Co-op Programs

Through Engineering's Co-op Programs, I had the opportunity to work in contracting, consulting, and government agencies. This diverse exposure to work experience throughout my early career enriched my understanding of new projects I receive and has provided me with different perspectives.

Amanada Rochon

Civil Engineering Student, Dillion Consulting

For more detailed information on our co-op programs, please visit the co-op website


Average Year-Long Co-op Salary

The average salary for students in our Year-Long Co-op is $50,000.

Employment Rate

98% Western Engineering graduates find employment within 2 years.

Borderless Opportunity

Western Engineering Co-op students have access to positions across Canada and internationally!

Have questions? Email us at or visit the co-op website


Put Skills Into Practice

While completing your engineering degree, you are encouraged to participate in an optional Long Term and/or Summer Engineering Co-op. You will earn money and gain extremely beneficial work and networking experience.

Eligible students may enroll in the Bachelor of Engineering Science degree with Co-Op where they must complete at least three co-op terms prior to graduation.

Career Services Office

Built to support Western Engineering’s rapidly growing Co-op Program, the Career Services office is designed to make the transition from university to the workforce as stress-free as possible with resources like:

  • Résumé/cover letter review and interview preparation
  • Job search and career planning
  • Professional development workshops
  • Industry and alumni panel discussions
  • Networking events and employer information sessions

Long Term Co-op

Gain a competitive advantage over other engineering graduates by working on advanced engineering projects from start to finish during a Long Term Co-op.

  • Co-ops are 12 to 16 months
  • Available prior to your final year of studies
  • Average co-op salary is $50,000/year

Summer Co-op

Gain valuable engineering and career-related work experience during the summer months to enhance and build on the skills acquired during your engineering degree.

  • Work terms 4 months in length (May to August)
  • Multiple work terms can be completed
  • Students can start right after their first year!

Where do our students work?

  • Aecom
  • ArcelorMittal
  • BOS Innovations
  • Deloitte
  • Enbridge Gas Inc.
  • General Dynamics Land Systems
  • General Motors
  • Google
  • Honda
  • Husky Energy Inc.
  • Hydro One
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Imperial Oil Limited/ExxonMobil
  • Labatt Brewing Company
  • Linamar Corporation
  • Magna International
  • Microsoft
  • NOVA Chemical Corporation
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • RBC
  • ... and many more!


Long Term and Summer Co-op job boards exclusive for students participating in our programs

Both types of co-ops can be completed with local, national, and international employers

Multiple Summer Co-ops and a Long Term Co-op can be done during a student’s undergraduate engineering degree

Flexible, optional, experiential learning opportunities!