Dynamic learning through co-op

Software engineering intern at sendwithus in Victoria, BC.

Learning to ‘crack the code’ as a software engineering intern at sendwithus in Victoria, BC.

Demonstrating a new design for the mechanized organics processor used by a local business.

Demonstrating a new design for the mechanized organics processor used by a local business.

Checking the turbines at BC’s largest wind farm in Tumbler Ridge, BC.

Checking the turbines at BC’s largest wind farm in Tumbler Ridge, BC.

Two co-op students enjoying time in the field replacing the solar array for an off-grid cabin.

Two co-op students enjoying time in the field replacing the solar array for an off-grid cabin.

Checking out the Newell Substation while an working on the BC Hydro Station Strategy and Standards team.

Checking out the Newell Substation while an working on the BC Hydro Station Strategy and Standards team.

Learning about safety as equipment reliability intern at the Bruce B Nuclear Generating Station.

Learning about safety as equipment reliability intern at the Bruce B Nuclear Generating Station.

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 biomedical, civil, 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.