Engineering and Computer Science Co-op

Nick and Tyler
Nick Birch and Tyler Rhodes (electrical engineering) designed and built TreeRover, a tree-planting robot, during an entrepreneurial co-op work term.

The Engineering and Computer Science Co-op office administers several different programs—learn more about them here.

WHAT IS CO-OP? Learn about co-op including how it works and what's expected of you, plus check out fees and salaries.

READY TO APPLY FOR A CO-OP JOB? Here's what to expect.

Your co-op office

Engineering and Computer Science Co-op and Career 

Who is your coordinator?

Our coordinators are assigned to specific disciplines - find yours below to connect with your co-op coordinator.

Your discipline

Your coordinator

Biomedical engineering (ECS 230)
Civil engineering (student #s ending in 0-3) (ECS 232)
Civil engineering (student #s ending in 4-9) (ECS 228)
Computer engineering  (ECS 224)
Computer science (student #s ending in 0-4) (ECS 216)
Computer science (student #s ending in 5-9) (ECS 212)
Electrical engineering (your student # ends in 0-3) (ECS 232)
Electrical engineering (your student # ends in 4-9) (ECS 224)
Graduate students (except MTIS) (ECS 226)
Master of Engineering in Applied Data Science (MADS) (ECS 226)
Master of Engineering in Telecommunications and Information Security (MTIS) (ECS 218)
Mechanical engineering (your student # ends in 0-4) (ECS 220)
Mechanical engineering (your student # ends in 5-9) (ECS 222)
Software engineering: (your student # ends in 0-4): (ECS 230)
Software engineering: (your student # ends in 5-9): (ECS 218)
Undeclared Engineering: (ECS 226)

Program facts

Mandatory co-op programs 

Co-op is mandatory for the following programs:

  • Biomedical Engineering (undergraduate)
  • Civil Engineering (undergraduate)
  • Computer Engineering (undergraduate)
  • Electrical Engineering (undergraduate)
  • Mechanical Engineering (undergraduate)
  • Software Engineering (undergraduate)

Program facts:

  • Mandatory co-op—part of your degree program
  • Automatically enrolled; no application required
  • Four work terms required
  • Must complete ENGR 130 (Introduction to Professional Practice)

Optional programs

Co-op is optional for the following programs:

  • Computer Science – Co-op or Work Experience Program
  • Engineering graduate programs

Program facts:

  • Not automatically enrolled; application required
  • Must complete Introduction to Professional Practice before your first work term

Program formats available

The following co-op program formats are available:

  • Regular full-time work term
  • Entrepreneurial co-op
  • Work term transfers - for students who have completed a co-op work term through another post-secondary institution before attending the engineering program at UVic. Students are able to transfer a maximum of two of their four mandatory work terms. The work term transfer application form must be submitted to the Engineering Co-op Office (ECS 204) in the first month of a student’s first term in the Engineering program at UVic (i.e. in September for students beginning in the fall term, or in January for students beginning in the spring term.) If you are planning to transfer two work terms, please submit two forms.
  • Work term challenges - for students who have completed relevant engineering work experience outside of a post-secondary institution before attending the engineering program at UVic. Students are able to challenge a maximum of two of their four mandatory work terms. The work term challenge application form must be submitted to the Engineering Co-op Office (ECS 204) in the first month of a student’s first term in the Engineering program at UVic (i.e. in September for students beginning in the fall term, or in January for students beginning in the spring term.) If you are planning to challenge two work terms, please submit two forms. Please note that assignments (including a work term challenge report) are required in order to complete a work term challenge. More information about these assignments will be sent to students after applications have been received.
  • Parallel co-op (part-time)

Sample co-op jobs

Sample co-op jobs

We've listed a few sample jobs here - for specific examples, contact your co-op coordinator:

Potential career paths

  • Healthcare engineer
  • Structural designer
  • Environmental analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Cyber security officer
  • Big data analyst
  • Project manager
  • Application developer

TIP: See our What can you do with your degree? sheets for more!

