Co-op in the Faculty of Applied Sciences

Our co-op programs give students an advantage by gaining work skills in leading companies located in B.C., Canada, and around the world. Our students find this a rewarding opportunity, and all co-op placements are paid positions. Upon graduation, more than 85 per cent of our co-op students return to work for their co-op employers.


Co-op with the School of Engineering Science and School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Participating in co-op is mandatory for Engineering Science and Mechatronic Systems Engineering students. It provides the chance to work alongside practicing engineers. Often, students design and build real products, gaining an advantage when looking for work after graduation.

Placements are made in B.C., throughout Canada, and even globally. Co-op salaries are competitive and approach those of graduating engineers by the end of the program. Students engage with co-op as early as second semester at SFU.

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Co-op with the School of Computing Science

Co-op in Computing Science allows students to gain valuable, career-related, paid work experience. Students look for co-op placements as early as 45 credits but are encouraged to engage with co-op during second semester at SFU.

Students have the opportunity to graduate with up to 20 months of work experience. Students enrolled in any major, honours, joint majors and second degree programs are eligible for co-op.