Co-op program

Experience your future career and help fund your studies with the CO-OP program

student on worksite

Combine study and work experience

With the Co-operative Education (CO-OP) Program, you can gain hands-on experience in your field of study while you complete your degree. CO-OP can be added to any of the nine undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty.

The University of Ottawa CO-OP program has been running for over 30 years. Now the second largest university program in Ontario and the fifth-largest in Canada, uOttawa CO-OP boasts a very high placement rate.

As a Faculty of Engineering student, you gain significant advantages from the CO-OP program:

  • Find work (97% placement rate for students in programs at the School of EECS and a 92% placement rate for students in all other engineering programs)*
  • Find an employer in Canadian cities or even abroad from various organizations in the private and public sectors
  • Build your professional skills and increase your knowledge
  • Network with valuable contacts who can help you kick-start your career
  • Benefit from a quality program that meets national criteria and standards and is approved by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education
  • Alternate between work and study terms. Start working in the summer of your second year and then alternate between four-month work and study terms.

*Based on 2013 CO-OP data

Co-op Success Stories

Work | Study Sequences

Sequence 1 - By default, all students follow this sequence. It is possible to adapt this sequence to satisfy your best interests.

1 Study Study Open
2 Study Study Work 1
3 Study Work 2 Study
4 Work 3 Study Work 4
5 Study Open Open

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