Undergraduate students can gain significant technical experience in the engineering industry before graduation through the Cooperative Engineering Education Program, or Co-op, an experiential learning program. Co-op students complete at least two semesters of full-time work with the same employer and receive one hour of letter grade credit per semester.

By integrating multiple semesters of engineering work experience with on-campus study, co-op students enhance their classroom knowledge through practical application of theories to real-world issues. Co-op students explore specific interests within their academic discipline and refine their post-graduation goals. At the same time, co-op allows students to earn a competitive salary, which can be used to help finance their education.

Returning to the same employer for subsequent experiences gives students access to more challenging and in-depth projects while building a long-term relationship with the employer. It also allows co-op employers to evaluate potential permanent hires over an extended period of time, provides a continual pipeline of bright young people, and a cost-effective method for completing engineering tasks.


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Fall 2018 Co-op Information Sessions

You must attend an Information Session before you can apply.

Information Sessions will be:

Fri-Aug 24, 10-11AM, ECJ 1.308

Fri-Aug 31, 2-3PM, ECJ 1.308

Wed-Sep 05, 5-6PM, ECJ 1.308

Thu-Sep 13, 3-4PM, CPE 2.206

Tue-Sep 18, 3-4PM, CPE 2.206

Wed-Sep 26, 12-1PM, CPE 2.220

The Co-op Application Deadline is Sunday, September 30