Programs OverviewCooperative Engineering Education Program
The Walter P. Murphy Cooperative Engineering Education (Co-op) Program is one of the most prestigious co-op programs in the country. You will receive an engineering degree from one of the best universities in the country plus up to 18 months of engineering experience in industry.
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- What is co-op?
- How do I find out more about co-op?
- How does co-op work?
- Co-op Student Qualifications
- Co-op Student Benefits
Co-op is an educational program which allows engineering students to alternate periods of academic study with full-time periods of paid work experience related to their academic and professional goals.
Your career advisor can work with you in all aspects of your participation in the program:
- Deciding whether to enroll in co-op
- Preparing your application materials (resumes, cover letters, etc.)
- Researching companies and job search strategies for co-op, internships, and beyond
- Interview preparation
- Monitoring your progress with your employer
- Future career planning based on work-integrated learning experiences
You will be registered in a non-credit course during work periods in order to maintain full-time student status, and your experience becomes part of your academic history.
Since you will maintain full-time student status, you can remain covered under your family's health and auto insurance at student rates, and your student loans will not go into repayment.
- Has completed CRDV301: Introduction to Career Development
- Is in good academic standing according to University standards
- An in-depth look at a specific company over 3 - 6 academic quarters
- A competitive wage commensurate with the position
- Evaluation of performance on a quarterly basis
- Individualized guidance from an Engineering Career Development career advisor
- Full-time student status during work terms
- Eligible for a tuition discount in the final year of study
- Eligible to live in campus housing during work terms
- Eligible, under some circumstances, to receive a co-op remission grant, which offsets the tuition increase for a fifth year of enrollment
- Opportunity to be nominated for the Co-op Student of the Year award
- Co-op certificate awarded upon successful completion of the program