Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering can acquire paid work experience in industry through the Engineering Internship Program or through the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering Cooperative Education Programs.

These internships and co-op work terms allow students to develop communication and employment skills, network in the marketplace, and acquire practical knowledge of specific fields so that they can make informed choices about their career options.

Quick Facts

  • Students can participate in internships and co-op work terms locally, nationally and internationally.
  • International students are eligible to participate in both the Engineering Internship Program and the Cooperative Education Programs, some restrictions may apply. International students must meet with the internship advisor before accepting an internship offer (intern.engineering [at] mcgill.ca)
  • Both internships and co-op work terms are recognized on students’ academic transcripts.

The Engineering Internship Program is optional, non-credit, and open to students in Bioengineering, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, and Software Engineering.

  • Students must have completed at least one semester of full-time studies and have at least one full semester left in their program. They must have a minimum CGPA of 2.0.
  • Internships can be 4, 8, 12 or 16 months in length.
  • Students who complete a minimum of 8 months of internship will graduate with the Internship Program designation on their transcript.

The Materials Engineering Co-op Program allows students to acquire valuable work experience through three semesters of industrial training (credited) which are integrated into the 11-semester course curriculum.

  • Students generally go on their first 4-month co-op work term in industry as per the curriculum schedule recommendation of winter term of their U2 academic year.
  • Students work in a variety of industrial and research sectors such as the aerospace/automotive sectors (coatings, tribology etc.), biomaterials (bioengineering, biomimetics), nanomaterials or advanced materials, natural resources (mineral processing, extractive metallurgy, energy, environment), process engineering (light metals, steel, metallurgy), computational materials engineering (alloy design, process optimization) and materials characterization fields.

The Mining Engineering Co-op Program features four co-op work terms. Each four-month work term is a 2-credit course.

  • At least three work terms are mandatory, and any two work terms may be done in sequence in a manner equivalent to an 8-month internship.
  • Students also benefit from immersion in both the English and French languages as a result of the joint program with École Polytechnique and work term opportunities in francophone regions such as Abitibi in Quebec.


Engineering Internship Program
Engineering Career Centre (Engineering Student Centre)
Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 22
careers4engineers [at] mcgill.ca

The Engineering Career Centre provides career and jobs search advising to all Engineering students, and coordinates online job postings, workshops and events to assist with internship and job searches.

Materials Engineering Co-op Program
Genevieve Snider, Co-op Liaison Officer
M.H. Wong Building, Room 2210
genevieve.snider [at] mcgill.ca

Mining Engineering Co-op Program
Frank Dawson Adams Building

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