Computer Science - co-op and work experience programs

About the Co-op Program

Application requirements

If you're an undergraduate student, you can apply to the Computer Science Co-op Program after you have completed CSC 110, MATH 100 (or MATH 109), and the following:

  • at least 4.5 units on your last academic term
  • a minimum grade of C+ in any Computer Science courses and a minimum grade of C in any Mathematics or Statistics courses taken on your last academic term
  • no F, E or N in courses taken on your last academic term

Please note that transfer students must have completed at least one academic term at UVic.

How to apply

  • There are two admission periods per year: September 1-22 (fall intake) or January 1-22 (spring intake)
  • You can apply by logging into the Co-op & Career Portal during the admission periods. Use your UVic netlink ID and password. Once logged in, click “Co-op” on the navigation menu. Then follow the prompts to complete your application.
PLEASE NOTE: You will be unable to apply using the above method if
  • You have previously been or are currently in another co-op program at UVic
  • You are NOT in the Faculty of Engineering
  • You are trying to apply outside of the admission periods

If you are unable to apply through the portal, please contact us:

If admitted to the program, you will need to sign a copy of the Terms and Conditions form at the start of your program (NOTE: this PDF is provided as a reference only - completed forms must be submitted through the Co-op and Career portal).

About the Work Experience Program

What is it?

The Work Experience Program provides all the same benefits and support as the co-op program, but you'll complete two work terms instead of three or four. The program is a great option for students who are in the late stages of their degree.

Requirements

  • You can apply after you have enrolled in, or completed, at least 3.0 units of 300- or 400-level courses in the Department of Computer Science. Please note that transfer students must have completed at least one academic term at UVic.

How to apply

  • There are two admission periods per year: September 1-22 (fall intake) or January 1-22 (spring intake)
  • You can apply by logging into the Co-op & Career Portal during the admission periods. Use your UVic netlink ID and password. Once logged in, click “Co-op” on the navigation menu. Then follow the prompts to complete your application.
PLEASE NOTE: You will be unable to apply using the above method if
  • You have previously been or are currently in another co-op program at UVic
  • You are NOT in the Faculty of Engineering
  • You are trying to apply outside of the admission periods

If you are unable to apply through the portal, please contact us:

If admitted to the program, you will need to sign a copy of the Terms and Conditions form at the start of your program (NOTE: this PDF is provided as a reference only - completed forms must be submitted through the Co-op and Career portal)

Graduate students - co-op and work experience programs

As a graduate student, you can take part in the optional co-op or work experience program.

Program facts

  • Master's students will complete two work terms (8 months of work) to receive a Co-op designation, or one work term to receive a "work experience" endorsement on your degree.
  • Doctoral students will complete three work terms (12 months of work) to receive a Co-op designation, or one work term to receive a "work experience" endorsement on your degree.
  • Work terms do not have to be continuous—can work for different employers on different work terms

Application requirements

  • You must have your grad supervisor's permission to participate in co-op (and each specific work term)
  • You must complete your first co-op work term before the academic term in which you complete your academic requirements (defend your thesis or equivalent)
  • You must complete regular work term requirements (including Introduction to Professional Practice, competency assessments and work term report)

How to apply

  • If you are an international student, you should apply at least two semesters before your intended work term to ensure that you have enough time to apply and receive a co-op work permit due to long processing times for the same (i.e., for a summer 20XX work term, you should submit the intake form and attend the Introduction to Professional Practice workshop in the fall of the previous year, or for a fall 20xx work term, you should submit the intake form and attend the spring intake workshop in the same year).
  • Due dates each term:
    • January 22 for spring intake
    • September 21 for fall intake
  • To apply, complete and submit the graduate co-op application form.

Co-op work term process

Find a co-op work term

In addition to the general process for securing a co-op job, you need to complete the Terms & Conditions form in the Co-op and Career portal AND the online Co-op Job Access Form before receiving access to co-op job postings.

