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

  • For Bachelor of Engineering must have 2nd or 3rd year standing in Winter 2021 Term 1.
  • For Bachelor of Design must have 3rd year standing in Winter 2021 Term 1.
  • We do not accept students with 4th year standing.
  • Must be registered as a full- time student for the Winter 2021 session
  • Must have a minimum cumulative average of 65%
  • In addition, you need to:
    • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrate co-op career motivation and maturity
    • Show 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 2021. We do not accept MASc or PhD students
  • Must be registered as a full-time student for the Winter 2021 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 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 and maturity
    • Show 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 (Engineering)Master of Engineering, or Bachelor of Design self-enrolling Canvas course.  Complete the entire course to have your application considered.
  2. Application review and intake interview – After completing application, your application will be reviewed and if successful, you may be contacted for an intake interview as part of the application process.
  3. Successful admissionIf you are successfully admitted, you will be notified by email and you are required to:
    – pay the co-op administration and workshop fee upon admission before you can attend the workshops
    – participate in mandatory co-op workshops beginning late October
    – apply for a co-op work permit (international students only)

*Incomplete and late applications will NOT be considered.

Interested in applying to the co-op program? Read through our Intake 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!

The UBC 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.

All virtual sessions are open to UBC Vancouver and Okanagan Bachelor of Applied Science, Master of Engineering, and Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism students. A Zoom link will be published here prior to the start of each information session.

DATE TIMES (Pacific)
Wednesday, August 25 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday, August 27 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Thursday, September 2 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, September 8 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Thursday, September 9 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Friday, September 10 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Applications for the Fall 2021 Co-op intake

UNDERGRADUATE Students WHEN TO APPLY APPLICATION OPENS APPLICATION DEADLINE
Bachelor of Applied Science – all disciplines; Vancouver & Okanagan September of Year 2 or 3 August 11, 2021 September 12, 2021
Joint UNBC / UBC Program: Environmental Engineering September of Year 3 August 11, 2021 September 12, 2021
Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism September of Year 3 August 11, 2021 September 12, 2021
MASTER of ENGINEERING Students WHEN TO APPLY APPLICATION OPENS APPLICATION DEADLINE
Master of Engineering in Mining July prior to starting Year 1 July 21, 2021 August 11, 2021
Master of Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering September of Year 1 Sept 17, 2021 Sept 26,2021
Master of Engineering - UBC Vancouver (all other disciplines) September of Year 1 August 11, 2021 September 12, 2021
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 with instructions on how to participate in the internship program.