Environmental lab
Research and testing. Student setting up strain gauges on a rammed earth wall

At UVic, learning extends beyond the classroom. Through co-operative education (co-op), you can alternate terms in class with paid work terms in positions related to your field of study. You'll graduate with work experience, a great resume, contacts in your field and some extra cash in your pocket. Co-op graduates are more likely to find relevant, permanent work with higher salaries.

Undergraduate research options

As an undergraduate student in the civil engineering program, you'll have exciting opportunities to participate in research projects.
You could find yourself doing research during a co-op term, and you'll be regularly exposed to the latest in research as many of our top researchers, throughout the faculty, teach first- and second-year classes.
Explore the cutting-edge research areas in the department.

What is co-op

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • Alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • Enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • Develop competencies to excel in the workplace

Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details.

Career-related support

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through: