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Mechanical Engineering Technology with Optional Co-op

Starting with the Fall 2019 intake, this program features an Optional Co-op stream. Participating in Co-op will enable you to apply your skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, and gain valuable experience that will enhance your employment prospects upon graduation. Co-op work terms are 14 weeks of full-time paid employment (minimum 12 weeks/420 hours).

Attend a Co-op Information Session

As a first step in your exploration, plan to attend a Co-op Information Session in Semester 1, to learn more about participating in co-op, the application process and eligibility requirements. You will be notified of the Information Session schedule via email.

Co-op Application Process

All students must be enrolled full-time in the regular (non co-op) academic program. Midway through Semester 1 you will have the opportunity to apply to co-op via an application form. Acceptance into the co-op stream will be a competitive process since spaces are limited and not all students who meet the minimum academic eligibility requirements may be accepted.

“Conditional acceptances” into co-op will be extended based on your academic standing at mid-term of Semester 1. Acceptances will be firmed up – or revoked – based on your academic standing at the end of Semester 1, your participation in Co-op Readiness activities, and labour market conditions. You will be notified of your status via email. Upon acceptance into the co-op stream, you must complete a Work Preparation course in Semester 2, and 3 work terms per the work/study sequence shown below. NOTE: Humber cannot guarantee co-op employment. As a co-op student you will be required to actively job search for your own placement in addition to the services and job leads provided by the Co-op Office.

Work/Study Sequence

Regular Stream

  Fall Winter Summer Fall  Winter Summer Fall Winter
Fall Intake Semester 1 Semester 2 Break Semester 3 Semester 4 Break Semester 5 Semester 6
Winter Intake   Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4  Break  Semester 5 Semester 6

Optional Co-op Stream

  Fall Winter Summer Fall  Winter Summer Fall Winter Summer Fall
Fall Intake Semester 1 Semester 2 Co-op 1 Semester 3 Semester 4 Co-op 2 Co-op 3 Semester 5 Semester 6  
Winter Intake   Semester 1 Semester 2 Co-op 1 Semester 3 Semester 4 Co-op 2 Co-op 3 Semester 5 Semester 6

Academic Requirements to Enter the Co-op Stream

  • Enrolled as a full-time student.
  • Successful completion of all core courses in Semester 1 as scheduled, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 75%.

Academic Requirements to Advance to Co-op Work Term 1

  • Successful completion of the Work Preparation course in Semester 2.
  • Successful completion of all core courses in Semesters 1 and 2 as scheduled, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 75%.

Academic Requirements to Advance to Co-op Work Term 2

  • Successful completion of Co-op Work Term 1.
  • Successful completion of all core courses in Semesters 1, 2, 3 and 4 as scheduled, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 75%.
  • Meeting with your Placement Advisor during Semester 4.

Academic Requirements to Advance to Co-op Work Term 3

  • Successful completion of Co-op Work Term 2.

International Students

In addition to the academic eligibility requirements listed above, International students must obtain a Canadian Co-op Work Permit (CWP) prior to commencing work. Upon confirmed acceptance into the co-op stream after the end of Semester 1, the Work Placement office will prepare a letter to be used in your application for the CWP.

Note: Proof of application for the CWP is required to access work placement opportunities in the online job board. For additional information on the CWP application process, please visit Humber’s International Office at https://international.humber.ca/student-services/permits-visas/coop-visas.html

Work Preparation

Managing and conducting a job search is part of the co-op experience. Participating students are required to complete a Work Preparation course prior to the first work term to help them develop effective job search skills including resume preparation, job market research, networking and interviewing. Co-op opportunities are not guaranteed, therefore, students are expected to actively network and search for their own placement. The Work Placement Services Team provides a range of services to support student success, including coaching students throughout their job search and placement, and working with employers to identify co-op opportunities.

Contact

Work Placement Services, Room NX302
Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology
416.675.6622 x 5517
WorkAppliedTechnology@humber.ca