Waterloo hosts the largest co-op program on the planet, with connections to over 6,900 employers. As an engineering or architecture student at Waterloo you'll automatically be entered into the co-op program.

Throughout your degree, you'll gain up to two years of real-world experience, build connections in industry and strengthen your professional skills with WatPD-Engineering, an online program that covers résumé writing, networking and more. On average, engineering students earn $8,400-$19,200 domestically per co-op term, helping to pay for tuition, books and living expenses.

Common questions about engineering co-op

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Common questions about WatPD

As part of your degree requirements, you'll complete a series of professional development courses during your work terms, aiming to enrich your experience and help you become a more effective engineer. These self-directed courses are called WatPD courses and will help you expand your skills and knowledge, using everyday situations from your work term environment. For more information, visit: WatPD Engineering

This section focuses on questions specific to WatPD-Engineering; if you're looking for information about WatPD in general or the program's operation, visit the larger FAQ page on the WatPD website. You're also welcome to contact a representative of WatPD or WatPD-Engineering with your questions.