VIU Engineering students working on a bridge design for a contest

Vancouver IslandUniversity

Engineering and 
Co-operative Education 


Learn Beyond the Classroom

The Engineering Transfer Program (Certificate and Diploma) and Integrated Engineering Technologist Diploma Program provide students with a solid foundation in physics, mathematics, computer programming, computer aided drawing, as well as project management principles, enabling students to pursue careers in mechanical, electrical, civil and computer engineering. Students in these programs can choose to conduct one or two optional co-op work terms between the first and second years. These co-op experiences not only allow students to acquire invaluable field experience but also enable them to return to their academic studies with a deeper understanding of the real-world applications of their course work, providing clarity and direction for their future career development.

Visit the Engineering Department

Andritz Ltd
ESC Automation
Newcastle Engineering
Turner and Associates

Herold Engineering Limited
KJ Controls
AES Engineering Ltd
Municipality of North Cowichan
Vancouver Island University

Graham Construction
Scorpion Technologies
Seamor Marine Ltd
Catalyst Paper Port Alberni


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