How to Apply – Master of Engineering

Master of Engineering students must apply to the Engineering Co-op program after their program commencement.

Master of Engineering students must complete an online application form and upload a copy of their resume, a completed and signed Engineering Co-op Participant Agreement form and agree to the UBC Engineering Co-op MEng Terms and Conditions.

Application is now closed
Application deadline: 4:00 pm on September 20, 2017

Eligibility and General Requirements
• Commencing Masters of Engineering program in Fall 2017 (i.e. September);
• Strong communication skills (both written and verbal);
• Maturity and co-op career motivation;
• Willingness and ability to relocate for engineering co-op work terms;
• Commitment to apply to a broad range of related engineering discipline positions; and
• Willingness to abide by the Engineering Co-op Program terms and conditions.

Intake Process*
With continued increased demand for co-op admission, and current economic factors, admission to Engineering Co-op continues to be competitive. All Masters students who meet the Cumulative GPA requirement of 68% and above will be conditionally accepted into the program this Fall. After conditional acceptance, students will complete a series of online and in person workshops, followed by small group assessment sessions all of which are mandatory components of the Participant Assessment Review (PAR). Areas that will be assessed are: Communication (written and verbal), Resume, Cover Letter, Mock Interview, Professionalism, and Workshop Participation. To be eligible for formal full acceptance, students must obtain a minimum of 64% on the PAR and also maintain a minimum 68% average.”  For full formal admission into the co-op program, master’s students must have a fall term average of at least 68%.

It is important to note that meeting the minimum PAR and CGPA requirements does not guarantee full acceptance into the program. As each discipline is allocated a finite number of seats based on demand, economic and program factors, full Formal Acceptance into the co-op program is based on the competitive nature of each discipline’s cohort.

*The UBC Engineering Co-op Program reserves the right to update, modify, or revise the Intake Process without notice. The Intake Process can change dependent on number of qualified applicants and their academic standing. This includes the right to request an Intake Interview with any applicant, regardless of GPA.

Why apply to UBC Engineering Co-op?
• Gain valuable, relevant engineering work experience during your degree program
• Learn from professional engineers and build a network of industry contacts
• Explore engineering career options
• Earn money
• Develop lifelong job search and career skills
• Have the opportunity to work across Canada or around the world

Return on Investment

Additive academic credit is given for taking part in the UBC Engineering Co-op Program. All co-op work term salaries are paid by the employer; and all co-op work terms are assessed tuition, paid by the student.

Upon conditional acceptance into the UBC Engineering Co-op Program students are required to pay a $237.50 fee for Employment Training. For each scheduled co-op work term, students are assessed co-op tuition and related UBC student fees for each four-month co-op course.

Note: All M.Eng students are enrolled in the appropriate APSC  Co-op course at UBC during their work term and will therefore have to pay UBC student fees in addition to the co-op tuition.  Please ensure you are aware of these costs (UBC Calendar).

For more information about how the fees are used, please visit Your Co-op Tuition Fees in Action.

Contact us
For more information on the Program please contact us at 604-822-3022 or drop by our offices to speak directly with a Co-op Coordinator.

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UBC Engineering Co-op Program
2385 East Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604-822-3022
Fax: 604-822-3449

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