Co-op Options

In addition to the regular co-op program, these are other co-op options you may choose to do as well.

International Co-op

There are many fantastic opportunities to work internationally during your Co-op work terms. Since 1993, thousands of SFU students have completed work terms around the globe. Sustainable Engineering Science students have worked in the Silicon Valley and other parts of the United States, and as far away as Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. The Sustainable Engineering Science Co-op program works with the International Co-op program to assist students with international placements.

When placed in an international co-op term, students complete the Bridging International Learning course to assist students to prepare for and be successful on an international work term.

There are also subsidies available to assist students in the cost of working out of the country. Please see the International Co-op Financial Assistance page for more details.

Student-Developed Co-op

This is an opportunity for you to create your own Co-operative Education learning opportunity with a new employer contact. Visit this page for more information.

Research Co-op

Students have an opportunity to participate in research co-op terms, where they gain experience in an academic, research and/or lab setting at SFU. Ideally, at least two of the three mandatory work semesters should be completed in industry unless a student plans to pursue post-graduate studies. Some research co-op opportunities are posted through myExperience, but you may also network with professors to identify a research co-op opportunity, and bring it to the Co-op office for discussion and approval. Learn more about professors in SEE.


Are you a student entrepreneur, changemaker or team ready to commit to your start-up full-time for a semester? eCoop allows you to receive a financial award while working full-time on your very own start-up—complete with dedicated mentorship and space from Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection.