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Cooperative education in engineering incorporates a paid, supervised work experience component into the engineering degree program. Co-op students gain valuable experience through full-time employment during work terms sequenced with academic terms.

The University of Alberta’s Engineering Co-op students comprise approximately 40% of Engineering students beyond first year.

The cooperative degree requires five years:

  • In addition to eight, four-month terms of full-time study, students complete five, four-month work terms
  • These consist of full-time, paid employment in a position related to their field of study