Faculty of Engineering

Information for Future Undergraduate Co-op Students

Western Engineering Career Services strives to meet the needs and demands of students, alumni, industry and the engineering profession as a whole.

We recognize the fact every student has a different need so with that in mind we offer a variety of co-op opportunities. Both co-op programs follow the guidelines proposed by the Canadian Association for Cooperative Education (CAFCE), including an introductory co-op workshop, a placement process, a required minimum academic average, employer/student placement evaluations and a work term report.

Internship Program

In the Internship Program, students spend 12 to 16 consecutive months working in a paid engineering position prior to the last year of their Bachelor of Engineering Science (BESc) program. Internship provides a longer work term and more extensive experience than SECOP, which ensures that students are able to work on advanced projects, seeing them through from beginning to end.

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Summer Engineering Co-op Program SECOP (SECOP)

SECOP is a four-month (May - August), paid work experience program. It is designed to assist students in finding quality degree-related summer employment, providing them an opportunity to gain valuable engineering experience, including an introductory co-op workshop, a placement process, a required minimum academic average, employer/student placement evaluations and a work term report).

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Additional SECOP opportunities

Transportation Career Development Program

A government agency, a consulting company, and a contractor have formed a partnership to hire three first-year students interested in Civil Engineering to rotate between the organizations during each summer of their first, second and third year.

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Globalink Internship Opportunities

Western Engineering is proud to offer internship opportunities for students from India who are interested in coming to Western through the MITACS Globalink Program. Participants of this program are also eligible for the new Canada-India Graduate Student Fellowship program, which is aimed at supporting the best and the brightest Indian students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in Canada. For more information, please visit the MITACS website.