Dynamic learning through co-op

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

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.

Do I need to apply for admission to co-op?

As a computer, electrical, mechanical, or software engineering student, your degree program includes an integrated co-operative education (co-op) component. You'll automatically be registered in co-op and receive job search guidance and training.

Computer science students need to apply to the co-op program. You can apply in your first or second year by contacting the Engineering and Computer Science/Math Co-op office in ECS 204.

Learn more about the Engineering and Computer Science Co-op Program.

See what some of our past students have done

See more videos from the Engineering co-op playlist on YouTube.