Current Students

Engineering Co-operative Education

Applying for Opportunities

Students can search for co-op opportunities in the following ways:

  • Log onto CareerVIU Work-Integrated Learning and search the co-op job board for co-op opportunities in Engineering.
  • Network with your professional network and let them know you are seeking a co-op work opportunity.
  • Attend networking opportunities such as APEG which are coordinated through the Engineering Department.
  • Connect directly with local employers through informational interviews to learn more about the organization.
  • Connect with instructors who can recommend you to employers who may align with your interests.

Before Your Co-op

Once students secure a co-op and the details of the offer have been confirmed, students will be responsible for the following:

  • Log onto CareerVIU Work-Integrated Learning and register the co-op opportunity. Your Program Coordinator will review the details of the co-op
  • Once your co-op has been approved, a letter of agreement will be drafted sent to your host employer. This letter will reflect the details of the co-op and make it ‘official’.
  • All required paperwork and assignments associated with co-op work term (ENGR 107) will be accessible in VIU Learn.

During Your Co-op

During a co-op students are encouraged to take full advantage of every opportunity to learn and develop professionally in the field. In addition to all of the new skills and experiences studcentre-experiential-learning/current-students-culinary-arts-co-operative-education

Important Dates

ENGR 107 is offered once a year and begins in the Fall semester (September). Students who would like to participate in Co-op must register for ENGR 107 according to VIU’s registration deadlines and the course prerequisites.

Important Resources

Students enrolled in co-op will be able to access program materials through VIU Learn.

Registered co-op students can view active co-op job postings on CareerVIU Work-Integrated Learning.

See VIU Engineering Program.