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Prospective Students - Co-operative Work Experience

Co-operative Education in Computing Science allows students to gain valuable, career-related, paid work experience. Students enrolled in any of our majors, honors, joint majors and second degree, are eligible for our co-op program.

Why co-op?

It's a fact: Many employers prefer recent grads with experience. Here are the many ways in which students can benefit from the program:

  • apply classroom knowledge to practical situations
  • increase your competitiveness in the marketplace
  • build a strong application for graduate studies
  • work locally, nationally, and internationally!

Did you know that over 85% of our co-op students find employment with one of their co-op employers right after graduation?

Students apply for co-op generally in second or third year after the completion of 45 units of course work and some additional requirements. Students may choose to take as few as one co-op work semester or as many as five. Each co-op work term is four months of full-time employment, and students are not expected to take course work during this time.

Our students have the opportunity to graduate with up to 20 months of work experience and earn $44,000 - $71,000 through our co-operative education program.

Where are some of our students working?

Here are just a few of the employees our students find positions with:
TELUS Business Objects Electronic Arts Canada
IBM Microsoft BC Cancer Research Agency
BC Cancer Research Agency
Government Services such as:

  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Many more...
Nokia