Students from Memorial University's Bachelor of Engineering co-operative program can be of valuable help to employers. The program allows extensive work-related experience to develop along with academic study, so that practical skills and knowledge can be applied to a variety of engineering and managment-related tasks.
Engineering co-op students can contribute to many aspects of engineering projects and contractual work, including design, production, inspection, calculations and proposals.
Memorial's Bachelor of Engineering (Co-operative) program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).
Memorial's Engineering Cooperative Education program requires students to complete four, four-month work terms (within up to six work term slots) for graduation as shown in the chart below.
|WORK TERM SCHEDULE|
|YEAR 1||Engineering One*|
|YEAR 2||AT 3||WT||AT 4|
|YEAR 3||WT||AT 5||WT|
|YEAR 4||AT 6||WT||AT 7|
|YEAR 5||WT||AT 8|
|* May include a work term in some cases
AT = Academic Term; WT = Work Term
* Students who complete the Engineering One requirements during the first two semesters of Year One may undertake their first work term during the Spring semester of that year.
Areas of Academic Study
In Engineering One, the first year of the engineering program, all students take a common program, which comprises courses in mathematics and basic science (physics and chemistry), as well as courses covering engineering fundamentals common to each of the majors. The engineering courses in Engineering One introduce students to engineering problem-solving, analysis, design, communication and teamwork. They will develop an understanding of the specialties, as well as the interdisciplinary nature of engineering practice.
The major programs of Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, and Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering are offered in academic term 3 through 8. The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science also offers an Oil and Gas Engineering option beginning in academic term 6, which provides students in any discipline with a background in issues related to the offshore oil and gas industry.