Engineering

Long-Term Co-op Program

In the Long-Term Co-op Program, students spend up to 16 consecutive months working in a paid engineering position prior to the last year of their Bachelor of Engineering Science (BESc) program. The Long-Term Co-op Program provides a longer work term and more extensive experience than a summer co-op, which ensures that students are able to work on advanced projects, seeing them through from beginning to end. 

Eligible undergraduate students in any accredited program in the Faculty of Engineering may enroll in a Bachelor of Engineering Science 'With Co-op' version of that program. Students may enter the 'With Co-op' version of their program at any time up to the beginning of Term 2 of their next-to-last level of undergraduate studies. In order to graduate with a 'Bachelor of Engineering Science (Program) with Co-op' degree, a student must complete a minimum of 3 co-op terms prior to the beginning of the final academic term of their degree.  A co-op course notation will be on the student's academic record for each experience term.

In addition to the practical experience and competitive salary gained through co-ops, a maximum of 12 months of this employment may be sued towards the four years experience required for licensing as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

Length: 8, 12, and 16 months
Paid or unpaid: Paid
Commitment: Full-time hours
Programs: All Bachelor of Engineering Science degree options
Start date: Positions can start anytime between May and September
Contact: Engineering Career Services wecareer@uwo.ca; 519-661-2111 ext. 88359; Spencer Engineering Building, Room 2092


Summer Co-op Program

The Summer Co-op Program is designed to assist students in finding quality degree-related summer employment, providing them an opportunity to gain valuable engineering experience. The Summer Co-op Program follows the guidelines proposed by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL), including an introductory co-op workshop, a placement process, a required minimum academic average, employer/student placement evaluations, and a work term report.

Eligible undergraduate students in any accredited program in the Faculty of Engineering may enroll in a Bachelor of Engineering Science 'With Co-op' version of that program. Students may enter the 'With Co-op' version of their program at any time up to the beginning of Term 2 of their next-to-last level of undergraduate studies. In order to graduate with a 'Bachelor of Engineering Science (Program) with Co-op' degree, a student must complete a minimum of 3 co-op terms prior to the beginning of the final academic term of their degree.  A co-op course notation will be on the student's academic record for each experience term.

In addition to the practical experience and competitive salary gained through co-ops, a maximum of 12 months of this employment may be sued towards the four years experience required for licensing as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

Length: Minimum 12 weeks to 4 months
Paid or unpaid: Paid
Commitment: Full-time hours
Programs: All Bachelor of Engineering Science degree options.
Time of year: May - August
Contact: Engineering Career Services wecareer@uwo.ca; 519-661-2111 ext. 88359; Spencer Engineering Building, Room 2092