

Work 4
4 months

Work 5
4 months

Year 5

Study 5

Study 8

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APSC Co-op