Our Schools' co-operative education program combines relevant job experience with classroom studies. Students complete 3 work term semesters, working in research or industrial facilities, often designing and building real products. Students must complete their Co-op requirements and return for at least one final semester of academic courses.
Our mandatory undergraduate Co-op program is part of the School of Engineering Science in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at SFU. The School is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. The Co-op program provides services on the Burnaby and Surrey campuses of SFU, and is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education.
School of Engineering Science students should review the Co-op requirements (ENSC) and policies (ENSC) of the School that relate to Co-op.
Our Co-op program offers opportunities which enhance a student's employability after graduation. We work with our students to help them prepare their job search strategy and materials, conduct professional interviews, and support the exploration and development of their career goals. Our students secure work terms across Canada, in the Silicon Valley, and internationally in places such as Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.
Please follow at https://www.sfu.ca/coop/covid19.html for updates on the current pandemic. The link includes answered questions and concerns regarding what actions to take for all students, staff, and employers as well as health concerns.
What stage are you on in your Co-op journey? Select the one that applies to you:
Please note you pay tuition ONLY when you have secured a work term. You must pay the tuition for EVERY semester which you are working.