Co-operative Education & Internship

For Students


Students may participate in the Co-operative Education Program, a concept pioneered in Western Canada by this Faculty. It is an integrated approach to higher education that enables strongly motivated students to combine a full academic program with practical work experience in the engineering field. This is accomplished by interspersing academic terms on campus with work terms in government or private sectors.


Co-op provides a real-world look at various industries and occupations and presents a means for students to work their way through university.

For more detailed information visit the Co-operative Education Home Page.

How It Works

Students are required to complete four, four-month work terms in industry, alternating with in-class semesters. They start their first work term midway through their second year. Students achieve a total of 16 months of work experience. The program expands the normal four-year program to five years, with course scheduling structured to accommodate the co-op students' work terms. This means the school operates year-round, and students typically take spring/summer as well as the tradition fall and winter semesters. See Course and Program Scheduling for more information on how co-operative education work terms are incorporated into each program.


For students interested in having a single work term, the Internship program enables students to undertake a 12-month or 16-month work term with a single employer toward the end of their academic program.

For Employers

Hiring Our Students

To hire a student, simply contact the Co-operative Education Office, or post a job on the Career Centre website.

Co-operative Education Office
Ph: 306-585-4600
Fax: 306-585-4659

For more general information visit the For Employers section of the Career Centre website at the University of Regina.