You can also find a job on your own (outside the Co-op and Career portal) and apply to have it count as co-op. For more information on how to register, refer to the approval process.

During your work term

As part of the work term requirements for all co-op students, you'll need to write a work term report for every work term you complete, even if you stay with the same employer for more than four months. This is mandatory for all students, including those in optional or graduate co-op programs.

When you start a work term, you will be added to a CourseSpaces course for the work term that contains details of all the co-op assignments including the requirements for the work term report.

Changing your schedule

BEng and SEng students who need to change their schedule should check these requirements.

While you’re on a work term, you’re considered a full-time student and not usually allowed to take academic courses. If you want to take a course at the same time, you’ll need approval from your employer and the program manager. Contact your co-op coordinator to arrange permission.

Co-op Student of the Year Award

Are you an excellent ambassador for Engineering and Computer Science Co-op and Career and the Faculty of Engineering? If you’ve contributed to your co-op employer, UVic, ENGR Co-op and Career and the community, you could be selected as co-op student of the year.

Co-op students of the year receive a framed certificate, a cheque for $500 and a profile on the Co-op and Career website. The runner-up receives a cheque for $250. The winning student may also be invited to represent UVic provincially for the Association for Co-operative Education in BC/Yukon award and nationally for the Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) award.

You must be nominated by your co-op coordinator for this award (no need to apply). If you're interested in actively seeking out a nomination, contact your coordinator if you:

  • have completed at least one co-op work term during the year (Jan–Dec)
  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 5.0
  • received a rating of "very good" to "excellent" from your work term employer on the final competency assessment

You name will be added to the list of applicants and you will be contacted with instructions on how to complete the nomination package.

Co-op Work Term Report Award

Each term, the VIES (Vancouver Island Engineer Society) Awards Committee recognizes engineering undergraduate students for their outstanding co-op work term reports (for reports completed the previous term). Award recipients receive $300, an award certificate and a congratulatory letter from VIES.

What is the nomination process?

1) Work term report markers (including faculty, co-op coordinators and teaching assistants) nominate outstanding reports based on:

  • the feasibility of the project described
  • the clarity of the problem and the solutions described
  • the potential execution of the project (including actionable plans and recommendations)

2) Representatives from VIES review the nominated reports and select the winners based on the following criteria defined by IEEE Victoria, Iron Ring Camp 23 and VIES:

  • IEEE criteria (Communications): Communication skills are critical for success in engineering. The student must have clearly identified the problem to be solved, the plan of work, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Iron Ring Camp 23 criteria (Client Impact): The student must have applied a methodical approach to solving a client's technical problem, taking into account the costs/benefits of the solution and the impact on the client's business.
  • Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES): This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated high level engineering skills and enterprise, as well as professional expertise. This may include making substantial contributions to a research project, or completing an entrepreneurial co-op work term that demonstrated building skills and technical innovation.

Who sponsors the awards?

VIES awards are sponsored by:

Who has received the awards?

SPRING 2021: IEEE Victoria recipient: Alex Spurgeon

For: Excellence in professional communications

With: Bell Canada

Topic: Assessment of On-Premises Vulnerability Scanners

Alexander (Master of Engineering in Telecommunications and Information Security) worked with Bell Canada’s Network Services Technology team testing the unified security platform for SD-WAN services as a continuation of work in the previous work term. An evaluation of the Nessus and OpenVAS vulnerability scanners was completed including functionality, cost, availability, and compatibility. The Nessus Professional Edition scanner was recommended as the best option.

This report was very well written and made very good use of all elements in a professional report.  Cyber security is an important field of research for Bell as data security is an increasing concern for most organizations. Detailed recommendations were provided that indicated the best strategy for implementing a “vulnerability” scanner for the Vancouver TD Lab.

