What is Co-operative Education?

Co-operative education is Work Integrated Learning. Students in the Materials Engineering Co-op program complete three, 4-month-long, paid work-terms in research and industrial settings worldwide. During these work terms, students perform technical engineering work and submit required assignments, for which they receive two university credits, a letter grade and a formal evaluation by the employer.

Our program, accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), emphasizes a spectrum of working experiences. During work terms students have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge acquired in class while gaining professional skills to help them become professional engineers. Students are given opportunities to work in many different industrial sectors.


Program Benefits

  • Receive 12 months of paid work experience
  • Apply classroom learning
  • Develop resume writing and interviewing skills
  • Improve teamwork and leadership skills
  • Receive individualized career counselling.
  • Gain exposure to a variety of work environments
  • Develop network of professional contacts
  • Explore work abroad option
  • Acquire a competitive hiring edge
  • Refine career path choices through work term exposure

Job Duties

Typical Job Duties

  • Materials Testing
  • Materials Selection
  • Materials Characterization
  • Failure Analysis
  • Process Engineering
  • Mineral Processing
  • Extraction
  • Modeling
  • Design
  • Quality Control
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