Apply for co-op

APPLY FOR CO-OP

Co-op is a competitive program and acceptance is not guaranteed. Application for admission to co-op occurs once per year. The application period begins in early August and closes in mid-September. The exact dates of the application period are posted in May.

Eligibility and General Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Bachelor of Applied Science students must have a Year Level / Class Standing 2 or 3 for the upcoming Winter session AND be placed in an engineering discipline
  • Bachelor of Design must have Year Level / Class Standing 3 for the upcoming Winter session
  • Must be registered as a full-time student for both Terms 1 and 2 of the Winter session (minimum 9 credits per term)
    • note: Students studying on a reduced course load and are registered with the Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) or the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) are eligible to apply. Please contact our office when applying to notify.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative average of 65% (see here for details on how the Co-op Program calculates your cumulative average)
  • We do not accept students with Year Level / Class Standing 4
    • IMPORTANT! For 2024W admission only: We recognize that students may have chosen their courses for 23W based on a plan that would allow them to remain eligible for admission to the Co-op Program in 24W. If you have been promoted to Year Level / Class Standing 4 but under the Faculty’s previous promotion/advancement rules you would have been Year 3, you will be permitted to apply to the Co-op Program. You will receive an email from the Co-op Program in early August, with more information on how to proceed with your co-op application

In addition, you need to:

  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate co-op career motivation, maturity, professionalism, and readiness for growth
  • Show a willingness to relocate for co-op work terms
  • Commit to apply to a broad range of positions
  • Abide by the Applied Science Co-op Program Terms & Conditions

MASTER of ENGINEERING STUDENTS

  • MUST be commencing the Master of Engineering degree program in September 2024. Please contact our office if your program start date is deferred to January 2025. We do not accept MASc or PhD students
  • Must be registered as a full-time student for both Terms 1 and 2 of the Winter session
    • note: Students studying on a reduced course load and are registered with the Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) or the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) are eligible to apply. Please contact our office when applying to notify.
  • Admission to the co-op program for Master of Engineering students at UBC Vancouver follows an ‘Open Admission’ policy. This means entry is non-competitive, and students who meet the criteria and apply by the deadline will be automatically accepted. MEng Vancouver students (except MEng Mining) will receive an email from the Co-op Program in August with instructions on how to join.
  • Master of Engineering students at UBC Okanagan and Biomedical Master of Engineering students are not required to apply for admission to the co-op program. Students in these programs will receive an email from the Co-op program in December with instructions on how to join co-op.
  •  In addition, you need to:
    • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrate co-op career motivation, maturity, professionalism, and readiness for growth
    • Show a willingness to relocate for co-op work terms
    • Commit to apply to a broad range of related positions
    • Abide by the Applied Science Co-op Program Terms & Conditions

Application Process

  1. Complete online application: Application links for the Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Design self-enrolling Canvas course will be available August 2024.
  2. Successful admission: If you are successfully admitted, you will be notified by email and you are required to:
    i. Pay the co-op administration and workshop fee upon admission before you can attend the workshops
    ii. Participate in mandatory co-op workshops beginning October 2024
    iii. Apply for a co-op work permit (international students only)

We encourage students from all backgrounds to apply, including Indigenous persons, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities. If you require accommodation in the application process because you are a person with a disability or other systemic barriers, please contact us at apsc.coop@ubc.ca.

*Incomplete and late applications will NOT be considered.

Indigenous Students

The Applied Science Co-op Program is committed to encouraging and supporting Indigenous students to participate in co-op and work-integrated learning opportunities, and to working with students to address any barriers that may be present. Learn more about admissions into the Applied Science Co-op Program for Indigenous Students here.

Application Timeline

PROGRAM APPLICATION OPENS APPLICATION DEADLINE
Bachelor of Applied Science – all disciplines, Vancouver, Okanagan & Joint UNBC/UBC environmental engineering 12:00pm PT
August 7, 2024
11:59pm PT
September 8, 2024
Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism 12:00pm PT
August 7, 2024
11:59pm PT
September 8, 2024
Master of Engineering* 12:00pm PT
August 7, 2024
11:59pm PT
September 8, 2024
*Vancouver Master of Engineering in Mining, Biomedical and all Okanagan Master of Engineering students are not required to apply through this application process. Students in this program will be contacted directly by the Co-op Office in with instructions on how to apply for the Co-op program.

 

Information Sessions

Want to learn more about the co-op program? Read through our Prospective Student FAQs or attend an Information session. Our career advisors will be available to answer any questions you may have about the Applied Science Co-op Program. Log on and ask us all your questions! Registration is not required.

Information sessions are open to UBC Vancouver and Okanagan Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Engineering. Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism students will have one dedicated info session, and will be contacted with an invite. No registration is required to attend.

DATES TIMES (Pacific) Zoom
August 22, 2024 4:00 – 5:00pm https://ubc.zoom.us/j/69310424506?pwd=hvrzVjDUVU7MbK7BFnNxMBzk95RT0j.1

 

Meeting ID: 693 1042 4506

 

Passcode: 202192

August 28, 2024 12:00 – 1:00pm
September 5, 2024 4:00 – 5:00pm
September 6, 2024 12:00 – 1:00pm

The UBC Applied Science Co-op Program reserves the right to update, modify or revise the admission process without notice, including the right to request additional information or request an interview with any applicant. The intake process can change depending on the number of qualified applicants, discipline, and academic standing.