SPRING 2021: Iron Ring CAMP 23 recipient: Stephen Neale

For: Demonstration of benefit to the client

With: Morgan Stanley

Topic: Methods to Encrypt Basis Calculation with Gainskeeper at Shareworks

Stephan’s (software engineering) work term was with Shareworks by Morgan Stanley in Calgary as a software developer as part of a team. The company develops software to manage corporate employee stock options and shared equity. In this project, client data is to be shared with a third party company, Gainskeeper, to perform cost basis calculations. The project reviewed file encryption algorithms DES, 3DES, AES and RSA. Criteria for comparison were encryption time, decryption time, memory used and entropy. AES Blowfish software was recommended.

This report provided a differential comparison of encryption and decryption tools operating between Shareworks and GainsKeeper. This process is critical for the employer and the quantitative analysis demonstrated the Blowfish’s algorithms were the best solution which provides significant benefits to the many clients of Morgan Stanley services.

SPRING 2021: Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) recipient: Luke Evans

For: Demonstration of high level engineering skills and enterprise

With: Codan Radio Communications

Topic: Consistent Automatic Tuning of the MT-4Z Varactor Filter

Luke’s (electrical engineering) fourth co-op term was with Codan Communications as a software developer. He was part of a team working on the MT-4Z receiver, a Mountain Top Repeater which is a critical part of BC’s emergency radio network. Specifically, a varactor filter is used as a front-end bandpass filter. Auto Tune was modified to find the strongest signal to account for the inherent variance in data readings. Additional research was recommended.

This report was well written and of high value to the employer, Codan Communications. Luke’s report is an excellent balance of clarity, high value to the company and their end user clients, and technical difficulty. Specific auto-tune optimization strategy was developed to address weaknesses in the automatic tuning process for the front-end varactor bandpass filters. This is part of an ongoing research programs that will lead to enhanced performance over various frequency bands. This was a technically demanding project that was well executed.

SUMMER 2020: IEEE Victoria recipient: Alper Ozcetin

With: Specific Mechanical Systems Ltd

Topic: Analysis of Lifting Lugs For Lifting of Bio-Filter Exhaust Stack

Alper (mechanical engineering) has undertook a clear mechanical analysis challenge in the design of lifting lugs. Appropriate research was completed to undertake the stress analysis which was implemented in a spreadsheet to support the actual design. The design was verified during in-field use and recommendations made on how to expand this analysis method in future. The scope of the work was clearly defined, and the analysis method was described effectively for a general technical reader with good diagrams to explain the analysis and design. The analysis method will be available for future design calculations at the company.

SUMMER 2020: Iron Ring CAMP 23 recipient: Brandon Sparling

With: Aecon Group Inc

Topic: Fate of a Mix-Shield Tunnel Boring Machine

Brandon (civil engineering) undertook a business and technical analysis of removing the mix-shield from the tunnel which is part of the Second Narrows Water Supply project. The shield is larger in diameter that the excavation tunnel and either needed to be buried in-situ or dismantled and removed piecemeal from the Burnaby shaft. A weighted objectives chart was developed to indicate the better of two methods taking into account materials, labour and environmental impact. A specific recommendation to remove-and scrap the shield was presented which could save up to $275,000.

SUMMER 2020: Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) recipient: Kelsey Towers-Jones

With: AGO Environmental Electronics, Ltd.

Topic: Performance Characterization of Affordable Electric Propulsion Systems for Boats

Kelsey (mechanical engineering) undertook a project to solve a longstanding problem for AGO Environmental. The report described a thorough initial analysis of motor conversion performance and gives recommendation to extend the analysis to include other significant factors that could affect design choices. These mechanical factors mainly deal with the drive train performance and potential for optimization. The report provided a detailed analysis of approaches, complete with tables and diagrams, as to how to best do the electric motor conversions. The analysis was a mix of mathematical and practical analysis methods. Given that this is a small company, the value of this analysis could be significant to their business.

