The Co-operative Education Program offers students the opportunity to combine their classroom experiences with related work experiences. Students who apply and are accepted into the Co-operative Education Program must successfully complete one paid work experience, 4 months in length. The experience gained while participating in a supervised work placement is viewed as an integral component of the student's educational program. Students will make contacts and build their networks, which will help them find employment upon graduation. There is no better way than this to begin formulating your future career plan.
- Master of Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Automotive) Co-op
- TERM 1: Study
- TERM 2: Study
- TERM 3: Work
- TERM 4: Study
Candidates meeting the following minimum admission requirements will be considered. However, the number of available spots is limited, so only the most qualified candidates will be admitted:
- Must apply for admission into the co-op option in study term one (1);
- Must be registered in three courses (3) in study term one, three (3) courses in study term two, and two (2) courses in study term three;
- Must maintain a minimum 73% cumulative average and not more than 1 outstanding 70% or lower grade on transcript;
- Must have strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Must be enrolled in full-time studies in the engineering program;
- Must not be on a leave of absence when taking Transform Module 1 or during the job competition;
- Must not be planning on taking any courses during the work term;
- Must not end their program on a work term (i.e., must be returning to school following the completion of the work term).
- Must be registered in 3 courses in study term 1.
- Must maintain a minimum 73% cumulative average and not more than 1 outstanding 70% or lower grade on transcript.
How to Apply
NOTE: Admission for the Co-op option for the Winter 2021 term has been suspended due to the effects of COVID-19. Future admission entry points are being reviewed as we gather more information about the evolving pandemic. More information will be shared when a decision has been made.
Students can apply for the Master of Engineering Co-op just prior to starting their first study semester.
After accepting an offer of admission, students will be invited to attend a Co-op information session via webinar. Detailed instructions will be provided to the students as to how to apply to the co-op program. All students will have the opportunity to apply for co-op, however it is a competitive program and we may not have a placement opportunity for all students.
Placement is not guaranteed:
The process of securing a placement must be a partnership between students and Co-operative Education & Workplace Partnerships. Although every effort is made to find a sufficient number of work term positions for all students enrolled in co-op, no guarantee of employment can be made. Securing a placement will depend entirely upon the student’s success during the application and the interview processes.
Work Integrated Learning Coordinator
WIL Coordinator, Engineering (Undergrad and Graduate)
Room #1101 Lambton Tower
(519) 253-3000 ext. 2542
Please Note: Automotive MEng Program is managed by the Centre for Executive and Professional Education.