M.Eng. students can apply to the UBC Engineering Co-Operative Education program which provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical industrial experience to complement formal engineering studies. The industrial experience periods extend the duration of Masters studies by 4 to 8 months and is time well spent. Among the many positive outcomes of participation in the Co-op program are:
- an opportunity to learn how to work effectively in the working world;
- can assist students decide on their future career objectives;
- gives meaning and context to academic studies;
- introduces students to potential future employers;
- generates an income that helps pay for university study costs;
- creates a work record that is attractive to potential employers.
Masters students apply to the Co-op program during September of their first year of studies. Co-op students receive training introducing them to the working world, how to write an effective resume and how to give a strong interview.
For more information, visit UBC Engineering Co-op program.