SUMMER 2020: Honourable Mention: Jarred Rossander

With: City of Langford

Topic: Comparative Analysis of Hot and Cold Pour Crack Sealing

Jarod (civil engineering) completed a comparative study for the City of Langford on the methods of crack sealing (hot or cold). This involved a combined business and technical analysis. Factors considered included cost, safety, traffic impact and environment. The report presented an integrated analysis of costs and benefits of the two methods but did not discuss the impact of the selection on the lifetime of the pavement, or the frequency of crack repair if different between the two methods. There remained a number of factors that were not covered, such as why a change was contemplated, which might have been discovered in consultation with the contractors.

SUMMER 2020: Honourable Mention: Tenzin Blair

With: Entrepreneurial Work Term

Topic: Harvest Electrical Services Industry's Barrier to Entry

Tenzin (electrical engineering) presented a business analysis for the start-up of a fully integrated electrical service company. He used a decision matrix to determine the preferred course which concluded he should start small. It is important that UVic encourage entrepreneurial skills in difficult times hopefully coupled with very critical thinking. There was evidence that the program could provide more tools for students to work through the challenges of starting and building an engineering company.

SPRING 2020: IEEE Victoria recipient: Richard Rietze

With: Redlen Group

Topic: Determining the Best 3D Printer Filament Replacement For Use in a High Voltage Environment

Richard (electrical engineering) worked with the Test Engineering Department at Redlen Technologies on a project to optimize their 3D printing by determining the best filament material for fused deposit modeling. 11 examples were compared and given the company's use of high voltage environments the ideal material would have a high dielectric strength. Price and compatibility were also important factors fed into a decision matrix that yielded a recommendation for the use of PETG and ASA.
This report was well written focusing on an interesting problem which required a good analysis of multiple criteria including business factors. The summary and recommendations were clear and supported by the report.

SPRING 2020: Iron Ring Camp 23 recipient: Ethan Ruttan

With: Fibics Inc

Topic: Modern Replacement Options for the Electronic Computer-Aided Design (ECAD) Software used by Fibics Incorporated

Ethan (electrical engineering) worked for Fibics which undertakes research with focussed ion-beam microscopy for advanced material applications. As 90% of their work is focussed on commercial problems, they are highly targeted on getting results. Ethan undertook an analysis of their electrical computer design tools to improve reliability and efficiency. Two options were compared with a weighted objectives chart and a recommendation was made to update and upgrade the current software.
This report demonstrated a solid analysis of software options which took into account practical parameters; features, ease of adoption and cost. The cost factor is of course quantitative, but the others are based on ranking when creating a weighted objective chart. The recommendations will be of good value to Fibics and deserving of the CAMP 23 Award.

SPRING 2020: Honourable Mention: Arden Low

With: HES PV Limited

Topic: Redesign of the HES Mid Clamp

We would also like to acknowledge the excellent report of Arden Low (mechanical engineering) for the redesign of the FES Mid Clamp which took into account both technical, business and client perspectives. This was a great achievement for a first work term.

FALL 2019: IEEE Victoria recipient: Jarod Rossander

Jarod (civil engineering) undertook a design project for Scott Engineering to compare three types of transfer beams; a laminated veneer beam, a steel I-beam and an outside wall girder truss. These structures were analyzed using design software and compared using a weighted objectives chart. Consideration was given both to gravity and seismic loads, cost and architectural appeal. Detail criteria were presented in defining the scope of the problem. Careful consideration was given to both the structural requirements and cost sensitivities. The girder truss was recommended as the best option but practical recommendations were given including the input of the client for a final decision.

For a first work term this report was very well done. There was not a requirement for structural analysis, but the comparative review of beam structures was appropriate to meeting the objectives - good value to the client. Excellent for a WT-1 and is worthy of recognition.

This is a well written report giving good table, careful references, etc. showing a good approach to engineering. The report provides a lot of references re the design approaches being analyzed.   

This report was well done and of benefit to both the employer and the employer’s client, especially as it was Jarod’s first co-op work term.

