Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Engineering Co-op Students

During the Engineering Transfer program, students are preparing for a degree in biological, biomedical, civil, chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, geological, geo-technical, integrated, materials, mechanical, mining, software, engineering physics, and other engineering specialties at UBC or UVic.

Engineering Co-op students are ready for positions that utilize their:

  • Analytical abilities
  • Conceptualization and design skills
  • Project management capabilities
  • Organization skills
  • Information management
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Strong mathematics, science and computer abilities

Engineering Co-op students are ready for positions in:

  • Alternative Energy Plants
  • Computer/Hi-Tech Companies
  • Construction Firms
  • Crime Laboratories
  • Government Departments and Agencies
  • Game Design
  • Healthcare
  • Biotechnology
  • Banking
  • Fibre and Laser Electro-Optics
  • Manufacturing
  • Security Services
  • Transportation
  • Robotics
  • Data Processing
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Electrical Engineering Electronics, Electrical Services
  • International Development
  • Media
  • Mining and Oil Companies
  • Non-governmental, Non-profit Organizations
  • Research Institutes
  • Sales and Management
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities Companies


Our Co-op Education Partners:

We have had great success with our co-op program and many local and regional employers are partners in the education of our co-op students. We work with companies and organizations such as: Tolko Industries Ltd, Scorpion Technologies, Skytrac, Telus, West Fraser, Blackberry and many more, all while more partnerships are being developed.

The employer partners see the benefits of hiring co-op students because it provides them with the chance to bridge-in talent before students graduate, to brand themselves as an employer of choice, to get short-term support for special projects, and to build additional relationships with the university.

Student Availability:

Typically students are available for 4, 8 and 12 month work terms beginning in May, September and January each year. The current average wage for Computer, Electrical and Software Engineering Co-op jobs is between $15 - $30 per hour or more depending on the industry.

For more information, please contact our Engineering Co-op Coordinator.