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 2014 Co-op Information Sessions

You must attend an information session before you can apply.

Information sessions will be:

Tuesday, September 2, 4-5pm, BUR 130

Thursday, September 4, 3-4pm, RLM 7.116

Wednesday, September 10, 10-11am, BUR 108

Friday, September 19, 2-3pm, ECJ 1.202

Monday, September 22, 11am-noon, CPE 2.208

Thursday, September 25, 8-9am, RLM 4.102

Thursday, October 2, 4-5pm, BUR 108

The Co-op Application Deadline is Friday, October 3