FALL 2019: Iron Ring Camp 23 recipient: Kory Hawes

Kory (mechanical engineering) participated with a team to evaluate innovative coating and corrosion removal technologies which would reduce labour and costs. Three technologies for modalities were compared for coating removal; induction, laser ablation and plasma. Acceptance criteria were established and evaluated qualitatively. Laser ablation was determined to be the best option which will be followed up with and RFP and product demonstration. Kory provided technical background on the systems developing tables of pros and cons as well as a weighted decision matrix. This report would have been useful in supporting the recommendation of the team.

This report was qualitative in natured but addressed the specific objectives of the clients.  It compared three approaches to corrosion removal in naval vessels and concluded the laser ablation coating removal system met the specified criteria.

Report is clear and gives the clear choices described by well defined results and recommendations.

This report was well considered, effectively documented, and beneficial to the employer.

SUMMER 2019: IEEE Victoria recipient: Caitlyn Quach

Caitlyn Quach (civil engineering) undertook a traffic study to improve traffic along Six Mile Road at the behest of the Town of View Royal. Two intersections were the focus of the study and three control devices were compared; two-way stop, traffic signal and roundabout. Three main criteria considered were travel times, safety and future increases in traffic.

Blunt & Associates conducted this study beginning with an overview of how a range of traffic control systems worked. The corridor was modelled in Synchro software and Sidra intersection software.  Time, safety and intersection approach operations were compared.  It was concluded that roundabouts were the safest solutions and best suited to handle the expected increase in traffic based on planned development projects. Further research was recommended to explore the implementations costs before making final decisions.

SUMMER 2019: Iron Ring Camp 23 recipient: Mikhail Ivanov

Mikhail Ivanov (mechanical engineering) worked on a design solution for corrosion of the rear position light on the DHC-6 Twin Otter in use by Loganair in Scotland. An analysis was required to determine the cause of the water ingress and potential solutions for repair and prevention. Multiple strategies were investigated including improved environmental sealing, redesign of fairing and wiring duct and location on the aircraft. The process for problem investigation was well described including the necessary documentation for any changes to the aircraft. This customer’s aircraft landed and departed from a beach exposing it to harsh environmental conditions.

Specific options were presented and discussed; sealing improvement, fairing/wire duct redesign and relocation of the rear light. A discussion matrix was developed based on the impact to; A/C configuration, associated documents, weight and balance, cost, production incorporation, effectiveness, and relative weight. It was concluded that positioning the lights on the wing tips would provide a long-term solution but that testing should be done to verify this and a technical bulletin be released for operators wanting to retrofit their aircraft.

SUMMER 2019: Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) recipient: Brynna Clarke-Leene

Brynna Clarke-Leene (mechanical engineering) worked on a project to evaluate vacuum test jigs used for ingress protection testing at 4iiii Innovations. The test jigs were compared based on test results, materials, size, cost, flexibility, seal opening and connection mechanism. These jigs support the quality control testing of power meters. A good background was provided on the products and their need to be reliably dust and waterproof as defined by IP67 standards. This code defines the testing specifications and the critical aspect of vacuum testing. 

4iiii Innovations has had an increase in production and the need for new test jigs. These were described in detail leading to the definition of constraints for the final jig design. Jigs were quantitatively tested on performance criteria comparing 3 designs in a weighted objective chart. The criteria were described and justification discussed leading to recommendations for an alternative test jig. Specific design details were provided for a new jig.

SPRING 2019: IEEE Victoria recipient: Bryn Cubberly

Bryn Cubberly (mechanical engineering) provided a good comparative analysis of Microsoft and Apple Tablets based on cost, hardware, software and security parameters. The background and goals were clearly described based on a need to reduce the cost and time required to perform manual audits for Engineering Change Notification. 

The hardware systems were described, and costs compared with the existing paper-based approach. The iPad was a clear recommendation as a superior solution for Viking. Good judgement was displayed in the recommendation to begin with pilot testing before a broad scale roll out. This was a clearly written report that demonstrated excellence in communications.

