Real World Ready

Put your classroom skills into practice, gain industry experience and discover your career passion. SFU’s co-operative education program integrates your academic studies with relevant, paid work experience—locally, nationally, and globally.

All Faculty of Applied Sciences students are encouraged to participate in co-op. For students in the Schools of Engineering Science, Mechatronic Systems Engineering or Sustainable Energy Engineering, it is a requirement for graduation. Learn more about co-op.

Broaden your horizons with international co-op by working in countries such as USA, China, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Zimbabwe.
When Daniel Dixon graduated with a major in computer engineering from the School of Engineering Science, he had already lined up a job with a six-figure salary at Apple. He received competitive offers from both Apple and Tesla and credits his co-op experience for making him a prime candidate.

Co-op employers includes companies such as:

  • Amazon
  • Apple 
  • Aurora Solar Technologies
  • Ballard Power Systems
  • BC Hydro
  • Canada Space Agency
  • Cellentric Fuel Cell Canada
  • ElectroMotiion Energy Corp
  • Electronic Arts
  • Environment Canada
  • Flash Pay Technology 
  • Fortis BC
  • Fortinet
  • Fraser Health
  • GE Canada
  • Genome Science Center
  • Google
  • Greenlane Renewables
  • Greenlight Innovations
  • Health Canada
  • Honeywell
  • Hootsuite Media
  • IBM Canada
  • Intel of Canada
  • LinkedIn
  • Lyft
  • MDA
  • Microserve
  • Microsoft
  • Moment Energy
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Natural Resource's Canada
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Port of Vancouver
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Salesforce


  • Samsung Electronics Canada
  • SAP Canada
  • Siemens Electrical Drives
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • STEMCELL Technologies 
  • Tableau Software
  • Teck Resources
  • Tesla 
  • Toyota Canada
  • TransLink
  • Vancouver Airport Authority