Apply for co-op

APPLY FOR CO-OP

Co-op is a competitive program; make sure to review the eligibility requirements and the application process.  Acceptance is not guaranteed.

Eligibility and General Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Bachelor of Applied Science must have 2nd or 3rd year standing for the upcoming Winter 2022 session
  • Bachelor of Design must have 3rd year standing for the upcoming Winter 2022 session
  • Must be registered as a full-time student for both Terms 1 and 2 of the Winter 2022 session
  • Must have a minimum cumulative average of 65%
  • We do not accept students with 4th year standing
  • 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

MASTERS STUDENTS

  • MUST be commencing the Master of Engineering degree program in September 2022. 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 2022 session
  • Master of Engineering students studying at UBC Okanagan are not required to apply through this application process. MEng Okanagan internships will be facilitated by the Co-op Office and students in this program will be contacted directly by the co-op office in September with instructions on how to participate in the internship program.
  •  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: Select the appropriate link for the Bachelor of Applied Science, Master of Engineering, or Bachelor of Design self-enrolling Canvas course. Complete the entire course to have your application considered.
  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 in October
    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, person 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.

Application Timeline

UNDERGRADUATE Students WHEN TO APPLY APPLICATION OPENS APPLICATION DEADLINE
Bachelor of Applied Science – all disciplines, Vancouver & Okanagan September of Year 2 or 3 August 10, 2022 September 11, 2022
Joint UNBC / UBC Program: Environmental Engineering September of Year 3 August 10, 2022 September 11, 2022
Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism September of Year 3 August 10, 2022 September 11, 2022
MASTER of ENGINEERING Students WHEN TO APPLY APPLICATION OPENS APPLICATION DEADLINE
Master of Engineering in Mining May prior to starting Year 1 May 20, 2022 May 29, 2022
Master of Engineering – UBC Vancouver (all other disciplines) September of Year 1 August 10, 2022 September 11, 2022
Master of Engineering – UBC Okanagan Master of Engineering students studying at UBC Okanagan are not required to apply through this application process. MEng Okanagan internships will be facilitated by the Co-op Office and students in this program will be contacted directly by the co-op office in September with instructions on how to participate in the internship program.

Interested in applying to the co-op program? Read through our Prospective Student FAQs or attend an Intake FAQ & Information session. Our coordinators can answer any questions you may have about the Applied Science Co-op Program. Log on and ask us all your questions!

Most virtual 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.

DATE TIMES (Pacific) ZOOM
Wednesday, August 24* 4-5 pm Click to join
Friday, August 26 12-1 pm Click to join
Thursday Sept, 8

(Bachelor of Design only)

1-1:30 pm Click to join
Thursday, September 1 4-5 pm Click to join
Thursday, September 8* 12-1 pm Click to join
Friday, September 9* 4-5 pm Click to join

*An International Student Advisor will join on these dates to present additional information pertinent to prospective international co-op students after the Co-op presentation. All students are encouraged to attend if this date/time works best for you, and for internationals students to stay for the international information portion of the presentation.

UBC Co-op Live Information Session for Indigenous Students
Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 at 4 pm PST

(Arts, Applied Science and Interdisciplinary Co-op Programs)

UBC Co-op Programs are committed to encouraging and supporting Indigenous students to participate in co-op and work-integrated learning opportunities through continued supports and strategies to create more equitable, inclusive, and empowering WIL experiences.
UBC Indigenous Co-op Coordinators invite all interested Indigenous students to attend a virtual information session for Arts, Applied Science and Interdisciplinary Co-op Programs.

Register here for the UBC Co-op Information Session for Indigenous Students: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9v6SgLEhXaEWwwS

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.