SPRING 2019: Iron Ring Camp 23 recipient: Jacob Anderson

Jacob Anderson (mechanical engineering) worked on the potential layout of a new fabrication building for Titan Boats in Sidney. The company was growing out of multiple buildings on an uneven lot to a custom-built facility to bring all the fabrication under one roof. The report explored the workflow issues with the current system and recommended a new layout to improve efficiency and safety. 

This report was based on subjective observations but provided a useful starting point for the owners. Although the costing and detailed design considerations were outside of the scope of this report the work flow changes for Titan would have the most immediate benefit. A capital investment of this scale for a small company would be critical for its future and the study provided a good foundation for more detailed design.

SPRING 2019: Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) recipient: Sean McAuliffe

Sean McAuliffe (mechanical engineering) completed a very well written report following a well thought-out approach to identifying the root cause and analysis of a failure in electrical bonding across connector junctions.

Instrumentation was employed in determining the cause and potential solutions compared with a decision matrix. The client was provided with clear conclusions and recommendations for a way forward. The report was well presented with good problem-solving/logic and of importance to the employer.

FALL 2018: IEEE Victoria recipient: Juliana Bartemucci

Juliana Bartemucci (mechanical engineering) worked for Defence Construction Canada. She undertook a comparative design review of two approaches to upgrading a jetty cold-water system to accommodate a new fire protection system and access to potable water. A clear recommendation was provided at the end of the analysis.

Juliana's report provided a clear write-up to address the near term and future requirements of the client. The illustrations and layout were clear and well documented. Technically, the selection of appropriate piping was supported by referenced material and engineering analysis.

FALL 2018: Iron Ring Camp 23 recipient: Collin Macleod

Collin Macleod (mechanical engineering) spent a work term with Viking Air Ltd. He undertook a study to determine the best location for an air-data boom on a DHC-6 to support the analysis of increasing the maximum take-off weight by up to 10%. The analysis was undertaken by creating a design space to model the performance of the air-boom in 3 different locations. In addition, a “best-in-class” comparison was undertaken based on qualitative measures. 

Collin demonstrated a good analysis of the issues, needs, and trade-offs was made as well as recognizing “solution constraints”. The report was well presented, and the conclusions were substantiated and reasonable. The report was of clear value to the client.

FALL 2018: Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) recipient: Michael Gingras

Michael Gingras (mechanical engineering) worked for Babcock Canada Inc. His project undertook an engineering analysis of software for use in heating and cooling by a weighted objective matrix. Specific recommendations were made to proceed with FLoMASTER. The exercise demonstrated expertise in flow analysis, software assessment and cost benefits.

Michael's report demonstrated excellence in engineering. The safety related issues were complex and required an understanding of both software and hardware factors. This was a good example of a VIES Award.

SUMMER 2018: IEEE Victoria recipient: Mak Rokic

Mak Rokic (civil engineering) worked for Defence Construction Canada and wrote a work term report on the topic of "Remediate Rock Fall Hazard." His work term report had a well laid out comparison of potential solutions. There appeared to be only one option that didn't violate unacceptable risks well summarized in report. This is good benefit for the client. The report showed a careful analysis with a solution that made sense for everyone.

SUMMER 2018: Iron Ring Camp 23 recipient: Courtney Toney

Courtney Toney (mechanical engineering) worked for NCS Multistage and wrote a work term report titled "Positional Locking in NCS Ball Drop Sleeve". This was very challenging and a complicated problem to solve given the downhole constraints. A completed weighted chart was derived to compare options  recommending a compact sawtooth and interference brake for the ball drop sleeve.

SUMMER 2018: Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) recipient: Sema-May Hamidi

Sema-May Hamidi (mechanical engineering) worked for NorLand Ltd. and wrote a work term report on the topic of "Mechanism Analysis for Capacity Increase LOCK-N-SAFE Bin Arrest System". It was an excellent and professional technical report.

SPRING 201: IEEE Victoria recipient: Austin Smith

Austin Smith (software engineering) was selected by IEEE Victoria for his work term report about his work term with the Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges (CFMETR) in Nanoose Bay.

Austin prepared a well written report that demonstrated both professional analysis and communication skills. His conclusions and recommendations for strategies to upgrade the real-time GPS demodulation LabVIEW application will be of tangible benefit to the Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and test Ranges Acoustics Section.

SPRING 2018: Iron Ring Camp 23 recipient: Rhye Rolls-DeWolfe

Rhye Rolls-DeWolfe (mechanical engineering) was selected by Iron Ring Camp 23 for his work term report about his time working with Ocean Networks Canada in Victoria, BC.

Rhye's report followed a clear goal of increasing the efficiency of designing housing projects. Both business and engineering analyses were employed to demonstrate the value of using excel spreadsheets in the design process. These findings created a clear benefit to ONC that coud be implemented following the report's recommendations.

FALL 2017: IEEE Victoria recipient: Kian Gorgichuk

Kian Gorgichuk (software engineering) was selected by IEEE Victoria for his work term report about his work term with Latitude Geographics.

Kian's work term report was very well written, concise, clear and easy to follow.  The logical workplan led to well thought out recommendations including business considerations.  Not only was there excellence in communication but also significant impact for the client

FALL 2017: Iron Ring Camp 23 recipient: Brett Nagy

Brett Nagy (civil engineering) was selected by Iron Ring Camp 23 for his work term report about his time working with the City of Prince George.

Brett's report was well laid out and easy to follow. An evidenced based approach was used to make practical recommendations to the City of Prince George including both financial, environmental and social impacts.

SUMMER 2017: IEEE Victoria recipient: Ryan Chan

Ryan Chan (biomedical engineering) was selected by IEEE Victoria for his work term report about his Entrepreneurial Co-op.

Ryan undertook a demanding project in human factors assessment, a field that he had no previous direct training in. His report was written methodically so that the results could be reproduced and practical recommendations were provided a client and a manufacturer. Ryan's report was a strong example of the communications skills encouraged by the IEEE award.

SUMMER 2017: Iron Ring Camp 23 recipient: Matt Dyck

Matt Dyck (mechanical engineering) was selected by Iron Ring Camp 23 for his work term report about his time working with Vice Design Inc.

Matt undertook a design engineering project that required both materials and structural analysis. In addition, financial considerations were integrated into the final recommendation for the client which resulted in the fabrication of a useful product.

SPRING 2017: IEEE Victoria recipient: Carling Stokes

Carly Stokes (mechanical engineering) was selected by IEEE Victoria for her work term report written while working for Barkley Sound Holdings Ltd.

The report was called "Feasibility of Low Embodied Energy Softwood Lumber Drying Systems on the West Coast of British Columbia".

"Receiving the IEEE co-op work term award has benefited me in a multitude of ways. Not only has it helped instil and confirm a deeper sense of confidence in my communication skills, but also it has encouraged me to continue to develop and foster this skill. It is a great feeling to have someone recognize and acknowledge the dedication and time that you put into a project, but to be able to use that acknowledgment as motivation to improve my skills and also have it contribute monetarily to education fills me with appreciation and gratitude for both the Vancouver Island Engineering Society, IEEE, and all the sponsors who help to provide the funding for these programs and awards."

SPRING 2017: Iron Ring Camp 23 recipient: Sema-May Hamidi

Sema-May Hamidi (mechanical engineering) was selected by Iron Ring Camp 23 for her work term report written while working for CFB Esquimalt - Base Construction Engineering (BCE).

The report was called "Construction of New Building vs Renovating Existing Facilities for Canadian Navy Enhanced Navy Boarding Party & Boat Troop".

"It’s always nice to be rewarded for hard work. The co-op report award was a great opportunity to be recognized for work during my co-op term, and is a valuable addition to my resume in applying for future work."

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